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Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Need Information? Call 301-962-1400.
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Gardens: sunrise - sunset.
Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conservatory Spring Display
Saturday, January 16- Sunday, April 10

Yellow Orchid


WeatherAlert WEATHER ALERT: In the event of inclement weather, please check or call 301-495-2595 for updates on closures, cancellations, and delays and other weather-related updates from Montgomery Parks.

Parking Update: The Brookside Gardens Visitors Center parking lot will be open on weekends. The lot will be closed during the daytime on week days. This will allow construction to continue unimpeded during the day. During the day visitors should continue to park in the conservatory parking lot until further notice. Please click here for parking alternatives and more information on the Garden Gateway project. 

Green Crafters Wanted!

Apply today to become a vendor in our Earth Day Festival Green Craft Fair on April 24, 2016 .

Xperience Spring and Summer Program Guide is here!

Dig into gardening! Check out our horticultural programs and events for all levels of experience and interest. Look for Xperience Spring & Summer 2016 in your mailbox about February 1. Registration for spring and summer programs begins February 16, 2016 for Montgomery County residents and Feb. 17 for all.

Active Montgomery- have you created your account yet?

You can now register for programs, reserve spaces, and renew memberships offered by Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation in one place! Visit today to setup an account and register for programs!

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Spring and Summer Xperience

Garden Renovations: A Garden Gateway

Brookside Gardens is experiencing a wonderful makeover in 2015 as we continue construction on Phase I and II of our Master Plan. Though the construction will focus on a limited section of the Gardens, the changes will be transformative. Click here to learn more!  

About Brookside Gardens

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.

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.


Give to the GardensYour 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

Brookside Gardens Visitors CenterWeddings, private receptions and corporate retreats are welcome.
Call 301-962-1404 for details.

Registration Online

Sign-up for activities, classes and events at Brookside Gardens 24 hours, 7 days a week through ActiveMONTGOMERY System.

Montgomery Parks Welcomes People of All Abilities

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2477 (Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or to request a disability modification. Visit for more information.

Banner photo credits: Gary Cahn, Adam Fagen, Jingyi Liu

Date of last update: February 4, 2016