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Ladew Topiary Gardens

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Address: 3535 Jarrettsvl Pike, Monkton, MD 21111-1999
Phone Number: 410-557-9570
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Beautiful way to spend a day.

Tour of Harvey Ladew's home and Topiary Gardens in Monkton Maryland. His home is on 250 acres of Maryland Horse country. This should be a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Judy C
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tour of Harvey Ladew's home and Topiary Gardens in Monkton Maryland. His home is on 250 acres of Maryland Horse country. This should be a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Founded by the late Harvey Ladew (of Baltimore leather/belt fame), this 250 acre treasurer holds seven fantastic and very different gardens (i.e., Irish) that provide a self-guided tour second in this area only to the much larger duPont properties at Longwood Gardens in Delaware. You can arrange a tour of the Ladew Mansion (most highly recommended), spend as much time... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Ladew Topiary Gardens. It is a unique garden experience with interesting gardens, a fascinating historic Manor House, a Butterfly House (open seasonally) along with a Nature Walk. There is a very good gift shop and small cafe, in a former stable with charming outdoor seating. The garden rooms have different themes - the including... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Ladew Topiary Gardens. The house tour is interesting and takes about an hour. There is also a butterfly house and the day we visited they were tagging Monarch butterflies to track their long migration. There are so many beautiful gardens that it's impossible to name a favorite. The gardens have themes and many... More 

2 Thank karen0706
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not often do you travel all the way up here but this beautiful estate and garden created by Mr. Harvey Ladew himself is not to be missed!!! It's one of the few historic estate that is still in its original creation, untouched the way Mr Ladew left it! Give yourself a 2-3 hours for a quick tour of the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

We hadn't visited this attraction for many years but obtained tickets for one of the evening concerts. The ticket allowed access to the gardens and we went early to look around. Although this is a poor cousin to places like Longwood Gardens, Ladew has it's charms. Some of the topiary is very well kept with whimsical themes that give a... More 

Thank C W
Monkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, a butterfly house, topiaries, trails , and a beautiful Manor House...what else can you ask for. This property is gorgeous and a great way to spend the day. I would probably not take very young children here though. My 20 something year old son took his girlfriend recently and they absolutely loved it. Do some research prior to... More 

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Really enjoyed wandering the beautiful gardens & then settling in for one of the Summer Concerts. A lovely setting & so nice to enjoy some music outdoors! We will definitely return...

1 Thank sherry9453
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

For 5 years I have been vowing to make it to these gardens and finally did. We usually visit Longwood regularly and Winterthur once a year. In a way, I was less interested about coming here because I am not so excited about topiary's. Therefore, it was a pleasant surprise that these smaller gardens are really not about topiary's at... More 

1 Thank SnappyBrit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

There is a special feel here. This was a private home and garden. So beautifully maintained. Our guide, Lauren told the most amazing details of Harvey's life. The home is stunning and she brought it to life. These gardens motivate me to try a little harder to achieve this level of beauty. Great gift shop. I can't wait to return.

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