Ladew Topiary Gardens plant sale
Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton is set to hold its annual garden sale Saturday, featuring hard-to-find perennials and annuals, exotics and container plants, plus decorative garden furniture, urns and statuary.
The sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for the sale and $25 if you wish to attend the sale and also hear a lecture by noted horticulturalist and hellebore expert David Culp at 11 a.m.
Visitors will also be able to tour the gardens, the house and the nature walk.
There will also be a preview sale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The fee is $75 for Ladew members and $100 for non-members.
To get your tickets, call 410-557-9570, ext 224 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world 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 Garden Club of America described Ladew's garden as "the most outstanding topiary garden in America."
The Ladew Manor House is also open for guided tours. An impressive collection of antique English furniture graces the rooms of this equestrian-inspired country house accented with paintings and fox hunting memorabilia. Everything in the collection was acquired by Mr. Ladew.
The Nature Walk at Ladew opened in 1999 and is a 1.5 mile trail through the woods and fields of the Ladew property. In addition to educational stations along the trail, there is a short boardwalk through wetland forest and marsh. Tours are self-guided, aided by a printed map and descriptions of each station.