Harvey Ladew was drawn to the Maryland countryside in the 1920’s because of the beautiful open space. The Nature Walk at Ladew was opened in 1999 and provides a contrast to the cultivated, formal gardens with pathways through a natural landscape. Guests can experience the various wildlife habitats of Ladew, which is located within the Piedmont Plateau. In addition to educational stations along the 1 mile trail, there is a short boardwalk through wetland forest and fresh water marsh. Tours are self-guided, aided by a printed map and descriptions of each station.