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

The Gardens, Manor House, and Nature Walk are closed for the season.
They will reopen in the new year — April 1 - October 31, 2022.


Open April 1 to October 31



Ladew Gardens Hours

The Gardens, Manor House, and Nature Walk are closed for the season.
They will reopen in the new year — April 1 - October 31, 2022.

Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays) 
9 am to 4 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, Manor House 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

Additional $5 for Docent-Guided Manor House Tour (Purchased at Ladew on a first come 1st serve bases)
Additional $2 to visit the Butterfly House, includes docent-guided tour (Purchased at Ladew on a first come 1st serve bases)

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 mid-June 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 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.
Ladew members receive a 10% discount.
Ladew gift cards and Ladew memberships are available — a great gift idea!

Open April 1 – October 31
Thursday through Tuesday | 9 am to 4 pm

Ladew Cafe Hours 
While the Ladew Café is closed grab-and-go snacks are available in the Ladew Gift Shop. On Saturdays and Sundays you can pre-order a delicious Picnic Box or Picnic Tote from The Classic Catering People. (410.356.1666). 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