Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler. Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2 - 6 years with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Nature ABCs and 1,2,3s and movement are part of the fun.


TIME    Choose either 10:30 – 11:30 am or 12:30 – 1:30 pm
REGISTRATION   Pre-registration is recommended as programs often sell out. 
Questions: contact LeeAnne Kahl at 410.557.9570, x223 or lkahl@LadewGardens.com.


SPRING SERIES We are Sorry, Little Explorer's Sessions are now Sold Out.

$6 per Member child / adult pair (Family level & up)
$20 per Non-member child / adult pair
$6 each extra sibling

SPRING SERIES DISCOUNT | (5 classes): Pay for 4 classes, get 1 FREE!

$24 per Member child / adult pair
$80 per Non-member child / adult pair
$24 each extra sibling

Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (in season).


Tuesday, April 5
Wily Noisy Woodpecker

Rat-a-tat-tat! Woodpeckers are busy pecking at trees. We have several types at Ladew and we just might see them at our bird blind.


Friday, April 15
Earth Day Every Day!

Let’s celebrate this great big world, from the tiniest creatures to the tallest trees and learn how we can take care of them.


Tuesday, May 17
 Amazing Opposites
Things in nature come in all sizes and textures—big and small, rough, and smooth. We’ll use our sense of touch to learn about some amazing opposites.

Friday, May 27
Tiny Green Thumbs
Spring is a time for planting a garden. Let’s do some digging and see what is coming up in Ladew’s gardens!



Tuesday, June 7
Pebbles, Rocks, and Sand
Kids love rocks!  They can be sparkly, smooth, colorful, and so much more.  Let’s explore the fascinating variety of rocks and stones in our environment and how people and animals use them.