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Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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Beautiful flowers and butterflies at Brookside

There is a 1 mile paved path around Brookside Gardens in the Wheaton Regional Park. Therefore, it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
a different flower or plant is highlighted each time I visit

plenty of parking during the week, woods trails, a large pond, a small lake, butterfly garden, ever... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin B
Olney, Maryland
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1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a 1 mile paved path around Brookside Gardens in the Wheaton Regional Park. Therefore, it is imminently walkable. There are lakes, rose gardens, other flower gardens, an indoor botanical garden, and a butterfly house.

Thank zevb
Reviewed 3 days ago

plenty of parking during the week, woods trails, a large pond, a small lake, butterfly garden, ever changing exhibits and a children's exhibit, deer, turtles, birds of all types....Brookside Gardens really has something for everyone and is free. Located between Wheaton and Kemp Mill in...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

slow stroll in a great setting, part of the Wheaton Regional Park. Year round special programs, like the butterfly show, water lights, etc. Or just great to find a pot to relax.

Thank videoval
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit, great way to spend an afternoon with friends or family, or even by yourself. Free admission. Plants, flowers, wildlife. Educational experiences, sometimes even plant sales and butterfly exhibits.

Thank Dingus D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to Brookside in summer and also in early spring. Each visit displayed beauty of the seasonal plants. There are several miles of walking trails and plenty of benches to take a break to savor the scenery.

Thank waclarone
Reviewed 17 May 2017

visited the gardens in early spring. fabulous bulbs, flowers all in bloom. well kept park, hidden gem!

Thank Tennislefty
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Theses gardens located in Wheaton are well maintained, there two artificial lakes (one with turtles and the other I see people fishing). There is a horse riding area and a nature center and trails. This park is for all seasons because there are conservatory and...More

Thank mariejosebonhomme
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This park is rich in outdoor activities. From hiking to see beautiful butterflies. This is my favorite park to come for a hiking on a Sunday morning since is close to my home. I highly recommend it if you want to relax and get into...More

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Brookside Gardens to attend a wedding. The grounds were very nice and there were a lot of Spring flowers in bloom. The room where the wedding was held was nice and overlooked the grounds. The cocktail hour was held on the patio...More

Thank Ohiotravelers2014
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Brookside Gardens is fantastic. The atmosphere is great and the flowers are spectacular. Great place to visit and spend 1-2 hours.

Thank David C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we bring and use barbecue equipment at the pucinic area of the park? Anren Hu
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
It's April the 4th - are the tulips blooming?
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!
Will there be a lot of butterflies to see in late June in your butterfly exhibit, or does it vary from week to week?
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.