Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

Picture of blooming flowers at Ladew Gardens

What's Showing off ?


 May

What you will see on your visit:

Flowers:
• Spanish Bluebells
• Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
• Perennial Geraniums
• Phlox
• Lily of the Valley
• Alliums
• Hesperis (Dame’s Rocket)
• Hellebores
• Iris –just starting
• Peonies –just starting
Shrubs:
• Deutzia
• Spiraea
• Rhododendrons
• Viburnum
• Weigela
• Lilacs
Trees:
• Dogwood
• Fringe Tree
• Hawthorn
• Laburnum (Golden Chain Tree)—over the arch in the Yellow Garden


Spring bulbs: Camassia, Fritillaria, Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish Bluebells),  Leucojum vernum (Spring Snowflake), Muscari (Grape Hyacinths), Narcissus, Scilla (Siberian Squill), and Tulips. 

Early spring annuals: Violas and Pansies, along with color from mixed greens like lettuces, kale, and collards. 
Perennials: Aquilegia, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Helleborus, Iberis (Candytuft), Iris, Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells), and Peonies.
Shrubs and Trees: Azaleas, Cercis (Redbud), Cornus, Deutzia, Laburnum (Golden Rain Tree),  Magnolia, Malus (Crabapples), Pieris (Andromeda), Rhododendrons, Spirea, Viburnum, Weigela, and Wisteria.

 

View of Yellow Garden Bee HiveIris Garden Bearded IrisLaburnum Redbud Wisteria

 

June - August  

Annuals (too many to name!) and bulbs: Allium and Lycoris squamigera (Naked Ladies).

Perennials: Actaea (Snakeroot), Agastache, Aquatic plants, Anemone (hybrida and hupehensis), Astilbe,Clematis, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed), Geranium, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, Hosta, Iris, Lobelia, Monarda, Nepeta, Perovskia, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Salvia, and Sedum.

Shrubs and Trees: Buddleia, Caryopteris, Clethra (Pepper Bush), Cotinus (Smoke Bush), Hydrangea, Lagerstromeia, (Crape Myrtle), Magnolia virginiana, Rhododendrons, Roses, and Vitex.  

 

September-October

Many annuals will bloom until the first frost.

Perennials: Aconitum (Monk’s Hood), Anemone, Aster (several species), Boltonia, Ceratostigma (Plumbago), Chelone (Turtlehead), Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Colchicum, Iris, Sedum, Solidago (Goldenrod), and Vernonia (New York Ironweed).

Shrubs and Trees: Callicarpa (Beauty Berry), Caryopteris, Crataegus, Ilex, Pyracantha, Roses, and Viburnum.

 


Although the weather can make two or more weeks difference in the time of bloom for many flowers, 
this listing shows when we normally expect to see blooms at Ladew.
Although the weather can make two or more weeks difference in the time of bloom for many flowers, 
this listing shows when we normally expect to see blooms at Ladew.