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Gracious and Glorious Garden
Sep 29, 2014 by: jeffl499 from Alexandria, VA
A wonderful place to relax as your stroll through trees, flowers and bushes that will embrace you fully in this natural retreat. Brookside is glorious with its variety of colors and shapes while it is gracious in its winding paths that guide you through a full array of gardens. While the spring is the most obvious season to visit, the fall still has a bouquet of colors as well as considerable wildlife on display.The Conservatory with its tropical garden is a year-round treat. Construction has shut down the butterfly area until the spring. The parking lot overflows on weekends so you have to park on the road and walk to the entrance.
Sep 13, 2014 by: TrueFeedback1 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is the hidden gem in Wheaton. I visited in the spring, and it was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, you cannot bring your dogs (my children) to this section of the park, but it's still a great place.
A Garden for All Seasons
Sep 01, 2014 by: MagicalTravels from Maryland
I have visited Brookside Gardens many times. I find it especially lovely in the spring when everything is blooming and in the fall when the leaves are turning colors. I also enjoy seeing the geese, ducks, squirrels, chipmunks, and turtles. Did I mention that it's free?
Beautiful and Family Friendly
Aug 25, 2014 by: mothergirl from Maryland
One of our favorite places to visit as a family. We have been going back again and again. The tropical garden in the conservatory is beautiful all year long and a perfect place to see plants and flowers from different parts of the world. They keep the place very well. Everything is well labelled so you get to know the names of the plants. The out door flower garden is filled with blooming flowers from Spring through Fall. The Japanese Gazebo is a nice place to take a rest and watch the turtles in the big pond. The children play and learn area near the auditorium building is fantastic. They do put on the Wings Of Fantasy Butterfly Show although they did not have it this summer. This garden is also a good place to take a good walk while enjoying plants and flowers.
A visual treat!
Jun 08, 2014 by: sle79 from Silver Spring, Maryland
Lots of room to relax on blankets. Well maintained colorful place that wows me every year. The butterfly exhibit should not be missed. Live butterfly's lilt around you indoors during the summer months. Great place for all ages.
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