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Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Avenue

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission to the gardens is free.

Note: Pets are not allowed in Brookside Gardens. Service animals are welcome.


Aaron Priest

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Great garden. Not huge (much smaller than National Arboretum, for example). One of the best rose collections I've seen around DC. Some trees I don't remember seeing at the National Arboretum. Only 5-10 camellias (I like camellias). Apparently a lot of people use the grounds for weddings. Nice, mild walking trail (no steep hills). I recommend a visit.

Elisa Ferrante

Saturday, May 5, 2018
What an awesome place! Really great garden, amazing space even in the winter, excellent spot for pleasant walks. Cannot wait to visit again. Went back a year later for the Wings of Fancy exhibit and I have to say that they done very impressive job with it. They have volunteers working that can explain butterfly life cycles and a really incredible variety of butterflies.

Alexa Maribel

Friday, July 13, 2018
We love the Christmas lights and also have had two birthday parties there. Two tea parties the girls love it and its was fun. the second party they go to keep the cut and saucer, I guess that's why the increased the price by $30.

Bella Desai

Monday, May 28, 2018
Come here whenever you can! All year around. We bring all our out of town guests here. We come every Christmas because the lights and the detail are amazing! They have zoo animals in lights, rainbows, nature items, the works. To top it off they have a wonderful indoor train display so your kids (or kid at heart) can defrost from the cold.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This place has some really good things and some things to improve. The positives include space, scenery with flowers trees landscaping, conservatory, and more. The big negative is the abundant amount of entrails that are on the path. 50 percent of time I come on a Sunday and I have to constantly watch my step. I would prefer no entrails even if it meant no animals.

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