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MONKTON, Md.– Ladew Topiary Gardens will present its third annual Garden Glow with a socially distant twist. This year’s seasonal celebration will feature an online showcase of jack-o’-lanterns created by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, friends and neighbors of Ladew.
2020 Garden Glow will go live at www.ladewgardens.com,Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. Adding to the excitement, the festive virtual display will have fun educational content for children including creatures of the night and a look at Irvine Nature Center’s in-house owl.
The community is invited to carve jack-o’-lanterns for the showcase – using their own pumpkins or they can arrange to pick up a complimentary pumpkin from Ladew. Klein’s ShopRite has donated 300 pumpkins, which are available to registered participants at no coston a first come first serve basis. Those interested must complete an application on the Ladew website by Oct. 8 to confirm their participation and request a free Garden Glowpumpkin if interested. All pictures of carved creations must be submitted by Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.
“Garden Glow has become a great community celebration of Fall and Ladew,” said Executive Director Emily Emerick. “Going virtual this year was an easy decision as this format allows many more people to participate, especially those from afar.”
2020 Garden Glowis made possible by sponsors, Visit Harford!, Kinsley Construction, BGEand Harford County Community & Economic Development. Additional support comes from Klein’s ShopRite, Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences and The Citizens of Baltimore County.
For those unable to tune in Oct. 24, the spectacle will remain up on the Ladew website through Nov. 30. It is free for all to enjoy, but viewers are encouraged to make a donation