For over 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl — the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. Concerts run from 6 – 8 pm. Admission for the concerts begins at 5 pm.
Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. (Please leave at home: Alcohol (per the Harford County Liquor Board), sports equipment, pets, tents, beach umbrellas and portable grills.) Food and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are available for purchase from The Manor Tavern.
For all concerts, tickets are sold at the gate. Concert admission includes visiting the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5. (Ladew guest passes are not valid for concerts; only “Music Lover” passes may be used. Discount coupons for concerts will be available at all Klein’s ShopRite locations.)
July 23 – Don’t Stop Band
This high energy rock and roll band features saxophones, keyboards and stellar vocal harmony. www.dontstopband.com
July 30 – Tumblehome
We welcome Tumblehome to Ladew for the first time. This entertaining six-piece band (with horns!) plays rock, soul, blues, and jazz, covering songs from The Band, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles and more! www.Tumblehomeband.com
August 6 – Jody West Band
Reunited and rejuvenated, this local group delivers a diverse repertoire complete with a mixture of blues, swing, pop and classic rock. www.myspace.com/jodywestband
If concerts are cancelled due to weather, there will be a posting on the Ladew Gardens website, www.LadewGardens.com, and a message on the phone system at 410-557-9466 (press 5 for event announcements).
Ladew Gardens gratefully acknowledges those companies who are participating as sponsors for the “Groovin’ in the Grass” concert series: Klein’s ShopRite (Presenting Sponsor); BIG Business Information Group; Boyle Buick•GMC; First National Bank; Jarrettsville Federal Savings & Loan; Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra; and York ENT.
Ladew Topiary Gardens has been named “One of the Top 5 Gardens in North America;” deemed “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America; and featured as one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest. Ladew is located on Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146), 14 miles north of the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), exit 27B (Dulaney Valley Road North). For more information, please call 410-557-9570 or visit www.ladewgardens.com. Ladew Topiary Gardens is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is “to maintain and promote the gardens, house and facilities in keeping with the creative spirit of Harvey S. Ladew for the public benefit and for educational, scientific and cultural pursuits.” Both House and Gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.