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Brookside Gardens

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Address: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: +1 301-962-1400
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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 2 days ago NEW 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I happened on the butterfly exhibit and was very pleased to be in their company. As soon as you enter the space, you are consumed with their calm, their beauty, and their notice of you! I will go back before it leaves.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The gardens here are open to the public free of charge. They are very very pretty and well maintained. The paths are paved and the walking is easy. We really enjoyed our time here. We saw turtles, chipmunks, geese and a variety of birds and butterflies. The grounds are just beautiful. They had a butterfly exhibit for a small fee... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Brookside Gardens is a beautiful, immaculately maintained, formal garden run by Montgomery County. It features a Japanese pagoda, rock garden, labyrinth, and many trails, in addition to the greenhouse, planted raised beds and terraces, and abundant, varied trees and plants. It's a fabulous place to go for a picnic, long or short walk, or afternoon with children. Many special programs... More 

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