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Ladew Topiary Gardens
Based on 92 traveler reviews
Beautiful and Amazing!
Sep 29, 2014 by: Cassandra W from Panama City, Panama, Panama
I was running really for an errand nearby when I spotted signs for the garden. I'm not big into plants or gardening, but figured "Why not?". I was kind of just expecting a very pretty 18th or 19th century style garden, but boy was I surprised. The garden is just breathtakingly gorgeous! I was blown away at how many plants and flowers they had. Not to mention the neat fountains and ponds in each garden. All that combined with the different themes and sections the garden made for an nice relaxing walk.
Great day, althought we were a bit out of season
Sep 28, 2014 by: numbersguy79 from Woodbridge, New Jersey
This is a beautiful laid back outdoor experience. We went recently (end of September) which is 'out of season' for most flowers, but this it was a great day. My wife and our little girl thouroughly enjoyed the sites and the few flowering items still around at this season. The ground are well kept and very serene. The staff inside where you pay admission or buy gifts was friendly and hospitable. They offer age appropriate activiies for the kids... such as a 'scavenger hunt' which included 12 items on a pice of paper, when you find one you put a sticker (they provide) on it... this kept our litttle girl active and interested . We are not local so we didn't get into this, but they offer 'membership' and also have educational programs and other events sometimes.
Sep 22, 2014 by: COLEVILLE from Baltimore, Maryland
Have lived in Harford County for thirty eight years and never went to the gardens until now. Very nice relaxing afternoon. The gardens were so much bigger than expected. I shouldn't have waited so long! It was so interesting. Didn't know there was a polo field. There is a beautiful area where concerts are held in the summer. Would go back again in the fall or spring because it would look different at those times of the year. They have Stampedes there which I have never seen but would like to see one. If you would like a relaxing morning or afternoon, that is the place to go to!
Sep 22, 2014 by: Paul H from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is a former private estate with large garden. The topiaries are famous, and are indeed worth the trip, and the rest of the garden is nice. The cafe is adequate. Be aware that the garden is not particularly handicapped-accessible. One of my companions had limited mobility (but is fortunately not completely wheel-chair bound). We found that there were many locations where deep gravel, flagstones, etc., meant that she had to get out of the wheelchair and walk for a bit. The house tour is not at all wheelchair-accessible, but they were very helpful in providing folding chairs as needed.
A Delightful Historic Garden
Sep 14, 2014 by: Qtfish from Annapolis MD
Ladew is a beautiful, historic garden in Monkton, Maryland in the heart of horse and fox hunting country. The rural local is beautiful drive through Baltimore and Harford Counties in Maryland. The gardens are most famous for the topiaries but also has a number of beautiful outdoor garden rooms including the Victorian garden, the pink garden, the white garden, the yellow garden and many more. The grounds are family friendly and include hiking trails and a tour of the manor house.
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