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Garden Festival 2016 Rare Plants & Garden Ornaments Sale

Mark your calendar for our 8th annual Garden Festival

Our Event this year will be held on Saturday, May 7th 

Last year, gardeners and lovers of gardens enjoy shopping from some of the mid-atlantic’s best purveyors of hard-to-find perennials and annuals, rare plants & exotics, garden ornaments, antiques, and more under magnificent blue skies.

To inquire about becoming a Vendor at Ladew's Garden Festival Click on the link below.

                                                        Vendor information for 2016


Garden Festival 2015 

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Inspiring lectures by Kathy Lentz, Washington Gardener Magazine Editor, and Fran Scully, Ladew Staff Member, plus walks through Ladew’s beautiful gardens capped off the picture perfect day.

We are most grateful to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  Valley Motors

Gold Sponsor:   Constellation, an Exelon Company

Silver Sponsors: Bob Jackson Landscapes, Direct Energy Solar, Gaverelis & Associates Landscape Contractors

Bronze Sponsors: Beechbrook Landscape Architecture, Carroll Tree Service, John Brown  General & Butchery, Mahan Rykiel Landscape Architecture, Pinehurst Landscape Company, Planted Earth, Stansbury Tree, and Ziger/Snead Architects

Plus the many individual “Friends of the Festival”

A peek of the beautiful day.  May 2, 2015


Join us at our 7th annual Garden Festival — the mid-Atlantic's premier plant, garden ornaments and antiques sale. Shop from an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard, featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.


* Online Registration with reduced ticket price for advance purchase
                        (deadline for advance ticket purchase is noon on May 1)

 * Enjoy Complimentary Lectures 

11 am

Regionally Adapted Plants 

with Kathy Lentz, Washington Gardener Magazine Editor

Join Kathy as she presents plants that have proven themselves in the Mid-Atlantic.
Season-by-season, Kathy will share her favorite plants that excel in our local gardens.

1 pm

Not Your Mother's Containers 

with Fran Scully, Ladew Staff Member

Join Fran as she overcomes intimidation that comes with container planting and has fun mixing "ingredients" in different ways to create fun, unusual containers that anyone can complete and enjoy.


8 AM-10 AM
Priority Preview Sale 

First chance shopping from vendors, plus enjoy a continental breakfast.

Advance Purchase
$75 for Members ( $60 of your contribution is tax deductible )
$100 for Non-members ( $80 of your contribution is tax deductible )
(Non-member price includes an Individual Membership to Ladew) 

Tickets Purchased at the Entrance 
$100 for Members ( $80 of your contribution is tax deductible )
$125 for Non-members ( $100 of your contribution is tax deductible )
(Non-member price includes an Individual Membership to Ladew) 

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 410.557.9570 (Mon. - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm).  Deadline for advance ticket purchase is noon on May 1.  Tickets may be purchased at the door on May 2nd.

10 AM-4 PM
General Admission to Garden Festival 

Advance Purchase
$15 for Members
$20 for Non-members 

Tickets Purchased at the Entrance 
$20 for Members
$25 for Non-members 

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 410.557.9570 (Mon. - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm).  Deadline for advance ticket purchase is noon on May 1.  Tickets may be purchased at the door on May 2nd.

Garden Festival is a special Ladew event.  The admission for all visitors on Saturday, May 2nd is $25 for non-members; $20 for Ladew members.   Sorry, green guest passes are not valid for Garden Festival.


Lecture tickets are complimentary and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

All prices include admission to Garden Festival, as well as the Gardens, Manor House (space is limited for house tours) and Nature Walk. 


For Ladew Cafe Garden Festival Menu click here

Friends of the Festival  

Those who join us as Friends of the Festival receive special benefits for supporting Garden Festival as sponsors. They receive tickets to an exclusive cocktail party and preview shopping event on Friday evening, May 1st, and to the Priority Preview Sale on Saturday, May 2nd. See attached form for details of benefits.

$5,000 Gold
$2,500 Silver
$1,000 Bronze

Benefits: To view the benefits of the Friends of the Festival or to download the form click here

  The Ladew Cafe will be open from 10am - 4pm. 


Friends of the Festival Preview Reception


For sponsorships of $1000 and up

Friends of Garden Festival enjoy preview shopping and cocktails on Friday evening, and the sale on Saturday. For more information contact Elizabeth Cook, (410) 557-9570, ext. 217,

Picture of Shop from Vendors

Click the links to visit our vendor's websites!

Atlock Farm -- Somerset, NJ
Bacharach Metalsmith – Cockeysville, MD    
Broken Arrow Nursery -- Hamden, CT
Circa Antiques -- York, PA
Courtney Design -- Lincoln University, PA
Curiosities Antiques, Baltimore, MD
Darrell Dean Antiques and Decorative Arts--Kensington MD
D. Landreth Seed Company -- New Freedom, PA
Draycott Gardens -- Upperco, MD
Fieldstone Nursery -- Parkton, MD
Great Meadows Antiques -- Great Meadows, NJ
Gristmill Nursery -- Jarrettsville, MD
Halcyon House Antiques -- Lutherville, MD
Hoffman Woodward -- East Berlin, PA
Hobensack & Keller -- New Hope, PA
Leesburg Gardens -- Catonsville, MD
Lovely Manors -- Jacksonville, MD
Manor View - Monkton, MD
Maryland Aquatic Nurseries -- Jarrettsville, MD
McLean Nursery -- Baltimore, MD
Meehan's Miniatures--Rohrersville, MD
Opus Plants -- Little Compton, RI
Oriet's Fine Art -- Monkton, MD
Peace Tree Farm -- Kintnersville, PA
Pennoyer-Newman -- Brooklyn, NY
Pennsbury Gardens LLC -- Westchester, PA
Pete’s Pickins Antiques -- Upper Falls, MD
Pine Knot Farms -- Clarksville, VA
Putnam Hill Nursery -- Forest Hill, MD
Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses-- Towson, MD
Rare Find Nursery -- Jackson, NJ
RKS Greenhouses -- Glen Rock, PA
Seth Barchowsky, Blacksmith - Port Deposit, MD
Sprezzatura -- Stevenson, MD
Spring Thyme Nursery, Dillsburg, PA
Steven Kristoph Nursery -- Millstone Township, NJ
The Hosta Hideaway -- York Springs, PA
The Little Greenhouse -- Baltimore, MD
The Painted Garden -- Glenside, PA
The Perennial Farm -- Glen Arm, MD
Thomas Gardens, Nursery & Greenhouses -- New Church, VA
Wachapreague Walking Sticks -- Wachapreague, VA
Wild Thyme Flowers -- Wilmington, DE