AGES | 13 and up
TIME | Varies per program. Please check listings below.
FEE |  $10 Members  |  $20 Non-members  (Price includes admission to Gardens)

 PICK 6: $50 Members ∣ $100 Non-Member (Price includes admission to Gardens)

REGISTRATION   Advance registration and payment are required. Fee includes admission to the Gardens for the day. Coming soon
 



Saturday, April 23  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yoga in the Garden with Deborah Quirk of the Baltimore Yoga Village

Students will enjoy yoga surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Iris Garden. Beginner to advanced. BYO yoga mat.

Tuesday, April 26  |  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Spring Bird Count with Ecologist John Canoles of Eco-Science Professionals


Ecologist John Canoles will lead us through the meadows and Nature Walk to experience the spring migration. Hopes will be high to catch glimpses of migrating warblers and resident birds preparing for summer.

Saturday, May 14  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Herpetology Hike with Scott McDaniel of the Susquehannock Wildlife Society


Enter the world of Herpetology with Naturalist and Executive Director of the Susquehannock Wildlife Society, Scott McDaniel. Search the gardens and Nature Walk for reptiles and amphibians and learn what makes them so fascinating.

Thursday, June 2  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foraging in our Gardens and Forests with Nick Spero of the Natural History Society


How many hobbies offer exercise, the beauty of nature and a tasty meal? Well, foraging provides all of these. Join Nick Spero in exploring Ladew’s gardens and forest for some yummy treats. Nick is a biologist and longtime forager who teaches courses on wild edibles for the Natural History Society of Maryland.

Saturday, June 18  |  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Meditation Walk with Heidi Schreiber-Pan of Chesapeake Mental Health

Awaken your senses, slow down and bask in the wondrous sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of Ladew on this Meditation Walk. Heidi Schreiber-Pan is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and grief related mental health challenges.

Thursday, July 7  |  9:30 am – 11:30 am
Maryland Biodiversity Project with David Webb


Learn how the Maryland Biodiversity Project promotes conservation by documenting living things in Maryland using i-Naturalist. Hike with David Webb and other experts to identify and catalog insects, birds, and plants along the Nature Walk.

Thursday, August 11  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Native Bees with Pollinator Biologist Clare Maffei


Did you know there are about 400 native bee species in Maryland? Explore the gardens, meadows, and forest in search of the many different species found at Ladew. Clare Maffei is a Pollinator Biologist for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service with a huge passion for native bees.

Saturday, September 10  |  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Fall Bird Count with Ecologist John Canoles of Eco-Science Professionals


Come along for a walk along the Nature Trail to catalog the fall bird activity on the property. John Canoles will help to identify confusing fall warblers. We’ll hope to see some of the raptors that inhabit the Nature Walk.

Tuesday, September 20  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yoga in the Garden with Deborah Quirk of the Baltimore Yoga Village


Students will enjoy yoga surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Iris Garden. Beginner to advanced. BYO yoga mat.

Saturday, October 1  |  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fantastic Fungi with Nick Spero of the Natural History Society of Maryland


Enjoy a fall walk with Nick Spero as we search for and learn about magical world of fungi. Nick is a biologist and longtime forager who teaches for the National History Society of Maryland.


TAI CHI MONDAYS

We are excited to partner with Carol Sudzak to offer Tai Chi Mondays. Carol has been a Tai Chi practitioner for more than a dozen years. She practices the Yang Style short form of Tai Chi Chuan, the Tree of Life Tai Chi protocol, Ichuan standing meditation, the Tai Chi sword, fan, and stick forms, as well as various Qigong forms including the Five Animal Frolics and the Soaring Crane set.

Ladew’s mission is to provide a mental and physical health benefit for our community as well as an extra perk for our members. Classes run approximately 45 minutes.

 

DATES | EVERY MONDAY beginning June 13 (excluding July 4 and September 5)
TIME |  9:30 – 10:30 am
Monday June 13 |  FREE for Members  |  Included in general admission for non-members
REGISTRATION | NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
CHECK-IN | Check-in at the Admissions Gatehouse. Liability waivers must be signed upon arrival. Participants gather at the picnic tables prior to venturing out into the gardens for class. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Classes begin promptly at 9:30 am. Please arrive early for check-in.|

Guest passes are allowed for this particular program. 

Inclement weather policy: Classes will still be held in light rain. In the event of severe weather classes will be cancelled.