I was lucky enough to be invited to the Preview Party for the Ladew Garden Festival. The actual Festival, modeled on the Trade Secrets Show in Connecticut, is Saturday, May 3 and I urge you to go!One of the fabulous things about the Festival is that there are plantsmen from around the east coast who have flowers and plants that you don’t see anywhere else. Like this one.
Honestly, I was a little scared of this plant, which is some sort of maple! It looked like aliens in pods!
Camellias can only grow in the zone up to mid-Maryland, and we’re still waiting for them to bloom here. But this was terrific to see!
But it’s not just plants – there are garden ornaments from my friends at Pennoyer-Newman,
lots of pretty things from Halcyon House Antiques,
Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the door. There are tours of the house and the extensive gardens! Tell’em I sent you!