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Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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One of my favorite places in the world

Brookside Gardens is lovely and peaceful and it looks different every time I visit, which is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful gardens and walking paths!

You can visit this garden in all seasons. It is a restful oasis among in an urban setting. Don't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369
+1 301-962-1400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Brookside Gardens is lovely and peaceful and it looks different every time I visit, which is frequently. It's a beautiful place to walk alone or with friends, or to bring children. There are many different walking paths, small lakes, flowers and flowering trees, fountains and...More

Thank seiumom
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can visit this garden in all seasons. It is a restful oasis among in an urban setting. Don't miss their christmas lights display or their butterfly exhibit. We go often!

Thank murphDc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Garden of Lights this year for the first time in a long time... still so beautiful! I love being able to walk through the lights. The Nature Center also has live music, hot chocolate and snack as well as an open...More

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brookside garden is a great place for a first or last date... it's a place to get to know that new special person in your life. The scenery is amazing and the flowers are great conversation starters. the gazebo is romantic and the labyrinth is...More

Thank AmazonSambia
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We came here to see the gardens decorated for Christmas - WOW! The lights are amazing! We were able to get a $20 groupon (for the car), and what a deal it was! We came during the week and it wasn't crowded at all. The...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We went for the Christmas lights. The walk through was nice because we had a large group so we were able to be together instead of split up in vehicles. Just a tip if you've never been, be prepared to wait on the parking. It's...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been there multiple times. the butterfly gardens are gorgeous, and the gardens are immense. there's a stream on the property, but its not super pretty looking. but the pond is where is like to go, just to sit down and watch the ducks,...More

Thank caleb h
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went there primarily to see butterflies and they were pretty. Lots of flowers and plants and the outdoor gardens are lovely to walk through.

Thank SloopJohnB99
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We love taken walks in the gardens but also sometimes I walk there with a friend for exercise it’s just a green haven in this busy dirty world It’s awesome beautiful place to experience the changing of seasons to breathe some fresh clean air and...More

Thank Hannalee A
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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
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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.