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Art Exhibits at Brookside Gardens

Art is part of our Mission

Brookside Gardens supports and promotes all the arts with show opportunities and by working with individual artists, groups of artists, and public sector agencies including the Montgomery County Arts Council and the Public Arts Trust.

Art and Photography Exhibits in the Visitors Center

Open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm. Closed selected holidays.

The Brookside Gardens Visitor Center at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902, includes four gallery areas: the atrium, lobby, education hall, and library. Exhibits of 8 to 60 works run all year long in all areas for both individuals and groups of artists and feature paintings, photographs, fabric arts, and any other hangable art, with a theme of plants. These shows are visited by up to 30,000 visitors per month. Sales are conducted by the Visitor Center Gift Shop. Artists have included everything from the second grade of Glenallan Elementary School to the world famous aubusson tapestry artist, Dirk Holgar.

Brookside Gardens Art Exhibit Calendar is fully booked through 2016. Applications for 2017 will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2014 Questions? Contact

Art Exhibit Application and Exhibition Guidelines

Visitors Center Art Exhibit Calendar


Please NOTE- Exhibit Canceled: We regret that Mr. McNeill's exhibit scheduled for Feb. 10- April 6 was removed due to the HVAC renovation project in the Visitors Center.
February 10 - April 6
Daniel B. McNeill - Photography

April 24- May 18 Tentative (Will be installed when VC HVAC project is completed)
Daniel B. McNeill - Photography

May 19- June 27

Washington Metropolitan Artists’ Society, Mixed Media Paintings

June 28- August 8, 2014
Botanica 2014: The Art & Science of Plants
Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration and Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region
Drawings and Paintings

August 9- September 21, 2014
Baltimore Watercolor Society- Watercolor Paintings