Address
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Hours
Gardens open daily sunrise to sunset.
Visitors Center open 9am to 5pm daily, except Commission holidays.
Conservatory open 10am to 5pm daily, except December 25.
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Stephanie Oberle, Assistant Director
phone: 301-962-1411

Description

Brookside Gardens is a horticultural display garden whose mission is to foster an appreciation for the art of gardening and science of horticulture through plant collections, horticultural displays, learning opportunities and events. We are a community resource for a diverse population who come to relax, learn, exercise, and enjoy the beauty of the gardens as a respite from the surrounding urban environment.

History

Brookside Gardens opened to the public in 1969, with a Conservatory and a small portion of the total 50 acres developed as gardens. Since that time, more gardens have been created and refined to showcase new and unusual plants suitable to the region. In 1997, the Visitors Center opened to increase class room and meeting space, expand the horticultural library, and add a gift shop.

Governance

Brookside Gardens is owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • Xperience, a guide to programs and events at Brookside Gardens
  • Annual Report

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible