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Beautiful and Family Friendly
Aug 25, 2014 by: mothergirl from Maryland
One of our favorite places to visit as a family. We have been going back again and again. The tropical garden in the conservatory is beautiful all year long and a perfect place to see plants and flowers from different parts of the world. They keep the place very well. Everything is well labelled so you get to know the names of the plants. The out door flower garden is filled with blooming flowers from Spring through Fall. The Japanese Gazebo is a nice place to take a rest and watch the turtles in the big pond. The children play and learn area near the auditorium building is fantastic. They do put on the Wings Of Fantasy Butterfly Show although they did not have it this summer. This garden is also a good place to take a good walk while enjoying plants and flowers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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