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Ladew Topiary Gardens

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Address: 3535 Jarrettsvl Pike, Monkton, MD 21111-1999
Phone Number: 410-557-9570
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Pleasant evening of music and food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
C W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Monkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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...

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank SnappyBrit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had put Ladew Topiary Gardens on my "Summer Bucket List" this year and the kids and I finally made the trip out there today. It was just a little over an hour drive from the northern DC suburbs and would also be an easy trip from Baltimore, Lancaster, or Harrisburg. I planned to stay for a couple of hours,... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We visited here today with our daughter and her two children (6 & 2). This truly is a spot for young and old. The Butterfly House was a delight; there are several guides in it who explain the life cycles of the butterflies. Both of the children thoroughly enjoyed this, spending about 30 minutes there with the furnished magnifying glasses.... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We recently attended a summer concert at Ladew Gardens with 2 other couples. We planned the evening by packing a picnic dinner and bringing chairs. It was so nice to enjoy a concert and friendship on a Sunday summer evening.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I have visited this garden a few times and always love it. Parts of it are just magical; the gardens, the topiary garden, the winding paths, the little surprises, the nature trails, and oh the beautiful stream with flowers and plants and trees and.... well, I just love it. Great place to de-stress and enjoy the beauty. Plan to have... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Went to visit the Ladew Topiary Gardens on a whim. So glad we did! The gardens are beautiful and so well laid out. The topiaries are wonderful! We were there two hours and did not see everything. I wish we had time for the house tour. So well worth your time to visit! The butterfly house only has local butterflies... More 

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