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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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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