Brookside Gardens

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The Brookside Gardens (50 acres (20 ha)) are public gardens located within Wheaton Regional Park, at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. The gardens themselves are open daily without charge. However, certain annual events there are held that may charge a fee. The gardens hosts a "Garden of Lights" exhibit that features a light display during the holiday season.[1] The garden grounds were originally part of a landscaping and garden center on a small farm owned by Stadler Nurseries.[2]

Major features of the garden are as follows:

  • Aquatic Garden – water-loving plants with two ponds and gazebo.
Gude Garden teahouse
Exhibit at Nature Center
  • Rock Garden – spring flowering bulbs with grasses and conifers.
  • Rose Garden – all types of roses, including hybrid tea, rugosa hybrids, grandiflora, English, miniature, floribunda, shrub, groundcover, polyantha, climber, Gallica, hybrid musk, and the garden rose.
  • Trial Garden – spring flowering bulbs, then summer displays of new and unusual plant varieties.
  • Woodland Walk – forested wetland with bald cypress, tulip poplar, spicebush, and groundcover of mayapple, fern, and skunk cabbage. A native plant garden includes approximately 124 species and cultivars of Maryland native plants.
  • Yew Garden – a garden room within yew hedges.

A section of the gardens including the Gude Garden and the Japanese tea house closed for renovation in May 2013, and are scheduled to open approximately eight months later.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Brookside Gardens". Montgomery County Department of Parks. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Stadler Nurseries - A Growing Family Business Since 1932". Stadler Nurseries. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Adrian Higgins (March 24, 2005). "A Garden of Hope and Renewal in a Violent World". Washington Post. p. H1. 

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Coordinates: 39°3′33″N 77°2′6″W / 39.05917°N 77.03500°W / 39.05917; -77.03500