Deemed "the most outstanding topiary garden in America" by the Garden Club of America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is the perfect spot nestled in beautiful hunt country in Monkton, Maryland. In the early 1920s, Harvey S. Ladew purchased the 200+ acre property known as Pleasant Valley Farm, which included a farmhouse built in the late 1700s/early 1800s. Ladew renovated and expanded the house, filling it with treasures purchased during his extensive travels. He then designed and created the 22 acres of formal gardens which feature life-size topiaries and 15 themed garden rooms.
Members were led on a guided tour of the themed gardens, visited the gift shop and had lunch at the cafe. Use the play or arrow buttons located at the top of the photo to view images of the gardens.
Crofton Village Garden Club welcomes new member Patty More, sponsored by Linda Childs, and Maria-Elena Bodnar who has decided to rejoin the club.