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The Gift: Brushes and Blooms at Ladew


The Gift

What It is: A spot at Ladew Gardens’ new painting party series. Each evening is an event full of creativity and fun; a gathering of friends, food and drink. Under the guidance of a professional artist, participants will each paint a gorgeous scene inspired by Ladew’s renowned gardens. This month’s painting is the Woodland Garden Birdhouse (above). Participants can arrive early to stroll the gardens and are welcome to bring their own snacks and (non-alcoholic) beverages. Alternately, you  can pre-order a $15 picnic dinner from Ladew Cafe, and have everything taken care of for you. Reservations available through Ladew Gardens. $40 members/$45 non-members.

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Fall Story Time for Kids at Ladew Gardens


Story time for Kids

catch of the day fish (2)There’s a wee nip in the air, but it’s still perfect weather for hanging out in the grass, under a shady tree, and letting the seasons change around you. Kids love fall, and Ladew Gardens loves kids, so their Fall Story Time program is a perfect weekday activity for those looking to get the young ones out and about a bit. These nature-themed programs are for ages 2-6 years (with an adult, of course). When the weather is good, Story Time sessions take place outdoors under shade trees in several of Ladew’s gardens. Later in the season, they move indoors—but all still within the glorious setting that is Ladew.

The Dan Haas Band Lights Up Ladew Garden Concert Series Sunday



July 13: Dan Haas Band at Ladew Gardens

Despite being from Annapolis, the Dan Haas Band performs much more than yacht rock! From Motown to today’s hits, to rock, pop and classics, this band’s set list is an auditory smorgasbord that all ages will enjoy!  

Ladew Topiary Gardens Will Open Butterfly House


Butterfly Gardens

catch of the day fish (2)As though Ladew Gardens really needed to be more beautiful—or as though we could even conceive of a more spectacular Ladew. Well, they’ve officially outdone themselves this summer with the opening of their new Butterfly House. The Butterfly House showcases native plants and native butterflies (and caterpillars—because you know how that works) and provides an up-close, educational experience on the natural history and life cycle of several butterfly species. It’s the first of its kind in the region and will enjoy a “soft opening” beginning July 19th, with daily hours (10 am – 3 pm). Over the next few weeks, the plantings will stabilize and the butterfly population will grow in time for a culminating event on Saturday, September 6th (don’t worry—we’ll remind you)— which is Ladew’s annual Children’s Day event: A Celebration of Butterflies & Caterpillars.

Tobagonian 30-piece Steel Orchestra to Play Sunday at Ladew Gardens



July 6: Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drums

Fourth of July weekend would not be complete without rounding it out with this dynamic, 30-piece steel orchestra bringing music of the Caribbean to the heart of Harford County!  

Talking Heads Cover Band: Psycho Killers–to Play Ladew Gardens Sunday Night



June 22: Psycho Killers

Same as it ever was? Not exactly, but pretty close! Psycho Killers, Talking Heads tribute band, will take you on a musical journey through the expansive catalog of one of the most diverse bands in rock and roll history! Known for their high energy, always changing live shows, Psycho Killers returns to Ladew for another Once in a Lifetime experience!    


Psycho Killers are a group of die-hard Talking Heads fans that were Born Under Punches in Baltimore, MD.  Once in a Lifetime (not during wartime), they will take you to the river with Nothing But Flowers, and you’ll think, This Must Be The Place.  They’ll set the Houses in Motion (and then burn them down) with a Listening Wind that will make you Crosseyed and Painless.  For more information about the Psycho Killers click here.


Ryan Porter-bass/vocals, 
Paul Weinberg-drums, 
Jon Brady-keys/vocals
Sara Kryscio-vocals, 
Mikey Barnstein-percussion,
Pat Rainey-sax,
Danny Davis-trumpet
*Mario D’Ambrosio-sax
*Blake Mobley-keys/vocals
*when available

Celebrate Father’s Day with Music at Ladew Gardens


Outddor music

catch of the day fish (2)Is it just us, or is enjoyment of Cajun and Zydeco music a thing that all dads love? We’re not sure exactly what causes this phenomenon, but we do know that the folks behind Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass summer music series are obviously aware of it. That’s why they’re bringing perennial favorite, The Crawdaddies to Ladew’s Great Bowl on Sunday, June 15th (Father’s Day). The Great Bowl is an ideal setting for laying down a picnic blanket, relaxing to great tunes, and maybe even sipping a little something besides. Of course, if you can’t make it this weekend, there’s plenty more where that came from, all summer long. And there’s plenty to choose from—for dad and the rest of the family.

Summer Music at Ladew Gardens


Music at Ladew

catch of the day fish (2)It just doesn’t get any better than an evening spent stretched out on a picnic blanket taking in great music in the warm summer air. Well—actually, it does. When you place that exact scenario in the middle of the world-renowned Ladew Gardens, you’ve pretty much found a recipe for summer time bliss. We love Ladew Gardens’ summer concert series, Groovin’ in the Grass, every year, but this year’s line-up sparkles with even greater variety—everything from classic hits you’ll be singing along with to Latin beats that may just have you up and dancing in the grass. The concert series kicks off June 15th with The Crawdaddies. These perennial favorites kick off the season with their upbeat Cajun/Zydeco blend that makes for an absolutely perfect Father’s Day celebration. We’ll be first in line the following week for Pyscho Killers—a Talking Heads tribute band that promises to take us on a musical journey through the expansive catalog of one of the most unique bands in rock and roll history.

Ladew Garden Festival- Industry Expert Barbara Israel Guest Speaker & Honorary Chair


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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…GardenFestival_StyleMagWeb2_550x800

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Join us at the Ladew Garden Festival 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.

Tomorrow – My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase: Horse Racing at its Finest



Thunderously exciting and heart poundingly beautiful, My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races should not be missed.  The weather forecast for tomorrow calls for clear skies and temps in the low 70s, and the surrounding gardens are in their state of sweet young bloom.  Perfect conditions for a day at the races!  There’s still time to purchase tickets in advance, and there will be tickets on sale at the gate.

The My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Gates open at 10:00 am, with the first race at 1:30 pm. The races are located at Jarrettsville Pike (MD 146) and Pocock Road. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.marylandsteeplechasing.com.