Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens, now in its 9th year, has become the most anticipated specialty plant, garden ornaments, and antiques sale in the region, featuring an exclusive collection of vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard.

More than 45 unique vendors will be offering hard to find perennials, specialty annuals, unique small trees, unusual exotics, container specialties decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and architectural treasures. In addition to enjoying the unique shopping opportunities and an inspiring lecture, guests at Garden Festival can tour Ladew’s spectacular gardens, visit the historic home of Harvey S. Ladew, and stroll through the Nature Walk.

Ladew expects to welcome nearly 2,000 guests to Garden Festival on Saturday, May 6th. Garden Festival, Ladew’s biggest event of the year, raises funds used for the preservation of the 22-acre historic topiary gardens, historic Manor House, the Butterfly House, the Children’s Environmental Education Program that serves over 3,200 children each year, and the array of events and educational programs offered to the community.

For more information and complete list of vendors, or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Ladew Office at  410.557.9570.

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 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.
Ladew Topiary Gardens

Cynthia Crenshaw is a freelance writer and editor.