Ladew Topiary Gardens

Named One of the Top 5 Gardens
in North America

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INTERN POSITIONS
AVAILABLE

High school, college, and adult
professionals are accepted for
summer internships to help with
our environmental education
programs and Butterfly House
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Volunteering 

Volunteering at Ladew is a great way to contribute to “one of the top 5 gardens in North America” while learning new skills, meeting interesting people, and having fun.

Out of an abundance of concern for the well-being of our guests and community, and in keeping with the CDC’s guidance to practice social distancing, the below programs will be canceled or rescheduled.



FRIDAY, MARCH 20 OR SATURDAY, MARCH 21 | 9 AM – 11 AM  
Volunteer Open House
Meet Ladew staff and volunteers in a relaxing setting and learn about volunteer opportunities to match your talents and interests. Open to new volunteers and current volunteers interested in exploring other opportunities. To register, contact Sophie Wittelsberger at 410.557.9570, x216 or swittelsberger@LadewGardens.com.


TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, APRIL 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 | 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Teach Children about Nature: Volunteer Training Course
Train to become a tour leader for children’s school field trips. Learn about
plants and animals of the gardens, general ecology concepts, and outdoor teaching techniques. Registration and background checks required.
FEE $20 | To register, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410.557.9570, x226 or spedrick@LadewGardens.com. 


FRIDAY, JUNE 5 OR SATURDAY, JUNE 6 | 9 AM – 1 PM
Butterfly House Volunteer Training and Refresher Course
This class is for new or returning Butterfly House volunteers interested in sharing the importance of our local butterflies and caterpillars and the plants that support them. Be trained to become a Butterfly House greeter/docent. Advance registration and payment are required.
  
AGE Ages 16 & up | FEE $10 fee for new Butterfly House volunteers; no fee for returning volunteers.
To register, contact Sue Myers at 410.557.9570, x213 or smyers@LadewGardens.com.


Volunteer Opportunities

Docents

House 
Lead 45 minute house tours
Teach guests about Harvey Ladew's Legacy
Learn about Maryland History, antiques and collectibles
 
Gardens 
Lead one hour garden tours
Give guided golf cart tours to guests who otherwise would not be able to experience the gardens
 
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Garden Maintenance 
Help weed and maintain the Gardens 
Work alongside Ladew's professional garden staff
 
Nature Walk Maintenance
Help maintain trail and woodland ecology
 
Butterfly House Maintenance
Help weed, deadhead, and maintain the garden beds
Water garden beds as needed 
 
Butterfly House Docent

Greet and educate Butterfly House guests about our
local butterflies, caterpillars and plants found in the Butterfly House. 

Children's Programs
Teach children to understand and respect nature 
Assist staff in conducting school field trips
Help with Summer Nature Camps
 
Office Administration
Help with mailings 
Miscellaneous clerical duties 
 
Special Events
Greet guests and sell admissions and/or memberships
Coordinate guest parking
Assist with children's activities and Crafts
 
Holiday Workshops
Create wreaths and fresh arrangements for Ladew's Holiday Greens Sale 
Learn techniques to create your own decorations at home

 

These are just a sampling of the volunteer opportunities available.
For more information or to volunteer:

BY PHONE OR EMAIL: Contact Sophie Wittelsberger at (410) 557-9570, ext. 216 or  swittelsberger@ladewgardens.com

Fill out an application