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Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: 301/962-1400
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely place

I visited this beautiful public garden a few days ago. It is very family friendly with wonderful trails and gardens. There is also an indoor garden with exotic plants. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
NYJean
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Hamburg, NY
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Hamburg, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I visited this beautiful public garden a few days ago. It is very family friendly with wonderful trails and gardens. There is also an indoor garden with exotic plants. This is a great place to spend an afternoon.

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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Right now all the trees are in full bloom. Magnolias, cherry trees, apricot trees, Dogwood and more. The whole garden is in full bloom. I love to come here to see all the different seasons and how the garden look. I have also been here for a school filed trip about butterflies. Excellent tour guide that got the kids engaged... More 

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Laurel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A beautiful park I have been enjoying for years. However, the parking has not kept up with demand. We were fooled because EVERYONE was parked on the shoulder. We got a parking ticket. Very rude when they have police all around, who are making NO effort to direct traffic. No sign prohibited the roadside parking! Not a very nice way... More 

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WashingtonDC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a great spot to enjoy the garden setting at any time of the year since the flowers and foliage are always changing. Great place to go to relax and read a book or take a lunch box.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,057 reviews 2,057 reviews
1,116 attraction reviews
1,086 helpful votes 1,086 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Since we were in Wheaton for the first time we decided to check the gardens. It was a pleasant surprise, I didn't expect anything so nice and natural. The gardens are really nice and it's a great place to take a walk and relax. we also could check the first fall colors this season.

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Alexandria, VA
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371 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A wonderful place to relax as your stroll through trees, flowers and bushes that will embrace you fully in this natural retreat. Brookside is glorious with its variety of colors and shapes while it is gracious in its winding paths that guide you through a full array of gardens. While the spring is the most obvious season to visit, the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is the hidden gem in Wheaton. I visited in the spring, and it was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, you cannot bring your dogs (my children) to this section of the park, but it's still a great place.

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Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have visited Brookside Gardens many times. I find it especially lovely in the spring when everything is blooming and in the fall when the leaves are turning colors. I also enjoy seeing the geese, ducks, squirrels, chipmunks, and turtles. Did I mention that it's free?

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Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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.

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