Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and Garden Clubs are invited to decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor. Now in its 35th year, Ladew’s Christmas Open House has been called “one of Maryland’s most memorable and decorative holiday events.” The Christmas Open House takes place Friday, December 11 through Sunday, December 13 from 11 am to 4 pm each day. The theme for the 2015 Christmas Open House is “The Colors of Christmas.”
The weekend festivities feature live seasonal music performed by local singers and musicians. Visitors to the Christmas Open House are also invited to shop at Ladew’s exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations — wreaths, table arrangements and decorations — lovingly creat-ed through the generosity of volunteers and design professionals. Guests are al-so treated to complimentary hot cider and cookies.
Proceeds from the Open House and Greens Sale benefit Ladew’s Manor House, 22-acre gardens, 60-acre Nature Walk, and new Butterfly House. The Manor House at Ladew Gardens, filled with equestrian and fox hunting memorabilia, fine art, and English antiques, is a living legacy to the style, elegance and wit of Harvey S. Ladew, the man who created it.