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Brookside GardensWings of Fancy

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.

Wings of Fancy

New! Cocktail Garden

Cocktail GardenGrown up drinks made from fresh ingredients in the garden are all the rage, and some of the combinations may be surprising.

Visit the Cocktail Garden (designed by gardener Kelley Heim), located in the Trial Garden, to see the plants used in these botanical cocktail recipes. There are countless possibilities for fresh and unusual blends.




Photography Permit Policy effective March 1, 2016

Effective March 1, 2016 there is a fee for all photography permits. 1-9 people $45.00, 10-25 people $350.00
Photography/ Filmography information and application

What's in Bloom

What's in bloom will be updated weekly throughout the spring.

Xperience Spring and Summer Program Guide is here!

Spring and Summer Xperience

Dig into gardening! Check out our horticultural programs and events for all levels of experience and interest. Look through Xperience Spring & Summer 2016 to find educational and fun opportunities throughout the spring and summer.

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!

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