You are invited to join us for this special Art Show & Sale of Anne Blackwell Thompson’s beautiful pressed botanical specimens which were harvested from the bountiful gardens of Ladew.


Artist and plantswoman Anne Thompson has created a stunning collection of pressed botanical specimens which she harvested from Ladew, preserving the foliage and flowers using centuries-old traditions. The meticulous preservation and artistic presentation are what elevate these found treasures into highly stylized works of art. Every specimen has a story or captures a feeling connecting us to our natural world. By pressing and preserving plants she connects the viewer with nature and hopes to inspire the viewer to discover the beauty at the intersection between art and our delicate ecosystem.


Two unique opportunities to celebrate these beautiful art works.

Art Show & Sale

Featuring the botanical works of Anne Blackwell Thompson
Ladew’s 2021 Artist-in-Residence

5 – 7 pm

Preview viewing and early-bird shopping
 in the Barn Gallery at Ladew

$100 for Ladew Members   |   $125 for Non-members 


To ensure the safety of all guests, face coverings will be required indoors. Food and drink will be offered outdoors beneath a tent; face coverings optional.

Saturday, October 9
4 - 7 pm
Shopping in the Barn Gallery at Ladew

$20 Ladew Members | $25 Non-members



This special exhibit will remain open for viewing from October 10 - 19 — every day (except Wednesdays) from 10 am - 3 pm

Thank you to our exhibit partners (to date):
Suzi & David Cordish, Karen & Mike Smith, Jenkins Baer Associates, Hedgerow, Chesapeake Tile and Marble, Johnson Sokol Interior Design, Patrick Sutton Interior Design, Smithouse, Harford County Cultural Arts Board