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Brookside Nature Center

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Address: 1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD 20902-1361
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+1 301-946-9071
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful gardens

Brookside gardens is a lovely and peaceful oasis in a mostly urban area. It's always well tended and has many lovely places to enjoy for families or single people. The... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Joyce S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Brookside gardens is a lovely and peaceful oasis in a mostly urban area. It's always well tended and has many lovely places to enjoy for families or single people. The vegetation and planting change with the season. There are indoor and outdoor gardens, tennis courts, an ice skating rink, barbecue areas, a small train ride in the summer for kids... More 

Thank Joyce S
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I don't know where I heard of this place, but decided to check it out on Sunday. I'm sure glad we did! The grounds are just beautiful! It is worth spending a day here in the beautiful scenery. You will see just lovely gardens and if you are lucky, some wildlife too! I want to come back in the fall... More 

Thank ddallas1969
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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158 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This has a lovely new parking lot which is free. The building ha classrooms, a gift shop among lots of other things as well as being air-conditioned. Bathrooms available. Enjoy!

Thank Kathy D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I have been to the Brookside Gardens on many occasions. My most recent visit was in the autumn to look at the fall foliage. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. They are a great place to get away from stress of the outside world. Find yourself a nice bench to sit on and enjoy the peacefulness. The greenhouse should... More 

Thank Nick C
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

It was a really beautiful collection of plants. Even there is a nature vlass for young children. Good things to do to keep children busy and help them to learn while adult enjoy themselves.

Thank Nikoo M
Columbia, Maryland
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229 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a great place to drop in to learn more about the area. I found this place when I wanted to learn more about the trails and appreciated the map. Also a good place to start your forest hike ... they have clean restrooms!

Thank Deborah F
Rockville, Maryland
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146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great place to visit especially with kids. Big pond outside and many interesting and educational things in the building.

Thank Lincoln117
Greenbelt, Maryland
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is the place to unwind, along with the Botanical Gardens, Pine Lake, and the Japanese Tea House. You can go horse riding nearby. When most people thing of Wheaton, they think of the shopping center. This is a world away. Take a load off and relax here. Great nature trail!

Thank HickoryRidge
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153 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

A wonderful complement to the Brookside Gardens, the Brookside Nature Center is both educational and fun. Wonderful displays of local plants and blossoms (sometimes there are photo exhibits with striking images for purchase), and knowledgeable staff who seem to delight in sharing information. Be sure to stop in!

Thank MegtheHealer
Rockville, Maryland
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

What a fun place for a walk. You can walk for miles or just a little. I particularly enjoy the paths that go along the water.

Thank optimistic20814

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