Carolyne Roehm, one of America’s leading tastemakers, trendsetters and lifestyle experts will host May 5 Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens as this year’s honorary chair and guest lecturer.
Celebrating its fourth year, Garden Festival at Ladew has become the regional rare plant, antiques and garden ornaments sale. Featuring an exclusive collection of vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard, Ladew expects to welcome over 1,500 guests to Garden Festival. In addition to shopping and Ms. Roehm’s lecture (seating is limited), guests at Garden Festival can tour Ladew’s renowned gardens, visit the historic home of Harvey Ladew and stroll through the Nature Walk.
Perennials, annuals, small trees, unusual exotics and container specialties from leading plant vendors will be for sale. A select group of garden, antique and ornament vendors from New England to Virginia will offer decorative furniture, urns, statuary, architectural treasures and more.
Roehm has been featured in publications including Veranda, Town and Country, O Magazine, House Beautiful and Architectural Digest and more. Her appearances include: Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Weekend Today, Isaac Mizrahi Show and CBS This Morning. Carolyn Roehm is author of ten books, including her most recent , A Passion for Interiors. A book sale and signing will follow Ms. Roehm’s lecture.
Ladew Topiary Gardens is internationally renowned for its topiary and flower gardens. A self-taught gardener, Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) created 15 thematic garden “rooms” on 22 acres of his 250-acre Maryland property. The 1747 Manor House contains Mr. Ladew’s collections of English antiques, paintings and equestrian memorabilia. Also on site is a 1.5 mile Nature Walk, Cafe and Gift Shop. Both house and garden are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For information on regular schedule and fees, please visit www.LadewGardens.com or call 410-557-9570.
Garden Festival Hours and Admission:
8 – 10 a.m. – Priority Preview Sale – First Chance Shopping, Lecture & Continental Breakfast, $75 members, $100 non-members (includes Ladew membership for non-members)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – General Admission
$15 per person
11 a.m. – Lecture with Carolyne Roehm
2 p.m. – Lecture with Carolyne Roehm
For more information or to purchase tickets – call the Ladew Office at 410.557.9570 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday or visit Ladew online .