Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Events by Interest  

Art in Our Gardens 2019

Christmas Open House

Family Nature Explorers  

Garden Glow

Garden Festival

Holiday Workshops

In the Garden Series

Inside Private Gardens Trips

Lecture Series 

Little Explorers Nature Program

Maple Magic

Member Strolls

Monarch Butterfly Workshop 

Mother's Day

New Member Orientation

Plein Air Workshop

Summer Concert Series

Summer Nature Camps

The Butterfly House


Wild Walks, 
Yoga, Photography,
Art 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.























































































Summer Nature Camps

(Ages 2-15 years)
Nature Camps at Ladew Gardens provide a unique, fun and educational experience for children aged 2 to 15.  Ladew’s beautiful 250-acre property includes formal gardens, a 1500 square foot, native butterfly & caterpillar house, forests, meadows, ponds and streams. Staffed by our year-round, adult environmental educators and art instructors, we provide a low teacher to camper ratio and incorporate engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities throughout our curriculum.

Ladew is a Maryland Certified Youth Camp (MCYC) through the MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Investigate who lives in the woods in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Nature Walk trail. We will explore the gardens and nature walk to learn about the animals and plants that call Ladew home. Daily activities include discovery hikes, experiments, stories, puppet shows and art projects.

SESSION 1    June 17 - 21   Sorry, this camp is full
SESSION 2 June 24 - 28   Sorry, this camp is full
AGES 6 – 7 years & 7 – 9 years
TIME 9 am – 2 pm
FEES $220 Members / $270 Non-members

Woodland Wonders
Celebrate the Nature Walk trail’s 20th Anniversary by exploring and learning about different features and creatures of the woods each day. Activities include discovery hikes, outdoor games, stories, puppet shows and art projects. Snacks are provided.

SESSION 1    July 8 - 12   Sorry, this camp is full
SESSION 2 July 15 - 19  1 spot left: please call
AGES 4 – 5 years
9:00 – 11:30 am
FEES $135 Members / $170 Non-members

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to share in the wonder of discovering nature through the eyes of a toddler. From songbirds and woodpeckers to deer and foxes, we’ll have a fun time encountering some fascinating animals at Ladew. We’ll incorporate activities practicing fine motor skills, counting, colors, shapes, ABC’s and more. Snacks are provided.

SESSION 1    July 8 - 12    Sorry, this camp is full
SESSION 2 July 15 - 19   Sorry, this camp is full
AGES 2 – 3 years w/adult
TIME 9:15 – 11:15 am
FEES $110 Members / $135 Non-members

ART IN NATURE CAMP Wilderness Imagined
This year we will look to the forest for our inspiration. Through sketching, art projects, hikes, and outdoor activities we will dive into the beauty and science of forest ecology. Genres from indigenous to pop, techniques using painting, sculpture and ephemeral art and traditional, recycled and natural materials will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to work with Ladew’s featured 2019 artists-in-residence: Mike and Joanne Bare. Art kits will be provided.


SESSION 1    July 22 - 26  Sorry, this camp is full
AGES 9 - 12 years  
TIME 9 am - 2 pm   
FEES $270 Members / $320 Non-members

SESSION 2    July 29 - August 2   only a few spots left: please call
AGES 12 - 15 years
TIME 9am - 2 pm
FEES $270 Members / $320 Non-members


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED  For more info, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410-557-9570, ext. 226 or

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