Ladew Garden Festival, May 6, 2017

Spring has arrived and it is opening weekend at Ladew Gardens! The Gardens, located in Monkton,Maryland, were established by New Yorker Harvey Ladew in 1929 and originally served as his fox hunting retreat. He transformed the property to become one of the most outstanding Topiary Gardens in America.  Later in life he established the gardens as a public garden for all to enjoy.  The 22 distinct gardens, topiaries and buildings are a mecca for garden lovers.  (Above is the Croquet Lawn.)


On Saturday, May 6 Ladew will hold its 9th Annual Garden Festival, with over 45 vendors from throughout the Northeast selling unique plants and garden antiques.  We are thrilled to be a vendor for the first time this year with our friend Oriet's Fine Art.  We have been acquiring great antique and vintage garden and conservatory pieces for this show and cannot wait to share them!  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Monkton is approximately 30 miles from Baltimore in Baltimore's beautiful horse farm country.  Ladew Gardens is a destination in and of itself but why not a make a weekend of it and visit many of the beautiful places Baltimore has to offer?  We would be happy to make suggestions for places to stay, shops and museums to visit, and restaurants to enjoy! Below are images from last year's Garden Festival.  It was a rainy and chilly day but, as all good gardeners know, a little rain is not a deterrent from getting out there!  Visit for tickets.

Beautiful moment on the property.


A favorite booth.  Pennoyer Newman from NYC. They will be at the Show again this year.  Their planters are show stoppers!

The topiares the Gardens are known for.

My favorite garden furniture booth, Darrell Dean Antiques.  They will be at the show this year as well. Want these tables!

More Darrell Dean.

Stone Faux Bois in the Azalea Garden.  Yes please.

Not be missed.  Atlock Farms famous myrtle Topiaries.

A planter arrangement of my own at my house made with ivy and geraniums I purchased at the Festival from Peace Tree Farms, a beautiful plant vendor with unique plants.  Cannot wait to see them again this year!

Booths are also inside the Barn, which served as Harvey Ladew's art studio.  This is the booth of Orient's Fine Art.  Oriet represents many fine artists and she has a wonderful and fresh eye.  Gray Antiques will be sharing this space this year and we are planning a great display!

Harvey Ladew in his Art Studio in the Barn.

The amazing chandelier in his studio depicted above is still hanging in the Barn today. Not to be missed!  Please join us May 6 or become a Friend of the Festival and join us for the opening night cocktail party under the chandelier and preview shopping Friday, May 5!  We would love to see you!



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