Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of a child examining pond life at Ladew Gardens

Children’s Education

SCHOOL FIELDTRIP PROGRAMS 

The Spring 2016 Field Trip schedule for Guided Tours is now full (self-guided dates are available; please contact us for dates). Guided & self guided tours for Summer and Fall 2016 dates are available.


STORY TIME (ages 2-6 years)

The goals of Story time at Ladew include:
  • Sharing the joy and pleasures of reading
  • Introducing children to learning in a social setting
  • Introducing children (and adults) to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors
  • Encouraging creativity and imagination (through stories, the fun and whimsical designs of Mr. Ladew’s gardens, and through craft projects in the wintertime

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FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS (for all ages)

The goals of Ladew’s Family Nature Explorers program include:
  • Introducing families to the gardens in order to cultivate an interest in and appreciation for nature
  • Encouraging parents and their children to venture outdoors and explore nature together
  • Encouraging curiosity and creativity  through stories, games, and fun!

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SUMMER NATURE CAMPS (ages 4-15 years)

As with all of Ladew’s children’s programs, the goals for Ladew’s summer nature camps include:
  • Promoting the awareness and understanding of the natural world, including plants, animals, water resources, geologic features, etc
  • Encouraging an appreciation of the natural world
  • Promoting the protection of and responsibility for the natural world, for the sake of all life on earth.

Summer Nature Camp is geared toward ages 4-15 years. Camp activities include daily hikes, games, experiments, stories, puppet shows, and arts and craft projects. Pre-registration with deposit is required. Space is limited

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