Children’s Day at Ladew Gardens

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catch of the day fish (2)World renowned Ladew Topiary Gardens is always a great place to bring the kids. After all, there’s plenty of space to run around, hide behind giant hedges, and appreciate the Alice in Wonderland-esque topiary masterpieces. But now there’s even more at Ladew to thrill the little ones. So this year’s Children’s Day also marks the opening of Ladew’s new Butterfly House. Dare we say it’s Ladew’s most eagerly anticipated family event yet? We think it just might be. After all, it’s a day long celebration of caterpillars and butterflies– those perennial kid favorites. Not that we as adults would turn down an afternoon of wondering at these most gorgeous members of the insect world ourselves. So save the date (Saturday, September 6) for Ladew’s most aflutter family day ever.Now in its 34th year, Ladew Gardens’ Children’s Day always draws a huge and enthusiastic crowd of all ages. The entire family will enjoy this fun-filled day of learning and excitement that features crafts, hands-on learning stations, educational presentations, sing-a-longs, magic shows, as well as self-guided tours of the Gardens and Nature Walk (all included with the day’s admission). It’s all par for the course at Children’s Day, but this year, with the addition of Ladew’s new Butterfly House (the first of its kind in the region), there’s even more to look forward to. So mark your calendars, save the date, and bring your own little kid-erpillars down to the gardens.

Children’s Day at Ladew Gardens takes place Saturday, Sept 6 from 11am-4pm. Ladew is located at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, visit

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