Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

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Family Nature Explorers

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Join us as we explore a different area of the Gardens or Nature Walk each month. Whether we're searching for wildlife, getting crafty with art projects, or conducting experiments, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature. For all ages with an adult. ( 3 years and up recommended ) 10:30 am - 12:00 noon.

Advance registration and payment is required. Registration begins two months prior to each program. Members are Free; Non-members are Free with paid garden admission. Contact Sue Myers (410) 557-9570 ext. 213
Check in at the Visitors Center. If it rains, we'll bring the outdoors inside!

Saturday, April 18

Tree-mendous Trees
Celebrate Earth Day with us!  It’s a time of fun, learning, action and appreciation of trees and the gifts of our beautiful Earth.  Pot a small tree seedling to take home and help plant a tree on the Ladew grounds.

Saturday, May 16

Ladew continues its long history and love for foxes! What does the fox say? Come find out that and more as we learn and have fun with foxes!

Saturday, June 20  
Pond Search
Spring has sprung and the ponds are jumping with lots of activity. Join us as we scoop the ponds in the water lily garden for frogs, tadpoles, dragonfly babies and more.

Saturday, July 18
Butterflies and Caterpillars
The gardens and Butterfly House are aflutter with butterflies everywhere. Come explore the life cycle of a butterfly, from hungry caterpillars to beautiful butterflies.

Saturday, August 15 (Sorry,  sold out)
Animals Underground
The life below our feet is brimming with life!  We’ll dig down and explore those that crawl, slither and dig to make their cozy underground homes.

Saturday, September 12
Children's Day: Feathered Friends
Come and learn all about birds of all kinds and have fun with games, crafts, entertainers, food and more!

Saturday, October 10 (Sorry,  sold out)
October Owls
Whooo has sharp talons, keen senses and silent flight?  Owls, that’s who!  We’ll have fun and learn as we investigate these beautiful night flyers.

Saturday, November 21 (Sorry,  sold out)
Backyard Birds
Cold weather and lack of food can be tough for our feathered friends.  Our naturalists will share ideas for ways families can help them weather the winter storms.