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Ladew Gardens Review

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The breathtaking garden covers a 22-acre expanse of land and is a pure delight to all your senses. The Ladew gardens allow a serene, peaceful, and relaxing environment that will instantly calm your whole being. The area is not crowded, and this makes it a much more enjoyable experience. It has no age limit as the young and old alike fall in love with the gardens. It is a great outing for children and delightful for the adults too.

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Despite being known as a topiary garden, there are fewer topiary gardens than you would expect. You will experience smaller themed gardens with beautiful features such as secret getaways, fountains, and lily ponds. All kind of plants and flower varieties are found in this place.

The grounds are swarm with beckoning butterflies which are a sight to behold. There also exists a butterfly house that hosts a lot of captivating native butterflies. You get to see them up close and personal at all stages of their lives. A lot of water areas on the property complete with frogs and tadpoles will catch your eye too.

Nature walks through the fields and adjacent forests will allow you to stretch a bit more and soak in nature’s best.

  • House Tour

The Manor house is a trip down the history of the life of Harvey Ladew. He traveled extensively and was an avid collector of treasures in second-hand stores. You get to experience some of these items that have been meticulously preserved. Along with the Oval library room which hosts his 2,500 plus book collection and is said to be people’s favorite. The Manor house is a legacy to Ladew’s elegance and style which will enhance your appreciation for the estate at large.

  • Guides and Staff

The guides are very warm, friendly, and enthusiastic about their job. They also provide a lot of insightful information regarding any queries you might have. Some are quite humorous too which adds to the experience. The people working in the gift shops are also quite friendly.

  • Food

There is a café on the Ladew Gardens’ ground, but it is quite pricey. The menu has salads, sandwiches, soups, drinks, etc. You can opt to bring your own food and choose one of the many alluring places in the garden to enjoy your picnic lunch.

  • Kids

The space allows the kids to run around, play, and roll in the grass. They also have a scavenger hunt after the whole tour. It is an excellent way to keep the kids interested and paying attention through the tour; that way, they have something to look forward to after it. Most of their paths are stroller accessible, but you will have to leave your stroller behind in other inaccessible areas. A carrier or a wrap is convenient for your babies while toddlers can walk, use strollers or both.

If you want to carry a souvenir with you, you can get it from their gift shop where the admissions building is. The price of admission is reasonable and worth the experience. For the gardens complete with a house tour, adults are charged $18, seniors $15, and children (2-12 years) $12. I recommend visiting the place on a sunny day as this weather enhances the beauty of the foliage and scenery.

Everyman Theatre

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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Everyman Theatre’s goal is to bring high quality and accessible theatre to the people. They aim to build that connection between the actors in the plays with their audience. They give a mix of dramas, comedies, classics and many more world class plays that bring out diverse emotions, truths, and experiences for everyone involved.Everyman Theatre

From a very humble beginning to a nationally renowned theatre, Vincent Lancisi founded the theatre in 1990. At the time and for the four consequent years that followed, Vincent would only manage one production annually. The subscriptions grew into the late 90s and the early 2000s because of the popular productions that he had created over time. The Bank of America and Harold A. Dawson gave a generous donation that would see the Everyman theatre find a new home on Fayette Street.

In collaboration with the resident company of artists from the Washington, DC and Baltimore area, Everyman Theatre produces a six play mainstage season in each season. They range from new, classics, and contemporary plays from their award winning artists and actors.

For over two decades now, the Everyman theatre has dedicated its services to the public high schools in Baltimore city. The primary purposes being to give the students a chance to experience and better understand the plays, the responsibilities of the theatre designers, the work of the actors and the significance of the theatre as part of the art industry.

They have an excellent educational program that provides learning opportunities for all ages. One such program is the high school matinee program that serves the public schools in Baltimore city. This resident program takes the learning right to their classrooms. They do this by engaging the audience and providing numerous classes that cater to young people, professional artists, and educators.

The students get a chance to interact with the crew and the cast and ask any questions they might have. The program brings the students to the theatre, and they have access to numerous performances, free of charge, for both the school and the students.

At the Everyman theatre, artists, audiences and the community as a whole, is inspired and transformed. Everyone is guaranteed the ultimate art and play experience at the Everyman theatre.