Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Family Nature Explorers

Join us as we investigate fascinating nature-based themes on selected weekends this season. Programs will start with an indoor introduction before we venture out into the Gardens or the Nature Walk. Whether we're searching for wildlife, conducting experiments, or making a craft, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature.

FEE: $6 Members

$20 Non-member adult

$15 Non-member senior

$10 Non-member child

Questions: contact Kathy Baker-Brosh at 410-557-9570, x261 or

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 | Earth Day 50th Anniversary Tree Planting  Canceled

Join Ladew staff and volunteers as we team up with other community members to plant trees in Harford County as part of Arbor Day and the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. All ages are welcome; ages 15 and under need adult supervision.
Free, but registration is required: Contact Sheryl Pedrick at or 410-557-9570, x226.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 |10:30 AM – 12 NOON | Friendly Fish  Canceled
Ladew’s Koi fish often steal the show 
 in the Iris Garden. Come examine fish a little closer and learn what
makes fish so beautiful and friendly. Create your own Koi kite to swim through the air with you through the gardens.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 | 2 – 3:30 PM | Bubbles  

Who doesn’t love bubbles? Come and play with bubbles in the gardens, participate in a bubble experiment,
and use bubbles to create art.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 & SUNDAY, JULY 19 | 2 – 3:30 PM | Pond Search  Canceled

The ponds are full of life. We’ll have fun as we scoop the ponds in search of frogs, tadpoles,
dragonfly babies, and other swimming critters.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 | 2 – 3:30 PM | Butterflies and Pollinators  Canceled

The meadow and gardens are aflutter with butterflies and other pollinators. Come visit our native
Butterfly House, explore the meadows using sweep nets, and learn all about these fascinating creatures.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 | 2 – 3:30 PM | Tracks and Trails

There are plenty of animals that call Ladew home that we may never get to see. So how do we know
that they are here? They leave tracks and trails behind. Come explore the Nature Walk in search of signs of the residents of Ladew.