Ladew Gardens is a remarkable lesson in the history and majesty of gardening in our area. Within a half hour drive from Towson, Cockeysville, Bel Air and surrounding towns, Ladew is a world renowned topiary garden, but it is so much more than that. The gardeners at Ladew have done an amazing job creating themed color gardens, pollinator areas, water gardens, rose gardens and now a butterfly house.
|I love the bench beneath the window with the climbing rose framing the scene|
|The brick wall enclosed rose garden was especially beautiful on this rainy morning|
|Roses climb upon the rock wall behind the garden gate|
|Claire, a beekeeper herself, is at home in this space|
|Texture, color and design make for a relaxing area|
|Grassy walkways meander through many of the garden rooms at Ladew|
|Fall colors abound in the perennial garden|
|The topiary fox hunt is an iconic scene at Ladew|
|Relax and enjoy the view|
A fine rainy mist changed the gardens into an otherworldly terrain and space. Colors were subdued and the contrast of the plants was remarkable.
|Looks a lot like my house and garden...I wish|
Ladew Gardens hosts classes for children and adults, has a wonderful May Fair each year, and is a summer destination for concerts.
|What a great venue for concerts!|
|Gardeners and garden writers, know that breakfast is the most improtant meal|
Ladew Gardens is a special place filled with beauty and wonder. Take the drive out to see gorgeous gardens, a historic home, a fun gift shop and delightful cafe. You will be so glad that you did.