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Ladew Topiary Gardens

  • 3535 Jarrettsville Pike Map It
  • Monkton
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


3535 Jarrettsville Pike, 14 mi north of I–695, Monkton, Maryland, 21111, United States

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Sight Details:

  • House and gardens $13, gardens only $10
  • Apr.–Oct., weekdays 10–4, weekends 10–5

Published 07/23/2015


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