Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler. Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2 - 6 years with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other activities.  Nature ABCs and 1,2,3s and movement are part of the fun.


TIME    Choose either 10:30 – 11:30 am or 12:30 – 1:30 pm
REGISTRATION   Pre-registration is recommended as programs often sell out. 
Questions: contact LeeAnne Kahl at 410.557.9570, x223 or lkahl@LadewGardens.com.




$6 per Member child/adult pair (Family level & up)
$20 per Non-member child/adult pair
$6 each extra sibling
Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (in season).




Tuesday, September 13
Beautiful Water Lilies

Our ponds are home to many animals that use these colorful aquatic plants for sitting, shade and shelter. Let’s see what’s blooming.


10:30 am - 11 :30 am 12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm



Friday, September 23
Things with Wings

Our meadow is aflutter with butterflies, bees, and birds. We will visit the Butterfly House and the surrounding meadow to find different flying critters.

10:30 am - 11 :30 am 12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm


Tuesday, October 4
Playful Otters 

These sleek furry mammals love to twist, turn, roll, and dive in their watery habitat. Let’s learn about their playful behavior.

10:30 am - 11 :30 am 12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm


Friday, October 28
Fall Scarecrow

We will read a story about the changing season and two unlikely characters who develop a special bond. Let’s look for signs of fall all around us.

10:30 am - 11 :30 am 12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm