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Brookside Gardens

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Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
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+1 301-962-1400
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Wonderful garden and greenhouse

Made our annual visit to Brookside for the holiday light show they organize. The construction projects seem finished and parking places were still plentiful (but fill up very very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kensington, Maryland
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Kensington, Maryland
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made our annual visit to Brookside for the holiday light show they organize. The construction projects seem finished and parking places were still plentiful (but fill up very very quickly for the light display). The greenhouse had a wonderful model train display.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds at Brookside Gardens are impeccable maintained. There is a perfect walking path that is one mile (l think) around a loop that is very scenic. Easy parking...benches to rest if so inclined...recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

With my freind and her two teenagers. We scrapped and idea to go to Longwood Gardens in PA this year to save the hotel cost and we're looking for a close alternative. Brookside was easy to get to, have a really nice light display and is very family friendly no matter the age. The fee is for vehicle not number... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Even though it's close to home, always feel I've been somewhere else when a I get back from the Garden! I do avoid it in high season- early spring-when you can tell by people parking on the street that it's packed. Beautiful flowers, lots of Gardens within the Gardens w plenty of places to sit-shade no shade you call. Great... More 

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Thank RoaminInItaly
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Brookside Garden is a beautiful park with lots of gardens, walking trails, reflection pool, fountains, art and wildlife. The Japanese garden area with a covered, open tea house is very colorful in the fall. You will find herons, frogs and Canada geese in and around the lake. There is no entrance fee! If you get a chance, stop by in... More 

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Florida
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We all need to get away and relax. With work we cant always leave town. pend 1/2 a day here to rejuvenate

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Choose any day of the week to visit this lovely, peaceful, and beautiful oasis in the middle of a busy metropolitan area. You would never know it is there, unless you have done your research. It is well hidden within a quiet residential neighborhood. Upon arrival, parking is usually plentiful, especially on week days, and week-ends, if there is not... More 

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Thank A M
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I absolutely love Japanese gardens. I have travelled all over visiting them and I had no idea this one existed right in my own back yard.Our guide was awesome and made sure we took in all of the garden's beauty! We learned quite a bit! I didn't get to sit out around the grounds as I wanted enjoy because of... More 

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Wheaton, Maryland
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Have been a couple of times & always nice for a stroll. Bring a stroller for the little ones, cuz they'll get tired if you venture in very far. Sometimes hard to take good pics by the fountain in the first box garden by the entrance, but there are other lovely spots to pose.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely spot to spend a few hours in this metropolitan area. Impressed by the volunteer staff, just outstanding. And a parking lot with lots of empty spaces. Even room for school buses!

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