One of the “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world.”

Open April 1 to October 31

The Gardens & Nature Walk are Open!
Come lose yourself in the magic of Ladew.
Thursdays through Tuesdays
(closed Wednesdays)
9 am - 3 pm

Admission tickets to visit any day may be purchased on-site at Ladew Gardens (with credit card).
For Saturday and Sunday visits, for your convenience at check-in you have the option of purchasing Admission tickets in advance online.
(Saturday and Sunday ticket availability is not limited.)

Tickets for Saturdays & Sundays

While the Ladew Café is closed grab-and-go snacks are available in the Ladew Gift Shop.Or you can pre-order a delicious Picnic Box or Picnic Tote from The Classic Catering People.


To order a Picnic Box or Picnic Tote, call The Classic Catering People at 410.356.1666. Lunches must be ordered by noon the day before your visit. When ordering for Monday, please place your order by Saturday. Pick up your lunch at Admissions between 11 am - 2 pm.






Ladew Gardens Hours
Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays) 
9 am to 3 pm  
All Gates (including parking lot) are locked at 3 pm 
Last entry to the Gardens at 2:15 pm

Your Safety is our Priority. For fully vaccinated guests masks are optional. Non-vaccinated guests must wear a face mask at Admissions, when indoors, and when social distancing is not possible.

Pets are not permitted on the property, nor are there provisions to temporarily house them during a visit. Please do not leave pets in your car in the parking lot during warm weather since shade is minimal. Properly identified service animals that provide assistance for guests with  disabilities are permitted. 

Gardens and Nature Walk are OPEN Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. (Please Note: our offices are closed for these holidays). 

Office Hours

The Ladew Office is open year-round
Monday through Friday
8 am to 4 pm
Information Line: 410.557.9466
Office Phone: 410.557.9570
Fax: 410.557.7763



Gardens & Nature Walk

  • Adults: $15

  • Seniors (62+) & Students: $10

  • Children (2-12): $4

  • Children under 2: Free

House Tours
The Manor House is currently unavailable for tours.  Stay tuned for updates on the safe reopening of the Manor House

Butterfly House 
The Butterfly House will be open for the 2021 season from Tuesday, July 6th through late September (9 am - 3 pm). Dates and hours are subject to change. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, timed-tickets may be required for entrance.

Gift Shop Hours
The Ladew Gift Shop is filled with treasures of all kinds! You'll find a unique selection of garden-themed items, books, statuary, and gifts.

Open April 1 – October 31
Thursday through Tuesday | 9 am to 3 pm

Ladew Cafe Hours 

While the Ladew Café is closed grab-and-go snacks are available in the Ladew Gift Shop. Or you can pre-order a delicious Picnic Box or Picnic Tote from The Classic Catering People.  Click to view Classic’s menu of Picnic Boxes and Picnic Totes.




Photography Notice

Upon entering the premises you grant Ladew Topiary Gardens and its agents the right to videotape, film, and photograph you and use your likeness in connection with the commercial production, and in the distribution, exhibition, and exploitation thereof.


From the South and West Via the Baltimore Beltway
Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) toward Towson to Exit 27B (North).
Go North on MD Route 146 (Dulaney Valley Rd.).
After the Loch Raven reservoir Bridge, bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike (MD Rte.146).
Ladew Gardens is located on your right, 5 miles north of the stoplight in Jacksonville on MD Rte.146.

From the North or South Via I-95
Take Exit 74 to MD Route 152. Follow MD Route 152 northwest to the dead end
at MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike) and go left.
Ladew Gardens is approximately 1 mile ahead on your left.

From York, Pennsylvania
Take I-83 south to Exit 36 (MD Route 439).
Follow MD Route 439 East for about 6 miles to a dead end at MD Route 23. 
Turn right on MD Route 23 for approximately 3 miles to the junction of MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike).
Turn right on MD Route 146.
Ladew Gardens is 3 miles ahead on your left.

Travel time to Ladew Gardens from:
Baltimore, MD - 30 minutes
Wilmington, DE - 1 hour
Washington D.C. - 1.5 hours
Philadelphia, PA - 1.5 hours
New York, NY - 3 hours
Annapolis, MD - 1.25 hours