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Brookside Gardens

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Spent several days here this month, a few entertaining a three year old. It is a beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Very calm.into nature it is extremely relaxing.since of calm.liaten very careful you can hear birds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wheaton, Maryland
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1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent several days here this month, a few entertaining a three year old. It is a beautiful and magical place. The gardens are stunning, both beautiful and peaceful. Good t take in slowly. The three year old also loved the butterfly house. It was not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very calm.into nature it is extremely relaxing.since of calm.liaten very careful you can hear birds cherpin.last week I saw a blue jay.wow

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 930marquesp
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Brookside Gardens is truly a magical place! I have been coming with my own kids for many years. Every season is superb. The gardens are breathtaking and the venues that are offered are worth signing up for. Oh, how I love the peacefulness at Brookside...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Had the weather been warmer, I would have walked to this attraction from where the Carousel, Miniature Trains, Picnic Areas, and Pavillion are located. I did this during my first visit of the Wheaton Regional Park during my first visit. A short drive to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed February 4, 2019

what a beautiful place - huge- but tucked away. The gardens, conservatory and nature center are great for anyone - families or solo. Lots to do, great paths, nature center with interactive exhibits and seminars, the lights at Christmas time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

These gardens are just beautiful. The Christmas lighting show is a must-see during the winter season.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ProfessorJS21
Reviewed October 17, 2018

A wonderful and beautiful place to see native plants growing. There is a building where they hold classes and an arboretum to view plants like orchids and other plants that are house plants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect activity todo when the weather is nice. You can take a nice stroll around the gardens, see the trees and flowers and even the turtles in the lake. They also have a tropical indoor garden and several lakes and ponds. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank claudiast
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

These gardens are well maintained and provide a wonderful area for a nature walk. In the Spring, many of the trees/bushes are in bloom, and the garden is bursting with color

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank james0681
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice layout and worth it just to get one of those "girl in the Black-Eyed Susans" photos. This garden also connects to the trails in the adjacent nature center.

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 11, 2017|
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Response from bobb420ret | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but there is a park next to the gardens that you can use for a picnic.
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April 4, 2017|
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Response from RoaminInItaly | Reviewed this property |
Hi-yes some are in bloom but word from the Gardner in charge of the tulips is peak bloom will be between Easter and Mother's Day. Hope you're here to Enjoy!
June 14, 2016|
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Response from esopus35 | Reviewed this property |
Butterflies are enclosed in a greenhouse so there are hundreds. There are also butterflies in the gardens but not so many.