Visiting Brookside Gardens
Located just north of Washington, D.C. in Wheaton, Maryland, Brookside Gardens is operated by the Maryland Parks and Planning Commission and originally covered 25 acres when it opened to the public in 1969. Today, Brookside Gardens includes 54 acres of public display gardens, two conservatories opened year-round, a Horticultural Library, a visitor’s center and a memorial to the victims of the sniper shootings in Montgomery County in 2002.
Special Features of Brookside Gardens
- Azalea Garden, with more than 2,000 plants representing 300 varieties.
- Rose Garden, featuring a formal design of reflecting pools and approximately 100 varieties of roses, interplanted with perennials and ornamental grasses.
- Formal Garden areas such as the Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace and Fragrance Garden.
- A Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Aquatic Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and Woodland Walk.
- Seasonally changing displays in the conservatories.
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902