YOU’RE INVITED TO LADEW'S Fall Lecture Series
a combination of in person and virtual presentations


Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers offering insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, natural history, decorative arts, history, and environmental sciences, while offering rare glimpses into some of the world’s most beautiful private gardens.

Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series is presented in a combination of in-person and virtual lectures via Zoom. All lectures will be recorded and available to all paid registrants to view on their own at another time.

 

Cost per lecture:

In person: $30 Ladew member | $40 non-member
Virtual: $15 Ladew member | $20 non-member
 

Series Discount: (includes all 5 lectures; one is free)

In person: $120 Ladew member | $160 non-member
Virtual: $60 Ladew member | $80 non-member
 

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PRESENTATION FORMAT AND TIME VARIES
Lectures will be presented in-person and / or virtually through Zoom. Lecture times vary. They will be recorded and available for paid registrants.
For questions: contact Sheryl Pedrick at spedrick@ladewgardens.com or 410-557-9570, x 226

 


 

 

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Thursday, September 22
10:30 am
Exploring Ladew
with Sam Robinson, Ladew Gardens 2022 artist-in-residence

Sam Robinson sees many exciting parallels between his life and that of Harvey
Ladew — a love of gardening, horses, fox hunting, travel, the arts, and socializing.
Sam is an acclaimed painter of scenes of timber racing, fox chasing, and local
landscapes. Ladew’s beautiful gardens, scenes from his travels, luscious interiors,
dynamic gatherings are also favorite motifs. Working in gouache and oils paint,
Sam’s style is characterized by a fluent painterly realism.
Sam was born in New York City and moved with his parents to South Korea where
he spent his school years. Showing an early interest in art, his first formal
instruction was in the Korean version of painting with ink on paper, an excellent
start in brush handling. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute College of
Art with a degree in painting, he has made his living as a professional artist and as
the owner and founder of The Valley Craftsmen, Ltd., a decorative finish
contracting firm.
 


 


 

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Thursday, September 29
12:00 noon, VIRTUAL only
Delos: The Forgotten Mediterranean Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
with Troy Smith, Sissinghurst Head Gardener

Poet and writer, Vita Sackville-West and diplomat husband, Harold Nicolson purchased
Sissinghurst Castle in the 1930s and spent 30 years turning it into a refuge dedicated
to their vision of natural beauty and a model of a quintessential romantic 20th century
English country garden. An area within the garden known as ‘Delos’ was inspired by
the couple’s visit to the Greek isle. Join Troy Smith as he shares an overview of
Sissinghurst, including details of the Mediterranean beauty of the Delos garden.
Troy’s first encounter with Sissinghurst was more than 30 years ago when he worked at
the property as a gardener. After working for the National Trust at Bodnant Garden in
North Wales, where he led its restoration over seven years, he returned to Sissinghurst
as Head Gardener in April 2013.

 

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Thursday, October 6
10:30 am
Managing Deer and Other Mammals in the Garden
Kath Jentz, gardener, editor & publisher

Bambi may be cute, but he and his mother, cousins, and the rest of the herd are very
hungry and would love to make a feast of your garden. This talk will cover proven and
humane tactics for protecting your garden from deer, rabbits, squirrels, rats,
groundhogs, and other creatures that are attracted to both edible and ornamental
gardens.

Kathy Jentz, publisher of Washington Gardener Magazine and host of the GardenDC
Podcast, shares her tips and tricks for gardening alongside hungry critters.

 

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Thursday, October 13
10:30 am 
Topiary Tips: The Gibson Method
with Mike Gibson, topiary artist

Dive into the world of topiary and learn from topiary master Mike Gibson who will
teach you about the art of topiary, his unique style and technique, and how to create a
topiary from an existing shrub. Self-taught topiary artist Mike Gibson creates
imaginative whimsical sculptures out of ordinary bushes that help beautify any space.
He has been a featured contestant on HGTV's reality tv show “Clipped,” and most
recently was the Topiary artist-in-residence at the famed Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in
Bishopville, SC. Mike is currently the artist-in-residence at the Ernest A. Finney, Jr.
Cultural Arts Center in Columbia, SC.


 

 

 

 


 

Thursday, October 27
10:30 am
Floral arranging demo
Alex Secor


Details coming soon


 

 


THANK YOU TO OUR LECTURE SERIES PARTNER

Muffin & Sam Dell

 

THANK YOU TO OUR LECTURE SERIES MEDIA PARTNER