Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

FAMILY NATURE EXPLORERS

 Just drop in! Join us at a different learning station in the Gardens or on the Nature Walk each month.  Whether we're searching for wildlife, conducting experiments, or making a craft, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature.  If it rains, we'll bring the outdoors inside!

For all ages with an adult (3 years & up recommended)
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon on select Saturdays / 1:00 – 2:30 pm on select Sundays
(Drop in anytime. Check-in at Visitor Center. Allow at least 30 minutes for activities.)
Fee: Free for Members | Non-members free with paid garden admission

For questions, please contact Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570, x261 or rhebert@ladewgardens.com

Check in at the Visitors Center. If it rains, we'll bring the outdoors inside!

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Earth Day Flower Power

Celebrate Earth Day with all of the flowers of Ladew. Surround yourself with 1,000’s of tulips, as well as blooms from shrubs and trees in the gardens. Learn about pollination and some of the seeds that flowers produce.

SATURDAY, MAY 19
Wonderful Wind

In recognition of Ladew’s new kinetic sculptures in the meadow this year that use wind power to move, let’s explore the power and importance of wind used by plants, animals and technology.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 OR SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Pond Search

Spring has sprung and the ponds are jumping with lots of activity. We’ll have fun as we scoop the ponds in search of frogs, tadpoles, dragonfly babies and more.

SATURDAY, JULY 21
Incredible Insects

Butterflies, beetles, bees and other amazing bugs can be found flying throughout our gar-dens and meadows. Let’s learn about some of our favorite insects that call Ladew home!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Nature’s Crayons
Imagine if you had no crayons, markers or other art materials. What would you use for drawing or painting? Let’s get creative and make masterpieces from materials that we gather from nature — berries, flowers, seeds and more.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 OR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Butterflies and Caterpillars
The meadow and gardens are aflutter with butterflies everywhere. Come visit our native Butterfly House, explore the meadow, and learn about these beautiful creatures – from egg to butterfly, and the plants that their lives depend on.