Ladew Topiary Gardens and Pleasant Valley House

Ladew Topiary Gardens and Pleasant Valley House (HMBH)

Location: Monkton, MD 21111 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 34.781', W 76° 30.903'

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Henry Scarff acquired land here about 1747 and soon built a four-room house. Descendants added the three story center section by 1849. Harvey S. Ladew bought the house and property known as Pleasant Valley Farm from a Scarff descendant in 1929. Ladew added wings and a portico, greatly enlarging the house. He designed and planted magnificent topiary gardens that are now known world wide, and collected rare plant material with which to furnish his imaginative series of garden rooms.
Historical Period19th Century, 18th Century, 17th Century
Historical PlaceNational Register of Historic Places, Home
Marker TypeHistoric Home
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMaryland Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:39pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 369883 N 4382204
Decimal Degrees39.57968333, -76.51505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.781', W 76° 30.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 46.8600" N, 76° 30' 54.1800" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3516 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton MD 21111, US
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