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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: Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have visited Ladew every summer for six years with my sons, ages 8 and 12. It is a favorite place to spend a summer afternoon, and my boys ask to go back every year. I hate to give Ladew a bad review because it is a beautiful place, but the staff this year made it extremely unpleasant. We arrived... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Random find and what wonderful place to take in the wonderful gardens on a beautiful day. We do not live locally but purchased a membership so we would be sure to come back in spring or fall

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Wilton, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had an informative and fun tour of the mansion. Not only did we see the house and furnishings but heard the history and stories as well. It was interesting and humorous at the same time. Then we strolled through the different gardens, each planted to reflect a different theme or visual feeling. It was wonderful ! I will go... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a grand estate with home and gardens on the National Register, for good reason. If you enjoy exquisite taste in furnishings, a gorgeous country setting and vistas, a chain of color and texture-themed gardens, much less the internationally recognized topiary creations, this is a must destination. Our knowledgeable docent and cafe on the grounds simply added to the... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There were many different themed gardens in which the flowers had already bloomed or were just blooming when we visited in May. It was like a fairytale secret garden. So many different variety of trees also. We had lunch in the cafe which was also very nice. Give yourself hours and hours to spend exploring.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have lived near Ladew Gardens all my life. It was one of those places that you say "Oh I'll go one day". My daughters took me there for Mother's Day and I was amazed that this place had been there all along and I had never gone. It was beautiful and relaxing. It was a lot of walking but... More

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