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Fall…Into Brookside Gardens

Though Brookside Gardens is beautiful any time of the year, it shines in early fall, with remnants of summer color and unique experiences specific to this season. Enjoy Emily's photo journal of a walk through Brookside in September.

Camellias – A Wonderful Addition to Your “Off-Season” Garden

Familiar to many experienced gardeners and southern-state denizens, Camellias are a wonderful addition to our “off-season” gardens here in the mid-Atlantic. Not many shrubs would dare to bloom in the shortening days of November or the cold, bleary days of February.
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Fabulous Tour to Benefit Brookside Gardens – May 17 (2014)

Fans of Brookside Gardens may have heard that it's undergoing renovations and that parking is super-limited this year, which has led to the cancellation of big events there this season.  But I'm here to report that even on a gorgeous…

The “Green Matter” of Climate Change at Brookside

Since their inception in 2006, the Green Matters Symposia held by Brookside Gardens have earned a reputation for targeting the most important topics (like water-wise gardening and growing food) and choosing the very best speakers for each of them.  And…

Highlights of the Brookside Gardens Fund-raising Tour

I sure hope Brookside continues this new tradition, now in its second year, of organizing tours of the best private gardens in lower Montgomery County - because the gardens and the organization behind the tour are fabulous.  Here are just…

Garden Club Report, Part 2

In Part 1 of my Garden Club Report from the Behnkes Garden Party, six local clubs were covered.  Here are the other clubs (and more!) that took part in this fun event. The Four Seasons Garden Club was represented at…

Learn About the Famous Glenn Dale Azaleas

This is a special and timely opportunity, to hear an expert talk about (and SHOW) the most fought-over azaleas on the planet - the famous Glenn Dale Azaleas developed by local horticulturist Ben Morrison. When and Where:  Wednesday, April 17…

Eye-Candy Galore in the Gardens of Bethesda

Thanks to Brookside Gardens for organizing an awesome collection of gardens for the public to drool over!  It was all part of their hopefully yearly garden tour to benefit everyone's favorite local garden - Brookside itself.  The gardens were a…

Brookside Gardens in Peak Spring Bloom

We love Brookside Gardens, but especially this time of year.  Who wouldn't? Photos taken April 13 of this year (2012). And one last shot showing nothing in blooms - just some faded tulips.  But this evergreen for shade is at…

Rainscape Training to be given March 9 and 10 (2012)

Montgomery County helps its property owners become more Bay-friendly in lots of ways - including educating its residents and providing MONEY for needed improvements.  And coming up soon is some excellent training in what they're calling "rainscapes," to be held…

The Silver Spring Garden Club

This is the first of many articles here on the blog featuring garden clubs, plant societies and Master Gardener groups in the Metro area - all groups we're inviting to our Garden Day to Benefit the Friends of Brookside Gardens…

We Love Brookside’s “Garden of Lights”

And who wouldn't love this show?  It's total magic.   Rain showers, gazebos, plants and creatures, including this year an 11-foot giraffe covered in 9,000 lights.   No wonder it's quickly become a family tradition for locals and visitors alike.  Click…

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