Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Explorers Nature Preschool Program

Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler! Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2-6 with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Nature ABC’s and 1,2,3’s and movement activities are part of the fun. Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm session.

Fees:  Members $5 per child/adult pair; Non-members $15 per child/adult pair; Additional siblings $5 each.
Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (June to October).

 Series Discount!
Sign up for the entire series and get 2 free sessions! 

Register for the Summer Series

Registration online is open: 

Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact LeeAnne Kahl at 410.557.9570, ext. 223 or lkahl@ladewgardens.com.

 

Beautiful, Boisterous Birds 
Tuesday, June 6  The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Their chatter entertains us. Birdsong is filled with whistles, trills, and chirps. We’ll listen for them and hope to see these feathery noisemakers.


1,2,3 How Many Do You See? The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Wednesday, June 14 
Do you know how many “swans are a-swimming” at Ladew? Come find out as we practice our counting skills.


Ladybugs and Beetles  Both sessions are full.
Wednesday, July 5 
What do ladybugs and fireflies have in common? They are both beetles! Let’s look more closely at these cool bugs of the insect world.


Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Plants The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Tuesday, July 25 
There are a lot of weird and wonderful plants in nature. Let’s read about some and find the carnivorous pitcher plant at Ladew.


Down by the Sea The 10:30-11:30 am session is full.
Tuesday, August 15
 
Let’s explore some of the abundant wildlife that live in the oceans.


Darting Dragonflies Both sessions are full.
Wednesday, August 30
Join us by the pond as we learn about jewel-winged dragonflies and their dainty cousins, the damselflies.


Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler! Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2-6 with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Nature ABCs and 1,2,3s and movement activities are part of the fun. Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm session.

Fees:  Members $5 per child/adult pair; Non-members $15 per child/adult pair; Additional siblings $5 each.
Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (June to October).

Register for individual programs here  >>  

Series Discount! Sign up for the entire series and get 2 free sessions! 

Register for the Fall Series (6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 each extra sibling.

Register for the discounted Series here  >>    

Fall 2017

Sensory Scavenger Hunt 
Tuesday, September 12
We will let our senses guide us as we explore different sounds, sights, and smells of the gardens in late summer.

Monarch Migration
Thursday, September 21
Let’s wish the last generation of migrating Monarchs safe travels as they head to Mexico to overwinter. A visit to the Butterfly House and craft are included.

Pumpkins Galore
Tuesday, October 10
What do “Spookies,” “Jack-Be-Littles,” and “Cinderellas” have in common? Join us as we experience autumn with a focus on this colorful squash. Craft included.

Baffling Bats

Wednesday, October 25
These fascinating flying mammals have adaptations that make them extraordinary nighttime hunters. We will celebrate their interesting peculiarities. Craft included.

Turkey Time

Tuesday, November 7
Gobble! Gobble! Let’s learn about one of our biggest feathered friends, the Wild Turkey. Craft included.

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, December 13
Let’s celebrate the upcoming holiday season and learn how animals and humans prepare for the crisp, colder days ahead. Craft included.