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Ladew Nature Walk & Concert

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Ladew Gardens, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 19 2007  4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 3 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 17 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~4 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Stacy Murphy
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:35
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 22 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens. A self-taught gardener, Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976) created 15 thematic "garden rooms" on 22 acres of his 250-acre Maryland property. Visitors frequently comment how Mr. Ladew's vibrant personality and vision is reflected in the unique design of his garden. The Garden Club of America described Ladew's garden as "the most outstanding topiary garden in America."

The Nature Walk at Ladew is a self-guided 1.5 mile trail through the woods and fields of the Ladew property. In addition to 13 educational stations along the trail, there is a short boardwalk through wetland forest and marsh as well as a quarry pond. It is a birder's delight with many benches along the way for resting and contemplating nature. What's Blooming in August: naked ladies, fall clematis, zinnias, phlox, roses and annuals.

Afterwards from 6-8 PM we will sit back and enjoy an outdoor concert: the best music of the 70s and 80s including hits by the Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Duran Duran, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other early MTV generation bands. Bring your own food or purchase something there and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Alcohol is not permitted, but can be purchased on the premises- wine of course.

For more information see: Ladew Gardens

Required Items to Bring:
Money (cash or credit card)
lawn chair or blanket
photo ID
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Comfortable shoes
picnic dinner
insect spray
extra jacket/sweater in case itís a cool evening Designated driver

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the South and West Via the Baltimore Beltway

Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) toward Towson to Exit 27B (North).
Go North on MD Route 146 (Dulaney Valley Rd.).
After the Loch Raven Reservoir Bridge, bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike (MD Rte. 146).
Ladew Gardens is located on your right, 5 miles north of the stoplight in Jacksonville on MD Rte. 146.

From the North or South Via I-95

Take Exit 74 to MD Route 152.
Follow MD Route 152 northwest to the dead end at MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike) and go left.
Ladew Gardens is approximately Ĺ mile ahead on your left.

From York, Pennsylvania

Take I-83 south to Exit 36 (MD Route 439).
Follow MD Route 439 East for about 6 miles to a dead end at MD Route 23.
Turn right on MD Route 23 for approximately 3 miles to the junction of MD Route 146 (Jarrettsville Pike).
Turn right on MD Route 146.
Ladew Gardens is 3 miles ahead on your left.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:Admission to event.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!