Programs for 2023



Family Nature Explorers

Join us at a new learning station in the gardens each month. Whether we're searching for wildlife, using microscopes or conducting experiments, we'll have a ton of fun as we discover the wonders of nature.


Ages For all ages with an adult (3 years & up recommended)
Time 1:30 – 3:30 pm
(Drop-in anytime and allow at least 20 minutes at the learning stations. Then, be directed to continue learning in the gardens with a self-guided activity.)
Free for Members; Non-members are free with paid garden admission.
No registration required; Check in at the Admissions/Check-in Building
Contact Caroline Graf at 410-557-9570 ext. 261 or



Sunday, May 21: Reptiles and Amphibians
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Frogs, turtles, salamanders, oh my! Join us as we learn how to differentiate a reptile from an amphibian. With help from our rescued Eastern Box Turtle, Marigold, we will learn all about local species of reptiles and amphibians at Ladew.

Saturday, June 17: Pond Search
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Spring has sprung and the ponds are jumping with lots of activity. Come along as we scoop the garden ponds in search of tadpoles, dragonfly babies and more.

Saturday, July 15: Butterflies, Beetles and Blooms
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the beautiful meadow in search of pollinators of all types. Examine the cool features of flowers and pollinators and how they come together for successful pollination.

Saturday, August 26: Art, Culture and Me!
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Join us as we discover how culture influences the art that we create. From Artist-in-Residence, Sam Holmes, to indigenous cultures, we will see how tradition and heritage influence the outcome of our art. Create your own art inspired by your life story!

Saturday, September 9: Butterfly Migration
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Discover how butterflies prepare for winter by learning about migration, monarch tagging and essential fall plants. Take part in the migration story by watching us release Monarchs for their great journey south to Mexico.