Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Avenue

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.


Jess Berndt

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

Excellent gardens with lots of flowers, shade trees and a unique live butterfly exhibit. A great exhibit for the kids, the butterflies will land on you if you stand around for a while. Good photo opportunities in that the butterflies don't move that fast and they are colorful. The walk through the park is very pretty with many exotic plants and flowers.

Benjamin Nash

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

Beats going to any other botanical gardens. Lovely walking paths, different Trees and plants. Clean and well cared for. Perfect place for a wedding! Unless you live in PA there's one botanical garden out there that can compete, other than that best option.

Gedalia Walls

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Garden of lights is really well done. It's $25 per car of people, so fill up your car and split the cost. There are several different areas to see with animals, gazebos, rainbow, giant caterpillar, and a sea serpent. There's also an electric train display in the green house. The regular gardens are also a pleasure to see in the day time. Tulips will be up soon so check the website.


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Phenomenal county owned garden! Free to enter. Hard to say when my favorite time to visit is-- fall with the leaves changing? Spring with the bulbs coming up? Summer with the roses in bloom? Really, an awesome place. Great place to go for a walk, to see gorgeous plants and flowers, and there is always something there for little kids to do.

Natalie J

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

What a gem! Have not been here since they renovated. More parking, upgraded all through. Just saw the light festival and they are the best in the area..worth every penny! Just splendid!