Thursday, September 16, 2010


One of the outing my sister and I did last week during our travels was to visit the

Ladew Topiary Gardens outside of Baltimore, MD.

They have been called "The Most Outstanding Topiary Garden in America", by the

Garden Club of America.

Both the gardens and the house are on the National Register of Historic Places.

A very knowledgeable lady took us through the house, then we were on our own to browse the gardens.

Harvey S Ladew (1887-1976) designed and created his unique 22 acres of flower and topiary gardens after purchasing the farm in 1929.

Mr Ladew was a self taught gardener, and one of the first Americans to create garden rooms.
There's hope for me.

This is the Tivoli Teahouse, it was designed after the Tivoli Theatre ticket booth.

The inside was very sweet, I wish I had taken pictures.

The garden played host to many topiaries such as lyrebirds, hunt scenes, swans, ducks and much more. The trimming of the topiaries begin in July and take three months to complete.

This was a wonderful hunt scene.

Another structure on the grounds, this one in the Yellow Garden.

On the pond we found this boat...

...and in the water.

This was the Iris garden, and amazingly there were some bloomings.

A private residence on the grounds, wouldn't you just love it!

View looking back in the opposite direction from the cottage.

Happy Gardening


  1. That is truly amazing! I am in awe! Thanks for sharing the photos today!

  2. What a lovely and serene place. I love topiaries. Don't know if I'd have the patience to create them though.


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