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Brookside Gardens

Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: 301/962-1400
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Wheaton
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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WashingtonDC
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13 reviews 13 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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1,854 reviews 1,854 reviews
988 attraction reviews
950 helpful votes 950 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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601 reviews 601 reviews
295 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Frederick, MD
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28 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

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... More 

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Maine
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

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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