Sick of this wet, cold, crummy weather? So are we! But the weekend forecast is good, making the Garden Festival at Ladew all the sweeter! The gardens will be in their glory (April showers bring May flowers, remember?), and the grounds will be filled with some of the best plant and garden ornament vendors on the east coast. Read below for more details. – The Eds.
Originally published on April 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. - The immediate weather forecast is not too pleasant, so we’re just going to skip right ahead to planning for May. Does that work for everyone? We’re going based on the old “April showers bring May flowers” clause; and all we can say is that it had better be true. Assuming that it is, we’ll be first in line for this spring’s Garden Festival at Ladew—the incredible topiary that regularly hosts lectures, concerts, and more. Saturday, May 4th, they’ll be holding their annual garden festival, where guests can shop for hard to find perennials, rare annuals, unique small trees, unusual exotics, and container specialties from leading plant vendors. There will even be a few choice antique and ornament vendors from New England to Virginia, who will offer decorative furniture, urns, statuary, other architectural treasures for your garden. The festival will also feature a lecture by renowned author, researcher, and horticulturalist, Allan Armitage. Oh, and did we mention we’re giving away tickets? Read More →