Harford County Pollinator Gardens Trail
Ladew is proud to join other Harford County gardens representing some of the best pollinator habitats in our region.
During the 1990’s, Ladew converted over six acres of lawn to wildflower meadow to provide wildlife habitat, create biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions by eliminating the need to mow this area weekly. The wildflower meadow features numerous native, pollinator-friendly plants, including coneflower, black-eyed Susan, Joe Pye Weed, milkweed, goldenrod, aster and many more. Due to its appeal to pollinators, especially butterflies, the meadow was the inspiration for the construction of Ladew’s native butterfly house in 2014, which is nestled within the meadow. Several meandering paths are carved throughout the meadow, showcasing the native plants and pollinators, as well as bluebird boxes and their residents, other wildlife, and Ladew’s annual sculpture exhibits. We encourage visitors to explore this habitat for its beauty and educational value.
Non-members must purchase tickets in advance and online.
(Ladew members do not need advance tickets.)
To enjoy Ladew’s pollinator gardens and receive a $5 discount, please click the Tickets link below to purchase your advance tickets.
General admission tickets are good for any day, August through October, and includes admission to the formal gardens and Nature Walk trail.
(Separate butterfly House tickets are free, but limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. Ask about them when you arrive on-site.)
Discounted Admission Fees:
(These prices include $5 off admission for adults, seniors and students; maximum of 2 discounts per transaction)
Adults | $12
Seniors | $7
Students (ages 13 yrs and up) | $7
Children (ages 2-12 yrs) | $5