Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Monarch Butterfly Workshop

Each fall, monarch butterflies from the U.S. and Canada begin a 2,000 mile migration to Mexico. The following spring, their great grandchildren return. This summer, an exciting opportunity for teachers and butterfly enthusiasts is coming to Maryland. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, naturalist, gardener or simply a lover of butterflies, “Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies” will help you gain knowledge, skills, and confidence in raising monarch caterpillars and butterflies. This two-day workshop will provide a meaningful, hands-on learning experience with an interdisciplinary approach of combining science, gardening, art, geography, literacy, math, technology, Mexican culture and more.

Participants do not have to be formal teachers.
The general public and monarch enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
6 Free spots are available to Title I teachers in Harford Co., Baltimore Co., and Baltimore City Public Schools. 
For more info, please contact: Sheryl Pedrick at 410.557.9570, ext 226 or


Dates    August 4 and 5, 2020
(2 day workshop)
Location        Ladew Gardens
     3535 Jarrettsville Pike
     Monkton, MD. 21111

Time        8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day    
Cost       $120 
    (includes processing fee)

CPD Credit        1 MSDE Credit (15 hours)      

At Ladew Gardens we take great pride in offering a wonderful variety of special events and educational programs throughout the year, and we make every effort to keep the ticket price for these events and programs as low as possible.Tickets for all of Ladew’s programming are now  administered through ShowClix… unfortunately the service fees they charge are not within our control. Thank you for your understanding.

Each participant receives: A curriculum guide with almost 100 activities and Monarch life cycle/rearing information; butterfly and caterpillar rearing cages; books; posters; DVDs; Strategies for butterfly gardens and “Monarch Parades”; Inquiry-based science activities for all abilities;Activities for Mexican/ pre-Hispanic culture, history and Spanish language; Activities for language arts, math, social studies, drama,and fine arts; Distance learning projects with schools in Canada/Mexico/California; Proven models for engaging community support;Post-workshop on-going support.

To mail in your registration and payment, download the Form here.>>>  

The powerful story of the monarch butterfly inspired the emergence of the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) in 2001 and its Canadian partners in 2003. MTN is made of veteran teachers (teaching children of varied ages and abilities), non-traditional educators, master gardeners, naturalists, park workers, or anyone who has a passion for the monarch butterfly story and teaching. They share information and resources with each other and can apply for fellowships to visit the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico or California.