Love the chairs!
There are several fountains and other water features.
The Japanese beetles were feasting on the roses.
and they were in the process of making more beetles.
A fruit garden was named the Garden of Eden. The living wall below was composed of pear and apple trees that had been espaliered.
There were varying bird, bat, bee and butterfly habitats.
This little building was a teahouse. In keeping with its exterior, it was quite formal inside.
The feature that attracted me to the gardens was the topiaries, for which it is known. Below is the hunt scene on the front lawn of the house. Beyond this group, and out of the photo, the fox leads.
The topiary garden was a little difficult to decipher.
Some were in need of a trim. Interestingly, we saw no gardeners at work on this Saturday morning. There were volunteers in the gift shop and butterfly exhibit, but no one was out maintaining all of these plants.
Ladew was certainly worth the country drive and provided an entertaining morning.