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Ladew Topiary Gardens

3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD 21111
410-557-9570
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Monkton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Crofton, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited with 3 of my female friends on a lovely fall day. We toured the house first -- led by a wonderful guide named Carl (who had also been our guide at historic Hampton House.) Carl pointed out numerous interesting details about the home, and entertained us with anecdotes about its owner, Harvey S. Ladew. Mr. Ladew inherited a fortune... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was running really for an errand nearby when I spotted signs for the garden. I'm not big into plants or gardening, but figured "Why not?". I was kind of just expecting a very pretty 18th or 19th century style garden, but boy was I surprised. The garden is just breathtakingly gorgeous! I was blown away at how many plants... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a beautiful laid back outdoor experience. We went recently (end of September) which is 'out of season' for most flowers, but this it was a great day. My wife and our little girl thouroughly enjoyed the sites and the few flowering items still around at this season. The ground are well kept and very serene. The staff inside... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have lived in Harford County for thirty eight years and never went to the gardens until now. Very nice relaxing afternoon. The gardens were so much bigger than expected. I shouldn't have waited so long! It was so interesting. Didn't know there was a polo field. There is a beautiful area where concerts are held in the summer. Would go... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a former private estate with large garden. The topiaries are famous, and are indeed worth the trip, and the rest of the garden is nice. The cafe is adequate. Be aware that the garden is not particularly handicapped-accessible. One of my companions had limited mobility (but is fortunately not completely wheel-chair bound). We found that there were many... More 

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Annapolis MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ladew is a beautiful, historic garden in Monkton, Maryland in the heart of horse and fox hunting country. The rural local is beautiful drive through Baltimore and Harford Counties in Maryland. The gardens are most famous for the topiaries but also has a number of beautiful outdoor garden rooms including the Victorian garden, the pink garden, the white garden, the... More 

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Fort Walton Bea
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit and make sure you bring your camera. The Topiary Gardens are amazing. They also have concerts on Sundays in the summer.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved it here.. A very nice stroll, seeing beautiful creations as well as must perfectly beautiful nature. Perfect for a "first date", an engagement photo shoot, or just to leasurel be amazed.

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Gunpowder, MD
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I stopped in on Saturday morning and were pleased to find a quiet place off the beaten path where we could relax and talk. The gardens are simply beautiful. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife play in water lilliys and flowers and seeing native plants that have been loved and cultivated for many years. We plan to return... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ladew is beautiful. We went on a sunny gorgeous day...not too hot. We walked the gardens and a trail. My young children loved running through the big open areas and I took some great pictures. There are quite a few water features and a pond with koi. We had lunch, which was great! The food was reasonably priced and the... More 

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