Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Garden Glow



Ladew is delighted to announce Garden Glow, a magical celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and local vendors of food and spirits. Enjoy special educational exhibits of owls, bats, moths, spiders and other creatures of the night.

Proceeds from Garden Glow will support Ladew’s environmental education programming for children which provides vitally important, experiential programming for up to 5,000 students a year, and has a long-standing commitment to serving Maryland Title One schools.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be limited access to the gardens during this special event.

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.


Ladew is Seeking Submissions for Garden Glow! 

There are 3 Classes of Submissions

1) "GLOW" Our biggest class in terms of size; can be any type of lit installation; does not have to relate to Halloween, a captivating visually stimulating light display to celebrate the season on behalf of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Assume 5-20+ feet in size. Each submission will have its own viewing space and supporting marketing and promotion.

The Participants we are looking for are: Artists, businesses, arts organizations, groups, individuals 

Download your >>Submission Form and Application Here <<.  Submission form due by October 12.

2) "EXTRA LARGE PUMPKINS/GOURDS" Ladew will provide extra large pumpkins for serious artists (these are limited) businesses and individuals that want to carve a super special “creative” pumpkin to celebrate the season on behalf of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Each submission will have its own viewing space and supporting marketing and promotion.  Pumpkins must be carved on site.


The Participants we are looking for are: Artists, businesses, arts organizations, groups, individuals

Download your >> Submission Form and Application Here <<   Submission form due by October 12.

3) "STANDARD PUMPKINS/GOURDS" Carved pumpkin contributions from interested individuals, businesses, artists and families will be a part of a wonderfully large display of carved pumpkins. These pumpkins will be displayed in a group to create one large beautiful installation.

The Participants we are looking for are: Individuals who want to participate in the Garden Glow... but on a smaller scale

Download your >> Application Here <<  Application form due by October 12.


Another way to participate is at our:

Garden Glow Volunteer Pumpkin Carving Workshop 
Help Ladew staff carve pumpkins to be featured in our Garden Glow event! Ladew will provide the pumpkins, some design patterns, and minimal tools. Volunteer carvers are encouraged to please bring your own carving tools and other needed supplies.

AGES 14 and up
TIME 9 am – 12 pm  |  Pumpkin Preparation  (cut & gut!)
10 am - 12 pm  |  Pumpkin Carving (Shift 1)
1 - 3 pm  |  Pumpkin Carving (Shift 2)
Contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410.557.9570, x226 or



We Present Garden Glow with the support of these partners:

Presenting Sponsor: