Brookside Gardens Horticulture Library
The Mission of the Horticultural Reference Library at Brookside Gardens is to be a resource for Brookside Gardens & Montgomery County Parks staff, the citizens of Montgomery County, and any other individual interested in learning about the science and art of Horticulture. Adopted 1997.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Other weekday hours are available by appointment. The library is also open weekends during Maryland Master Gardener Plant Clinic Hours*. Please feel free to contact library staff and volunteers at 301.962.1476.
New weekday Plant Clinics added! Master Gardeners are now available to answer your plant and garden related questions Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. beginning April and running through October 2013.
Weekend plant clinics are offered year round. Stop by the library Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (year-round).
The Library houses a collection of approximately 5,000 volumes on plants and gardening for adults and children. It is a reference collection; therefore books are not lent to the public.
The Library also subscribes to approximately 40 periodicals and receives newsletters from local plant societies and garden clubs. A file of nursery catalogs for seeds, plants, and gardening supplies is updated regularly.
Brookside Gardens is a member of The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) is the leading professional organization in the field of botanical and horticultural information services.
The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) believes in the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations.
Therefore, CBHL provides an organizational framework and an active forum for institutions and individuals concerned with fostering the advancement of botanical and horticultural information and information services.