One of the high points on my spring schedule is the annual Ladew Garden Festival and this year, it takes place on Saturday, May 3 at the gorgeous Ladew Gardens just north of Baltimore.
This year’s honorary chair and lecturer is Barbara Israel, a leading authority on garden ornaments. She will illustrate the development of this functional and fanciful form of art, tracing it from the Victorian era through the first half of the twentieth century. She will draw examples from her book, Antique Garden Ornament, Two Centuries of American Taste.You can read more about Barbara and her garden antiques here.
In addition to the lecture, there’s an early-bird preview for those willing to get first dibs on the goodies! Tickets are $100 and include the lecture and a light breakfast. It’s well worth the effort to do this, as the show has been a sell out for the past few years! Otherwise, tickets are $15 per person.
For more information on the Festival, please click here.