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Nov 26, 2013 by: rosemay57 from Silver Spring, Maryland
A lovely 50 acre garden, you can enjoy any time of the year. There are two conservatories (greenhouses) to enjoy during the winter and beautiful light displays during the holidays. The gardens and conservatories may be rented for weddings and other private events. Within walking distance is the Brookside Nature Center. It is geared toward children and very hands on. There is no admission fee to the Garden. However; yearly special events, such as the live Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibits and holiday light display do have fees.
An oasis in suburbia
Nov 25, 2013 by: over70_8 from Silver Spring, Maryland
These extensive gardens, maintained by Montgomery County, offer a peaceful place to stroll and "ooh and aah" over the flowers, trees, shrubs and extensive lawns at any time of the year. The greenhouses are especially pretty during cold months, especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Christmas brings a spectacular lighting display to the whole property (and also the only time admission is charged.) Gardens both formal and informal give flower enthusiasts a chance to see what can be grown in the local region but provide a riot of color at any time during the outdoor flowering season. Especially notable are rhododendrons and azaleas, a large rose garden, and several large specimen trees. Children will enjoy the resident Canada geese (watch your step!), turtles and several kinds of water birds, as well as the carousel and miniature train in the adjacent Wheaton Regional Park. The park is visited regularly by people of all ages who walk or jog on its paths and enjoy the peace and beauty of the place.
Nov 04, 2013 by: tikidream from bethesda, md
The grounds are stunning when everything is in bloom. Nice children's programs as well as the winter lights. Go!
Nice palce to relax
Oct 15, 2013 by: saveroom4dessert from Highland Lakes, NJ
Very relaxing and tranquil. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. We viited in the fall and noticed the rose gardens. It was the end of the season and the roses were nice, so i can only imagine what they would be like in the peak of the summer. Visit the Garders you will not be disappointed
Brookside Garden: A small bit of peace in Maryland
Oct 12, 2013 by: mariocat from Maryland, USA
Brookside Gardens is a lovely place to spend many hours walking among the plants, trees and flowers. The gardens are clearly marked so you can know what you are looking at as you go from plant to plant. I liked that. During the summer months, there's a butterfly exhibit for an additional charge. The staff are enthusiastic about their charges. The butterflies will light on you and rest. There's nothing that feels quite like that. They are so delicate. There's a gift shop specifically set up for the butterfly exhibit and another one in the main building. They both are stocked with extraordinary items that you don't find at other museums. I've made many purchases over the years. Parking is more than adequate. There's a lake that incorporates a memorial to those killed by the 2 gunmen who terrorized DC and MD recently. It's tasteful and appropriate to the horror. The lake walk is my favorite.
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