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Ladew Topiary Gardens

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I can’t believe I never visited this magical place when I lived here!

Only after moving to Delaware did we finally do this tour - it’s wonderful! Walk at your own pace... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
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Hidden gem right down the street! :)

I visited Ladew for the first time when I had famly visit the area from out of state. We visited in... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

The gardens were not very colorful and the recent rains made the Nature Trail so muddy we were advised of its difficult footing. The cutting garden was in need of work with fallen flower stems, toppled displays and seemingly everywhere in the gardens there were...More

1  Thank rosadekor
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Only after moving to Delaware did we finally do this tour - it’s wonderful! Walk at your own pace through the beautiful gardens, they are so fascinating and I can’t even imagine what went into planning and planting them. Be prepared to take a LOT...More

2  Thank thezoo5
Reviewed August 10, 2018

I visited Ladew for the first time when I had famly visit the area from out of state. We visited in the springtime and it was beautiful! I had no idea how extensive it was! While I enjoyed all of the gardens, the Japanese garden...More

1  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a weekday afternoon. We started with lunch at the cafe; the tuna sandwiches were very good. Thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing, serene atmosphere. The friendly guide in the butterfly enclosure shared her knowledge of the life cycles, host plants, and nectar plants of the...More

2  Thank Caoimhe317
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Got a window of sunshine during a very rainy spell. Everything lush, blooming and fragrant. The gardens would be gorgeous without blooms. Well landscaped. Lovely indigenous plants. Loved the peaceful koi pond. Bathrooms clean! Just a great place to visit, walk, sit and enjoy nature....More

2  Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful gardens and the childrens' activities kept the children engaged in the gardens. They had two different scavenger hunts for the chldren, one for older children and one for younger childrem.

3  Thank greenmachine31
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit with a tour group. We were greeted warmly and had a very nice guide. Toured the house first. Amazing home of Mr. Ladew. Many unique furnishings and bits of history. Walked the gardens. Loved all of the shaped shrubs. I plan to go...More

2  Thank Ekehl
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We had a cloudy day, but no rain was forecast, so we drove to Ladew Gardens to walk for a couple hours. I notice a couple other reviews indicated there were not many flowers at this time of year. True, the dogwood and apple blossoms...More

1  Thank Jody M
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Garden is nice, in special sculpture garden part, but most of flowers are done. So if you are going to see flowers go before middle of May. It's not friendly for stroller.

1  Thank Dragostina
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Was very surprised by the lack of flowers in bloom. The irises were beautiful. But I expected a lot more flowers to be out. Everything was very green.

1  Thank mr2turtle
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Jeff B
May 2, 2017|
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Response from DTraveler11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you could easily spend 2 to 3 hours plus plus. It all depends on you. It's so lovely at Ladew. They have there plant sale this Saturday. During the summer, they offer a concert series by the pool. Plan to spend some... More
April 20, 2016|
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Response from surfer02_10 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there Lawdew was closed to the public, except for the program about syrup. We stayed about 10 minutes away, there was a delicious restaurant called Tarq's Grille where we ate. I'd go there again!
Jane S
September 28, 2015|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Except for service animals, Ladew Garden prohibits pet.