the joy of gift wrapping

I’m having my hair done (we are all wearing festive shiny silver foil on our heads), and the chatter is about holiday preparations (how far we are and what we love and do not love about this week before Christmas). Two young ladies get into a spirited discussion about gift wrapping. One is all for… Continue reading the joy of gift wrapping

Christmas at Ladew Gardens: a country manor house drawing room

The manor house at Ladew Topiary Gardens was built in 1820 and purchased by Harvy Ladew (1887-1976) in 1929. For the rest of his life Mr. Ladew (as he is lovingly referred to by the staff at the Gardens) restored and decorated the house, while creating the exquisite gardens on the property. Both the house… Continue reading Christmas at Ladew Gardens: a country manor house drawing room

upcoming holiday events

The holidays are upon us! We will be participating in two wonderful events and thought we’d share some information about them with you. On Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th Ladew Topiary Gardens hosts its annual Christmas Open House and Greens Sale.  This year the theme is Winter Wonderland, and each room of the historic… Continue reading upcoming holiday events