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Trip Advisor A visual treat!
Jun 08, 2014 by: sle79 from Silver Spring, Maryland
Lots of room to relax on blankets. Well maintained colorful place that wows me every year. The butterfly exhibit should not be missed. Live butterfly's lilt around you indoors during the summer months. Great place for all ages.



Trip Advisor Lovely place
May 28, 2014 by: mjpileggi from Frederick, MD
Bookside Gardens is a lovely place to visit. My favorite is the butterfly garden, which is a small enclosed area. There's quite a variety. Be sure to bring bottled water if you visit on a hot day. It's humid inside. Got some great photos of the butterflies. The grounds are beautiful and it's nice to walk around. Planning to return here soon.



Trip Advisor Picnic Perfect
May 05, 2014 by: JustMeBernie from Bowie, Maryland
Lots of walking trails, lots to see, do and hear. Visit the nature center and all of the different flower gardens. The rose and tulip gardens are my favorites; lots of aromatics and colors. There is a bit of construction currently going on, so parking was a bit hectic...long wait to get into the parking lot because one of the lots is closed temporarily. Park on the side streets and save yourself the trouble of waiting in line. The scenery is beautiful. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water! Plenty for the kids to do, see and learn.



Trip Advisor A Beautiful Place
Apr 24, 2014 by: Rowena H from Maine
It was so wonderful to see the greenery, cherry trees, and colorful tulips. Every few years it gets renovated to add more gardens or pathways or upgrade the visitor center. It's a great place to stroll and relax. The conservatory, filled with tropical plants and flowers, is also fun to see. We took loads of photos.



Trip Advisor I want to come back in warmer weather!
Apr 15, 2014 by: annecolorgreen from Indiana
I've heard so much about this place and decided to stop in during a trip to DC. It was a delight! I only had time to go through the conservancy area but could imagine how wonderful it must be--the grounds are much larger than I expected. The only downside: parking is limited.


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