Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of children at Storytime at Ladew Gardens

Storytime in the GardensPicture of Storytime Worm &
Nature Stories & Crafts
(Ages 2-6 years)

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Fall Storytime in the Gardens


Tuesday, September 9:  Crickets and Grasshoppers  Join us for a hopping good time, as we read about crickets and grasshoppers.  Well also check out the meadow in search of these fun, lively insects. 

Wednesday, September 24:  Yellow like the Sun  Fall is a great time to appreciate the color yellow.  From flowers and leaves to pretty birds and bees, yellow is everywhere!  Come read about this beautiful color in nature.   

Tuesday, October 14:   Terrific Trees  The landscape is ablaze with fiery colors as the leaves turn to gold, orange, and red.  Come read about trees and celebrate the many wonderful things they do for us and our animal friends.

Wednesday, October 29:  Feathers, Fur and Fins  Some are hairy, some are smooth, some are slimy and some have grooves.  Come read all about the different types of outer coverings and “coats” that animals wear.

Tuesday, November 11: Nature Stories and Crafts-Chipmunks and Squirrels Chipmunks and squirrels are two of the most amazing animals to watch in nature. Join us as we read about these furry, fun backyard friends.

Wednesday, December 17: Nature Stories and Crafts- White as Snow Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let's read about this special time when nature puts on a show.



Nature Stories and Crafts 

Storytime at Ladew continues even after the gardens officially close to the public for the year. 
From November through March, join us in Ladew’s Studio for a morning or afternoon of 
interactive nature stories, followed by making a fun, take-home craft.


Ages: 2-6 years with an adult

Times: 10:30 – 11:15 am or 12:30 – 1:15 pm



Please note new non-member prices.

Individual Program Fee: Members $5 per child/adult pair, Non-members $15 per child/adult pair. Additional siblings only $5 each! 

Includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk for the day. Space is limited. Advanced registration and payment is required.



FALL SERIES: Register for whole Fall Series (6 sessions) for only $20 per member child; $60 per non-member child; $20 per extra sibling.

Includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk for the day. Space is limited. Advance registration and payment is required.


To register, please contact Sue at 410-557-9570, ext. 213