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Ladew Topiary Gardens

Ladew Topiary Gardens Review

The Ladew Topiary Gardens displays the life's work of Harvey Smith Ladew. The trees and shrubs are sculpted into geometric forms and lifelike renditions of animals such as a fox and hounds, swans, and even a sea horse. The 15 formal gardens cover 22 acres. Besides the amazing topiary displays are rose, berry, and herb gardens, and a tranquil Japanese garden with pagoda, lily ponds, and lush flowers. In summer there are special events such as concerts and polo matches. The 18th-century manor house is filled with English antiques, paintings, photographs, and fox-hunting memorabilia. The café serves lunch and light snacks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, 14 mi north of I–695 Monkton, MD 21111 | Map It
  • Phone: 410/557–9466
  • Cost: House and gardens $13, gardens only $10
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., weekdays 8–4, weekends 10:30–5
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  • Location: Havre de Grace

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