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Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, Maryland 21111
(410) 557-9466

The extraordinary topiary gardens designed and developed by Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) are known throughout the world.  22 acres of delightful, award-winning gardens include more than 100 larger-than-life topiary forms which serve as backbone and centerpiece to a series of garden rooms, which include Garden of Eden, Sculpture Garden, and Iris Garden.  The life-sized Hunt Scene of topiary horses, riders, hounds and a fox is one of the most famous of Ladew's creations.

Equestrian and fox hunting memorabilia, fine art, and English antiques fill the circa 1747 Manor House.  Ladew's unique Oval Library appears in the book 100 Most Beautiful Rooms in America.

Visitors enjoy House tours, strolls through the Gardens, Nature Walk, Butterfly House (open seasonally), Gift Shop, and historical display.  Run by a non-profit organization, both house and gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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