1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Gardens: sunrise - sunset
Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission to the gardens is free.
Note: Pets are not allowed in Brookside Gardens. Service animals are welcome. For more details on our rules and regulations, please see the Garden Etiquette section of our web site.
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks will present the Brookside Gardens Greenhouse Facility Plan to the Montgomery County Planning Board on June 13, 2013. Members of the public are welcome to testify at the hearing or submit comments about the proposed plan in advance. The facility plan proposes to install a new greenhouse within the propagation and maintenance area at Brookside Gardens. Plants will be grown in the greenhouse for use throughout Brookside’s display gardens and conservatory. The plan was presented to the community in a public meeting on April 24, 2013.
For additional information about the project, please visit ParkProjects.org and click Brookside Gardens Greenhouse under Public Input.
To sign up to testify at the Planning Board Hearing, visit http://www.montgomeryapps.org/planning_board/testify.asp.
Spring and Summer Camps
Registration is now open at ParkPASS.org. Some of our popular camps fill quickly, don't miss out!!
Xperience Spring & Summer Program Guide is Here!
View Xperience online and register for spring and summer programs today.
Please note: Brookside Gardens' vehicle entrances feature deer exclusion grates, which also preclude pedestrians from crossing. All pedestrians should plan to enter the Gardens through the pedestrian entrances. The Visitors Center pedestrian entrance is located on Glenallan Avenue to the left of the vehicle entrance as you enter. The Conservatory pedestrian entrance is located to the right of the vehicle entrance as you enter. Please do not attempt to cross the deer exclusion grates on foot, as this could result in injury.
Your contribution to the Montgomery County Parks Foundation on behalf of Brookside Gardens will keep the Gardens moving forward to become an even stronger resource for our community and help ensure hours of pleasure for future Brookside Gardens Visitors. We hope you will consider making a gift to the Montgomery County Parks Foundation today.
Brookside Gardens Visitors Center
Weddings, private receptions and corporate retreats are welcome.
Call 301-962-1404 for details.
Sign-up for activities, classes and events at Brookside Gardens 24 hours, 7 days a week through ParkPASS System.
Banner photo credits: Gary Cahn, Adam Fagen, Jingyi Liu
Date of last update: March 5, 2012