Tucked along a long country road in Jarretsville, Maryland is Ladew Topiary Gardens and Estate.
Considered one of the five top gardens in North America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is a hidden eden easily accessed from Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Their new butterfly house is a wonderful addition to an already spectacular garden. The second season for the butterfly house, this one is unique than most. Set along a beautiful natural meadow designed to especially attract butterflies native to Maryland, Ladew’s butterfly house includes local beauties.
Twice weekly, volunteers visit the meadow with nets in their hands, catching butterflies to include in the house. Within the house are a wide variety of host plants to support native butterflies. Readily accepting their new habitat, these butterflies quickly set to task in laying eggs for the next generation.
From a creepy alien looking creature, a beautiful butterfly emerges.
The Butterfly House at Ladew Topiary Gardens is a special place to visit, and summertime is a wonderful time to enjoy Maryland’s beautiful flutterbys. Hope you get a chance to visit.