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Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: 301/962-1400
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Butterfly photo shoot

It is hot and humid, but you won't find a better place to take photos of many types of butterflies. The butterflies can land on you or on the ground near your feet, so you have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Olney, Maryland
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Garden Walk. I felt that it is just a pleasant walk. I would much rather just go hiking. This was just not for me. There are others that love it. To each his own. NO DOGS

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is hot and humid, but you won't find a better place to take photos of many types of butterflies. The butterflies can land on you or on the ground near your feet, so you have to make sure the little ones to accidentally squash them. The place isn't too big- maybe fit 20 people with room to walk around.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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75 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

No where can compare to the live butterflies fluttering around you as you go through the greenhouse. Every two weeks different butterflies. Simply gorgeous. This is open to the early fall. All ages. Bring your cameras!!

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Philadelphia, PA
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121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went with an 18 month old active child so we did not see more than about 25% of the garden. What we did see was impressive. It is very nicely laid out. There are a number of separately themed garden spaces. There are some interesting fountains and nicely laid out walking paths. We plan to return. GPS guidance was... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Fun hike there is a place to hike around a lake you get to see butterflies in one of their two conservatives. And they have a bunch of cool flowers and so funn takes about an hour

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Highland, Maryland
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Brookside is an amazing place with a great deal of bio-diversity and it is all free! Fantastic roses, tulips azaleas and trees of every kind imaginable. It is our favorite area park and has the additional virtue of being connected to Wheaton regional park with its carousel, playground and huge playground area. We typically come multiple times each year to... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went on the last Saturday in May and the roses you could smell even before you saw them! I don't know how many were in bloom but just awesome! There is no charge for the gardens and just know that one of the parking lots is being redone so go early so you can park in the other lot.... More 

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Silver Spring
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This park and conservatory has to be on the "must do" list for anyone living in or visiting Silver Spring or Olney area of MD! It's a beautifully manicured and serene formal garden with lots of paths to walk and fountains to enjoy. The Butterfly House is a joy to visit, there's a carousel for the kids to enjoy in... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I frequently visit Brookside to get away from the busyness of this area and be at peace and think. The beauty of the gardens is breathtaking and allows a real appreciation of nature. I take it all in. When my kids were small we frequented the weekend activities and botanical garden which are great for small kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very beautiful gardens with a huge variety of plants. There are several walking paths to take you thru various garden ecosystems. Primarily native plants but with a greenhouse to show some interesting botanical plants. Cost is free but donations discretely requested by a donation box in the visitor center.

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Additional Information about Brookside Gardens

Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: 301/962-1400
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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