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Calendar of Events

NOTES: For a complete listing of our educational programs, plant shows, and sales, refer to the Xperience Guide to Programs and Events.
To view our educational programs in a calendar format, visit

"Garden of Lights" Cancelled for 2014
Although ongoing construction will make huge improvements to Brookside Gardens’ entrance and parking areas, our parking areas will not be ready or safe for visitor use in time for the Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens to go on. We know how much our visitors love this event, so we hope you’ll be even more excited to come back in 2015 to see our transformation and enjoy the show. Although the light show is cancelled, there is still plenty to see and do in Montgomery Parks, including the Conservatory Winter Display and Garden Railway Exhibit. Visit for information on construction and other event ideas.

Here is what you need to know to plan your visit:

Saturday Morning Story Time
Saturday December 13
Ages 3-6; No registration required- Just drop in!
10:00am FREE ; Visitors Center Children's Classroom

Conservatory Winter Display & Garden Railway Exhibit
Friday, November 28 through Sunday, January 11, 2015
10:00am–5:00pm daily;
FREE; Brookside Gardens Conservatory

Green Matters Symposium: Protecting Our Pollinators
Friday, February 27, 2015
8:30am- 4:00pm
Course # 306499 
Fee: $89 before January 16th, $99 after January 16
Register online at or call 301-962-1451

Conservatory Spring Display
Saturday, January 24 – Sunday, April 12
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Free; Brookside Gardens Conservatories

Conservatory Summer Display
Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, September 27
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Free; Brookside Gardens North Conservatory

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit
Wednesday, July 1- Sunday, November 1, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Fee: $6 adults; $4 ages 3 – 12
Brookside Gardens South Conservatory

We have made the difficult decision to cancel a number of larger events in 2015, including:

Earth Day Festival
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Native Plant Sale
Spring Lecture Series
Summer Twilight Concert Series
Many plant shows and sales
Garden of Lights (2014)