Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens. A self-taught gardener, Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) created 15 thematic "garden rooms" on 22 acres of his 250-acre Maryland property.
Visitors frequently comment how Mr. Ladew's vibrant personality and vision is reflected in the unique design of his garden. The Garden Club of America described Ladew's garden as "the most outstanding topiary garden in America."
The Ladew Manor House is also open for guided tours. An impressive collection of antique English furniture graces the rooms of this equestrian-inspired country house accented with paintings and fox hunting memorabilia. Everything in the collection was acquired by Mr. Ladew.
The Nature Walk at Ladew opened in 1999 and is a 1.5 mile trail through the woods and fields of the Ladew property. In addition to educational stations along the trail, there is a short boardwalk through wetland forest and marsh. Tours are self-guided, aided by a printed map and descriptions of each station. Visitors can enjoy lunch at the Ladew Café, and shop in the Gift Shop.
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton Maryland 21111
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