Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America


Events by Interest  

Art in Our Gardens 2020

Christmas Open House

Family Nature Explorers  

Garden Glow

Garden Festival

Holiday Workshops

In the Garden Series

Inside Private Gardens Trips

Laura Amussen

Lecture Series 

Little Explorers Nature Program

Maple Magic

Member Strolls

Monarch Butterfly Workshop 

Mother's Day

New Member Orientation

Summer Concert Series

Summer Nature Camps

The Butterfly House


Wild & Scenic 
Film Festival

Wild Walks, Talks,
Yoga, and more! 


At Ladew Gardens we take great pride in offering a wonderful variety of special events and educational programs throughout the year, and we make every effort to keep the ticket price for these events and programs as low as possible. Tickets for all of Ladew’s programming are now administered through ShowClix… unfortunately the service fees they charge are not within our control. Thank you for your understanding.























































































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new programs and events!


  Saturday, February 15  Maple Magic 
Both tours on Saturday are full
  Sunday, February 16  Maple Magic 
Both tours on Sunday are full


  Wednesday, March 11  Little Explorers
Sammy Skunk's Super Sniffer 
  Wednesday, March 18  Spring Lecture 
The Way He Sees It: Tom Scheerer on Decorating
  Thursday, March 19  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Waking from Winter  
  Friday, March 20 or
Saturday, March 21  
Volunteer Open House 
  Tuesday, March 24  Little Explorers
Amazing Opposites
  Wednesday, March 25  Spring Lecture 
Exploring Native Wildflowers and their Habitats
with Dr. Alan Weakley
  Wednesday, April 1  Opening Day! 
  Wednesday, April 1  Spring Lecture 
A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
with David Culp
  Saturday, April 4  Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
  Tuesdays & Thursdays
April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21  
Teach Children about Nature: Volunteer Training Course 
  Tuesday, April 7  Little Explorers am program full
Wily Noisy Woodpecker
  Wednesday, April 8   Spring lecture 
Containers: Pots with a Purpose
with Dan Benarcik
  Friday, April 10   Earth Day 50th Anniversary Tree Planting 
  Tuesday, April 14   Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Spring in Bloom
  Wednesday, April 15  Spring Lecture
Living Floral
with Margot Shaw 
  Saturday, April 25  Sculpture in Our Gardens Workshop
with Laura Amussen 
  Monday, April 27  Little Explorers am program full
Hooray for Earth Day!


  Saturday, May 2  Garden Festival 
  Tuesday, May 5  Little Explorers am program full
Animal Architects
  Wednesday, May 6  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More  
Birds on the Move
  Saturday, May 16  Family Nature Explorers
Friendly Fish 
  Saturday, May 16  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Connecting with the Healing Properties of Nature 
  Wednesday, May 20  Little Explorers
Tiny Green Thumbs
  Thursday, May 21  After Hours Member Stroll 


  Thursday, June 4   Special Evening Dinner and Lecture
The Future PRFCT: Kicking the Landscape Chemical
Habit and Finding a Whole New World of Beauty
with Edwina von Gal
  Friday, June 5  or
Saturday, June 6
Butterfly House Volunteer Training and Refresher Course 
  Sunday, June 7  Family Nature Explorers
  Sunday, June 7   Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Yoga in the Gardens 
  Monday, June 15  Butterfly House Opens 
  Thursday, June 18 After Hours Member Stroll
  Saturday, June 20  New Member Orientation 
June 15 - 19
Session 1
Nature Detectives Camp
Monarchs, Milkweed and Mexico 
June 22-26
Session 2 
Nature Detectives Camp
Monarchs, Milkweed and Mexico 
  Tuesday, June 30  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More 
Reptiles and Amphibians


July 6-10
Session 1 
Nature Pals Camp
Waiting for Wings 
July 6-10
Session 1 
Nature Tots Camp
Budding Artists 
July 13-17 
Session 2
Nature Pals Camp
Waiting for Wings
July 13-17
Session 2 
Nature Tots Camp
Budding Artists 
  Thursday, July 16  After Hours Member Stroll  
  Saturday, July 18  Family Nature Explorers
Pond Search 
  Saturday, July 18  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More  
Moss and Waterbears
  Sunday, July 19  Family Nature Explorers 
Pond Search
July 20-24
Session 1 
Art in Nature Camp
Metamorphosis and Migration  
July 27-31
Session 2 
Art in Nature Camp
Art and Science Apprentice 


  Tuesday and Wednesday
August 4 and 5 
Monarch Butterfly Workshop
  Saturday, August 15  Family Nature Explorers
Butterflies and Pollinators 
  Saturday, August 15  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Fantastic Ferns  
  Thursday, August 20  After Hours Member Stroll  
  Thursday, August 27  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More 
Bees and Butterflies


  Saturday, September 12  Family Nature Explorers 
Tracks and Trails
  Saturday, September 12  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More
Maryland Biodiversity Project 
  Sunday, September 26  Sculpture in Our Gardens
with Laura Amussen 
  Thursday, September 27  After Hours Member Stroll  
  Saturday, September 28  Wild Walks, Talks, Yoga and More  

Cancellation Policy:

All sales are final.  If the event is rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances and you are not able to attend a rescheduled date, we will refund the ticket price, minus the processing fee.  (If able to switch to another program with the same fee, we can usually accommodate this request.)


Ladew Gardens Presents over 125 events each year made possible in part by: