Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of Ladew's Great Bowl from above



































































Hours / Admission / Directions

We are delighted to have reopened the Gardens and Nature Walk to everyone!
Our new days and hours:
Thursdays through Mondays from 9 am - 3 pm

The Gardens and Nature Walk are open for your enjoyment.
The Butterfly House opens on July 9.
The Manor House, Gift Shop, Ladew Café, and Restrooms must remain closed
to guests for your safety.

Entry will only be by tickets reserved online for non-members.
Members do not need tickets (no reservation is required).
Reserved tickets will be limited each day in order to manage safe capacity.

Purchase your tickets.

See our Visit Ladew Page for more details about planning your visit.
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Office Hours - We are monitoring our phones during this time)

The Ladew Office is open year-round
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 Gardens is OPEN Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day with our regular hours. (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 - The Manor House is currently closed

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 - The Gift Shop is currently closed

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

Café Hours - The Ladew Café is currently closed

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

Open 7 days a week
11 am - 3 pm


House, Gardens & Nature Walk - The Manor House is currently closed

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 the Gardens) - The 2020 Summer Concert Series has been canceled

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 to the concerts is not permitted.)
The gardens are open to the public until 5 pm.

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