Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Events by Interest  

Art in Our Gardens 2020

Christmas Open House

Family Nature Explorers  

Garden Glow

Garden Festival

Holiday Workshops

In the Garden Series

Inside Private Gardens Trips

Laura Amussen

Lecture Series 

Little Explorers Nature Program

Maple Magic

Member Strolls

Monarch Butterfly Workshop 

Mother's Day

New Member Orientation

Summer Concert Series

Summer Nature Camps

The Butterfly House


Wild & Scenic 
Film Festival

Wild Walks, Talks,
Yoga, and more! 


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.























































































Garden Festival 2020 Rare Plants & Garden Ornaments Sale

Our Event this year will be held on
 May 1st (preview evening)
and Saturday, May 2nd

Please read the information that follows about what to expect when you become
a vendor at Garden Festival. Vendor space is extremely limited.

Fee: $250.00 and 10% of your gross sales.

Materials and Set-up
Garden vendors can expect a 10' x 10' tent (and two 8 foot tables w/chairs) as well as some designated space outside the tent for display of merchandise. For the most part, non-plant vendors will be under a large tent in front of the Manor House ( 10' x 10' space ), or in the barn Gallery with two 8 foot tables and two chairs. (10' x 10' space)

You will assume full responsibility for unloading your materials.Please bring any carts or trolleys that you may need for unloading and loading and please come staffed accordingly. Please come prepared to manage your sales. We recommend that you be prepared to take credit/debit cards if possible.Please consider providing sales receipts. It makes tracking items much more efficient.

Ladew will provide plant stakes to be used to identify the buyer but not to be used for pricing. Please come prepared to price all your merchandise.

We do not anticipate frost but you may want to bring frost covers if you feel it necessary-we are zone 7a.

Preview Event on Friday Evening
We will be holding a preview cocktail reception and sale on Friday evening from 5:30pm to 8pm in the Hunt Scene. This event will take place rain or shine. We will need all vendors set up and ready to sell by 5:15 Friday evening (no trucks will be admitted to the Hunt Scene to unload after 3:00 on Friday afternoon!) In order to make sure you are well nourished before the evening sale begins we will have a vendor meeting in the Café Courtyard at 4:30pm. We will have a complimentary lasagna dinner for 2. Additional guests may attend for $10 each.

More Food!
Complimentary continental breakfast for two will be available in the Ladew Cafe from 7 am to 8 am. Two complimentary lunches will be delivered from Ladew’s Café to your vendor tent starting at 11 am. You will receive tickets for breakfast and lunch when you arrive. Additional tickets are available for $10.

The Event
The gates for the Garden Festival open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning volunteers will be on hand in abundance all day to help facilitate customer purchases and pick-up. Shopping will end at 4:00 and you will be free to depart when you are packed up. Please no early packing.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at Ladew's Garden Festival and would like to submit on line, please click on the link below.
Garden Festival Vendor application

You can also submit by e-mail to or by mail to Ladew Gardens 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton Maryland 21111. Below is the form for submitting this way.


Click on this PDF to download and fill out. Remember to enclose the requested photos or attach them to your e-mail.