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


Ladew Gardens Hours

OPEN: April 1 - October 31, 2022.
Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays)
9 am to 4 pm 
Open Tuesdays until 7 pm

Gardens, Manor House and Nature Walk are OPEN Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. (Please Note: our offices are closed for these holidays). Members do not need to purchase tickets online. Please bring your membership card with you to admissions on the day of your visit.

Purchase tickets at the Admissions Gatehouse when you arrive, or purchase tickets online anytime and use any open day for general admission until October 31, 2022.

General admission tickets are not accepted for Special Events including but not limited to Garden Festival, Garden Glow, and programs that require registration and payment.

Tickets are non-refundable.

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. 


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 and seasonal Butterfly House

  • Adults: $15

  • Seniors: (62+) & Students: $10

  • Children: (2-12): $4

  • Children: under 2: Free

General admission tickets are good for a whole day but do not include special events.

Additional $5 for Docent-Guided Manor House Tour (Purchased at the Gift Shop on a first come first serve basis)

House Tours
The historic Manor House offers 30-minute docent-guided tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 1:00) and Weekends (10:00-1:30, every half hour) The cost is an additional $5. First-come, first-served tickets are sold in the Gift Shop. Free for Ladew Members. (Tickets are not sold online. Reservations are not accepted.).

Butterfly House
The native Butterfly House is open July through late September with 20-minute docent guided tours through late September (9 am - 3 pm). (Dates and hours are subject to change.) First-come, first-served timed tickets are required and can be picked up upon your arrival to Ladew The Butterfly House is included in your general admission. Face masks are required for unvaccinated guests. 

Gift Shop 
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.
Ladew members receive a 10% discount.
Ladew gift cards and Ladew memberships are available — a great gift idea!

Ladew Cafe 
We are delighted to announce Harford County's popular Eats & Sweets will soon be serving up delicious artisan sandwiches, salads, sweets, and more at the Ladew Café! (beginning June 2nd). Until then, feel free to bring a picnic when you visit the Gardens.

Grab-and-go snacks are available in the Ladew Gift Shop.ic 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