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Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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Day out to explore

This Botanical Garden is perfect for young or small children. It can be actually a nice place to go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elena R
via mobile
Beautiful gardens

This is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll or to sit with a book. Surrounded by an amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Botanical Garden is perfect for young or small children. It can be actually a nice place to go for quiet one on one time as well. The garden is completely free and the information desk works are very nice and helpful.

Thank Elena R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll or to sit with a book. Surrounded by an amazing array of flowers and vegetation this is an ideal place to relax. Watch bees fly flower to flower, butterflies and an occasional chipmunk or squirrel.... There...More

Thank Stellarader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful Botanical Gardens. A little out of the way, but well worth the effort. A lovely way to spend an hour or even a few more. Very relaxing, and there's usually more than enough parking. Plenty of trails and parks around it, making...More

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere to take grandchildren of 7 and 4 on a rainy day, we decided on the "Wings of Fancy" living exhibition at Brookside. Good choice! The children were enchanted, especially the older one who'd asked for perfume on her to get butterflies to...More

Thank Lightning_Slim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is an exciting park and wonderful place to go and just hangout. You wont be disappointed in the atmosphere of this hidden gem in wheaton. It literally feels like you are in another part of the county. Enjoy and have fun.

Thank wad919
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Every year Brookside Gardens brings the world of butterflies to us. Species from around the world. Magnificent colors. All sizes, shapes and patterns. This is a wonderful place to capture photos whether you use your phone or a camera. There is a charge to visit...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We have been going here once a year for the last decade, and the place just keeps improving. Today we were blown away with the elegant plantings of colorful summer plants, really competing with the quality of a Longwood Gardens. Such care and attention has...More

Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Took the kids to see the butterfly exhibit. Fun things to buy in the gift shop for the kids like the butterfly wings. The exhibit is entertaining and educational. It can get very warm inside the exhibit so take some water. The gardens are peaceful...More

Thank chefpeppy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Brookside Garden is located in Wheaton, Montgomery county, Maryland. It is classified itself as a living museum that features learning programs year round. Visitors can also enjoy the various sizes and kinds of gardens from flowers to green forest garden. There are paths throughout the...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful park to walk and see the amazing varieties of flowers. Nice pond of water and fish to look at. Places to have wedding celebrations and parties. They have a huge playground which is new and suitable for young and old. Nice picnic area to...More

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12 May 2017|
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Response from Daphne G | Reviewed this property |
No. Under their About/Garden Etiquette list they prohibit food, drink, picnics among other things (no pets other than service animals, etc). They suggest you go to Wheaton Park for any picnic or BBQ outing. They do rent out... More
Gerald W
5 April 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!
15 June 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.

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