Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of Ladew's Great Bowl from above



































































Hours / Admission / Directions

Ladew Gardens, Manor House and Nature Walk are currently closed as required by Governor Hogan’s “stay-at-home” directive to stop the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to reopening the gardens and resuming our special events and educational programs as soon as we receive permission and it is safe for the health and well-being of the community, members, guests, and staff.

Please continue to visit this site to find the latest information.

If you'd like to help Ladew Gardens through this unprecedented challenge, please consider a donation.


Office Hours

The Ladew Office is open year-round.  (We are monitoring our phones during this time)
Monday through Friday
8 am to 4 pm
Information Line: 410.557.9466
Office Phone:410.557.9570 
Fax: 410.557.7763
(The offices close for 2 weeks during the Christmas Holiday and re-open January 2.)
Ladew is Closed.

Gardens, Manor House and Nature Walk are OPEN Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day - same hours as above.  (Please Note: our offices are closed for these holidays)

During our off-season — November through March — there are several wonderful Ladew events you can enjoy, including our annual Christmas Open House , Little Explorers, Family Nature Explorers, and Spring Lecture Series. Please visit our Event Calendar for our schedule of year-round events.  (The Gardens are open on event days during the off-season, weather and conditions permitting.)

House Tours

Guided Manor House tours depart Monday - Friday at 11 am, noon, 2 pm and 3 pm.
Saturday and Sunday house tours are offered 11 am - 3:30 pm on the half-hour.

Visitors Center and Gift Shop Hours

Our Gift Shop is filled with treasures of all kinds!  You'll find a unique selection of garden-themed items, books, statuary & gifts!

Open 7 days a week

10 am - 5 pm


Cafe Hours

Enjoy delectable home-made sandwiches, salads & desserts with lovely garden views at our Cafe. 

Open 7 days a week

11 am - 3 pm



House, Gardens & Nature Walk

Members are FREE
Adults $20 
Seniors (62+) / Students $15 
Children (2-12) $9 
Children under 2 are FREE

Gardens & Nature Walk

Members are FREE
Adults $15 
Seniors (62+) / Students $10 
Children (2-12) $4 
Children under 2 are FREE

Military and AAA members receive a $2.00 discount. ( This discount does not apply to special events.)

Summer Concert (includes Gardens)

Adults $20 Seniors (62+) / Students $15 
Children (2-12) $5
Children under 2 are FREE 
Special Member Price $10

Entry to the concerts begins at 5 pm.
Early entry is not permitted.
The gardens are open to the public until 5 pm.
Thank you for your understanding.

 Photography Notice

Upon entering the premises you grant Ladew Topiary Gardens and its agents the right to videotape, film, and photograph you and use your likeness in connection with the commercial production, and in the distribution, exhibition, and exploitation thereof.


Picture of a road map of the region surrounding Ladew Gardens

From the South and West Via the Baltimore Beltway Take the Baltimore Beltway
(I-695) toward Towson to Exit 27B (North). Go North on MD Route 146 (Dulaney Valley Rd.). After the Loch Raven Reservoir Bridge, bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike (MD Rte. 146). Ladew Gardens is located on your right, 5 miles north of the stoplight in Jacksonville on MD Rte. 146.

From the North or South Via I-95
Take Exit 74 to MD Route 152. Follow MD Route 152 northwest to the dead end at MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike) and go left. Ladew Gardens is approximately 1 mile ahead on your left.

From York, Pennsylvania
Take I-83 south to Exit 36 (MD Route 439). Follow MD Route 439 East for about 6 miles to a dead end at MD Route 23. Turn right on MD Route 23 for approximately 3 miles to the junction of MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike). Turn right on MD Route 146. Ladew Gardens is 3 miles ahead on your left.

Travel time to Ladew Gardens from:

               Baltimore, MD - 30 minutes
               Wilmington, DE - 1 hour
               Washington D.C. - 1.5 hours
               Philadelphia, PA - 1.5 hours
               New York, NY - 3 hours
               Annapolis, MD - 1.25 hours