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Ladew Topiary Gardens

Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) was born to wealth and became a traveler, an artist, a foxhunter and creator of a topiary garden. He spent much time foxhunting in England and decided to make a garden with an oval swimming pool, cross axes, garden rooms with colour themes - and a famous collection of garden topiary. Among the English gardens which might have inspired him are Levens Hall, Hidcote and Compton Wynyates.

3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Maryland, USA, MD 21111

End March to end October. Daily. Open 10am to 4pm (10:30am to 5pm at weekends).

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Ladew Topiary Gardens, USA Photograph © Karl Gercens
Ladew Topiary Gardens, Maryland Photograph © Karl Gercens
Ladew Topiary Gardens Photograph © Karl Gercens
Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton Photograph © Karl Gercens