Discounted Spring Lecture Series

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The Way He Sees It: Tom Scheerer on Decorating 
with Tom Scheerer, Interior Decorator

Named a top designer annually by Architectural Digest, Manhattan-based Tom Scheerer comes to Ladew to present brilliant photographs of his work and weigh in on the origins of inspiration. With a career spanning decades and works fweatured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Town & Country, Scheerer’s design style puts one at ease: sophisticated, yet relaxed and unpretentious. His new book Tom Scheerer: More Decorating will be offered for sale and signing after the lecture.

Exploring Native Wildflowers and their Habitats
with Dr. Alan Weakley, Plant Conservationist

An expert on the flora of the southeast including Maryland, Dr. Alan Weakley shares his vast experience investigating the flora, natural plant communities, and conservation of the region. Alan will introduce plants in their natural habitats in vivid photographs, demonstrate a practical plant identification app, and update progress on significant plant conservation issues. Currently UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium Director, Alan was chief ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and co-authored the field guide, “Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast,” available for sale at the event.

A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage
with David Culp, Garden Designer

Renowned garden designer David Culp will visit Ladew just as his highly anticipated book launches. This talk digs into the celebrated garden at Brandywine Cottage, featuring a focus for each month including recipes, to-do lists, flower arrangements, and practical tips. Plant sources, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, meadow gardening, and favorite plants will be discussed. This lecture and book applaud a lifestyle which blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Book sale and signing after lecture.

Containers: Pots with a Purpose
with Dan Benarcik, Horticulturist

Spring is the perfect time to plant container gardens and Dan Benarcik shows the way to create magnificent, long-lasting combinations. Dan is known far and wide for adding “the element of surprise” to his attractive designs. In this lecture-demonstration, the breadth of styles and techniques will be covered. Beginner to advanced gardeners will enjoy learning how to use different types of pots and plants to create impressive garden containers.

Living Floral
with Margot Shaw, Floral Designer

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine, Margot Shaw presents a seasonal glimpse into the worlds of interior, floral, garden, and event designers, as well as architects — highlighting their flowering styles in entertaining and decorating. Featuring excerpts from her new book, Living Floral, Margot provides a variety of elegant, charming, and unique ideas for incorporating fresh flowers into your ome. Book sale and signing after lecture.



$120 for Members
$160 for Non-members

TIME : 10:00 am Doors open (Coffee and Danish served)
10:30 am Lecture begins


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Member Lecture Series Discount + More Details $100.00
Non-member Lecture Series Discount + More Details $133.00
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Lunch April 1 + More Details $18.00
Lunch April 8 + More Details $18.00
Lunch April 15 + More Details $18.00
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
Ladew Topiary Gardens 3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111