On a cold February morning, the temperature says winter, but the light says spring. The brightness brings daydreams; in my mind’s eye I see new blooms. Read More →
Special offer for Baltimore Viewers: Enter a comment below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival! Drawing will be held Wednesday, 5pm and will include entries from all Garden Series posts. Good luck- we hope you win…
Schedule of Events:
10 AM-5 PM
Shop from over 40 unique vendors, tour the Gardens, Manor House and Nature Walk
Lecture: Adorning the American Landscape: Garden Ornament from 1740 – 1940
Join Honorary Chair and leading antique expert Barbara Israel as she presents a colorful visual exploration of the history of the garden ornament, an essential but little-examined feature of garden history in America. She will illustrate the development of this functional and fanciful form of art, tracing it from the Victorian era through the first half of the twentieth century. She will draw examples from her book, Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Sale ONLY: $15 for members, $20 for non-members (available at the door)
Sale AND Lecture: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
All prices include admission to the Festival, as well as the Gardens,
Manor House (space is limited for house tours) and Nature Walk.
Lecture tickets are based on availability.
Tickets can be obtained by calling (410) 557-9570, 8am -4pm, and can be purchased at the door.
To purchase your tickets on-line click here.
Spring brings with it the gardener’s checklist: Clearing out the remains of winter, tending to those brave bulbs that brought forth the hint that warmer days were upon us, and of course, garden planning and annuals planting. The Garden Festival at Ladew is always a special treat. An opportunity to gain valuable advice from industry experts and an incredible sale on rare plants and ornaments that allow your imagination to entertain all possibilities. Spending the day traipsing through spectacular and inspiring gardens is just a bonus! Special offer for Baltimore Viewers: Enter a comment below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival! Good luck- we hope you win…
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Join us at Ladew to shop from an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures.
Widely-recognized as an authority on antique garden ornaments, Barbara Israel, will host Garden Festival as this year’s Honorary Chair and Guest Lecturer.
Some things really don’t change much over time. And we’re grateful for that. A beautiful spring day is something of perennial enjoyment. And if you’re one to get swept up in the romance of days gone by, the long history of humans’ relationships to their horses can truly capture the imagination. Maybe that’s why year after year, we look forward to the first balmy days of spring that bring us out onto the grass or into the stands to watch incredibly trained horses and their jockeys race across green fields and leap above gates at breakneck speeds. We don’t need much more than that to get us out to a day at the races, but this year, the My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase will also serve as a benefit for Ladew Topiary Gardens—one of the most gorgeous outdoor settings in Maryland, and one that never fails to draw us outside—whether it’s for a garden walk, some classical music, or their fabulous plant sales. Ladew is truly a national treasure, so we’re more than happy to help support the famous garden while betting on a few horses and—hopefully—sipping some champagne in their honor.
New Volunteer Opportunities
Whether you would prefer to volunteer as a docent in the Manor House or Gardens, with children’s education programs, at Ladew special events, or side by side with garden or office staff, this Open House will highlight the many ways in you can become involved in that very special way… as a VOLUNTEER!
Volunteers utilize their talents while receiving hands-on training through scheduled training sessions and/or on-the-job experience throughout the year. Returning volunteers receive opportunities to attend refresher training classes, as well as off-site field trips.
By donating your time to Ladew, you serve the community, gain personal fulfillment, and interact with others who share common goals and interests.
To register for either day, contact Barbara Barnoff, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-557-9570, ext. 215.
Teach Children About Nature
Do you love nature and enjoy working with kids? Then join us and train to become a tour leader for children’s school field trips. You’ll learn about the plants and animals of the gardens, general ecology concepts, and outdoor teaching techniques.
$20 refundable fee. (Participants must lead at least two school field trips to receive refund.) Registration and background checks are required.
To register, contact Sheryl Pedrick at 410-557-9570, ext. 226
or email email@example.com.
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