Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Brushes & Blooms — Ladew’s Painting Party!

Paint with us and enjoy an evening of creativity and fun with a gathering of friends, food and drink.
Take home a memorable piece of art. Led by Ladew artists, each participant will paint a Ladew Gardens themed painting, while adding their own personal flair.

Group and one on one painting instruction is
provided to help make each student successful.

 Enjoy fun times and a painting to take home!

Arrive early to stroll the beautiful gardens.  Classes will be held in the Barn Gallery.  


Colorful Koi  
Thursday, April 20
Our beautiful Koi pond in the Iris Garden is a gem not to
be missed!  These gentle and colorful fish are mesmerizing
to watch and this painting will add a bright splash to your
wall at home.    
 Sold out: Please call to go on a wait list.
Iris Beauty
Thursday, May 18  
We are bringing back this popular painting from last year’s 
Brushes and Blooms. Celebrate the pure beauty of the 
Japanese Iris in this stunning close-up.  
Sold out: Please call to go on a wait list. 
Golden Pagoda
Thursday, September 21
As summer wanes, we will step into this iconic Ladew
scene - the Yellow Garden’s delightful and unique pagoda
surrounded by lush plantings in hues of gold and green. 
Just 2 spots left
Autumn Splendor
Monday, October 9
Celebrate the joy of fall with this bright harvest painting.   

Thursday, November 9 
Let’s have some fun as we raise our glasses to toast a
Ladew favorite, the cunning Red fox! 
Sold out: Please call to go on a wait list. 





15 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) 


5:30 pm - approx. 8 pm (arrive at least 15 - 20 minutes early) 


$40 Members | $45 Non-members


16x20 canvas, paint, brushes, aprons, easels, instruction and inspiration.  
Ladew will offer one free glass of wine per student.

You Bring 

Friends and Family, drinks, snacks, paint clothes and a great attitude! 
Pre-ordered picnic dinner option is available for $15. No Dinner available
for the November 9th class.




Advance registration and payment are required.                   Register online:
Rachel Hebert 410.557.9570 ext 261 or








Brushes and Blooms pre-ordered picnic dinner options   

Cost: $15  Please pre-order meals at least 1 week in advance of class date.

*Chicken salad on lettuce                                      
(contains nuts)      

 Sides include:
·       croissant
·       chips
·       fruit salad
·       dessert
·       bottled water 

*Veggie wrap (lettuce, provolone cheese,
tomatoes, cucumber slices, shredded carrot)

 Sides include:
·       chips
·       fruit salad
·       dessert
·       bottled water 

*Please notify of any food allergies/dietary restrictions. 

Painting Parties at Ladew Began with Harvey

Harvey the Painter

Harvey Ladew not only had a knack for Garden Design, but was also was very interested in painting. He used one of the barn rooms as his Studio and you can still see many of his paintings hanging there today.  Harvey sketched and painted throughout his life and he took painting classes from Jacques Maroger.  (Maroger was a painter and the technical  director of the Louvre Museum’s laboratory in Paris, later a lecturer at the Parson’s School of Design in New York, and in 1942 a professor of painting at MICA in Baltimore where he started the school of painting.) 





Harvey Ladew's original painting party!

 In the 1960s Mr. Ladew invited friends to his house to paint a group painting and enjoy each other's company.