Speaker Series: Catherine Zimmerman
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Speaker Series: Catherine Zimmerman

Hometown Habitat: Lecture and Screening

FOBG Sponsored Program
(Also Sponsored by Maryland Native Plant Society)

Catherine Zimmerman, documentary filmmaker, author and landscape designer
Fee: FREE; registration required; Visitors Center Auditorium

Learn how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local eco-systems with author, landscape designer and documentary lmmaker Catherine Zimmerman. Talk will be followed by a screening of her latest documentary, Hometown Habitat, made in partnership with the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council and featuring Doug Tallamy, entomologist and author of Bringing Nature Home.

CLICK HERE to register for Course #30718


Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Earth Day Festival

9:00 AM - 11.30 AM - Volunteer Project
Volunteer for an Earth Day garden project. All volunteers must preregister; for more information call 301-962-1429 or email: mcp-gardenvolunteer@montgomeryparks.org. Visit our volunteer web page.

Noon - 4:00 PM - Earth Day Activities (FREE! No Registration required)
Come and enjoy the Earth Day festivities at Brookside Gardens through volunteering, walks and tours, green craft fair and much more. CLICK HERE for details and schedule

FOBG EARTH DAY RAFFLE - Noon - 4:00 PM

Speaker Series: Cole Burrell
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Speaker Series: Cole Burrell

Native Plants in Your Garden: Lessons from Nature and Culture

FOBG Sponsored Program

Cole Burrell, garden designer, award winning author
Fee: FREE, registration required;  Visitors Center Auditorium

Native plants are currently
the height of fashion, but do we really know what is native, and where? When we plant a oodplain species in an upland situation, are we gardening ecologically? Are cultivars native? These are a few of the questions Burrell will explore as he examines the current popularity of landscaping with native plants from an ecological perspective. This lecture focuses on techniques for working with seasonal rhythms, structure, and dynamics of native plant communities to design sustainable native gardens of unique and lasting beauty.

CICK HERE to register for Course #30443

How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom
Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom

Instructor: Jason Gedeik, Brookside Gardens Staff
Cost: $22, FOBG: $20

Have you been given an orchid and don't know what to do with it? Proud that you haven't killed it yet but it hasn't bloomed in years? This interactive workshop covers the specific "tricks" of getting your orchid to rebloom including the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media. Basics of pests & diseases will also be covered. You'll also be able to purchase orchids and supplies at the Friends of Brookside Gardens' Orchid Show taking place that same day. Register here.

Orchid Show & Sale
Mar
18
Mar 19

Orchid Show & Sale

The annual weekend-long Friends of Brookside Gardens Orchid Show and Sale and, co-sponsored by the Rock Creek Orchid Club will be held at the Visitors Center, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD on Saturday, March 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, March 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS

Annual Plant Sale -  Day 2
Sep
11
9:00 am09:00

Annual Plant Sale - Day 2

Could not get to the Plant Sale on September 10th? DO NOT WORRY!

You have another chance to attend FOBG's 20th Anniversary Annual Plant Sale on September 11 from 9 AM - 12 Noon and choose from a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees.

NOTE: FOBG members get 10% discount at all times on both days!! 

Not a member? Join at the Sale and get your 10% discount!!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

Annual Plant Sale - Day 1
Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

Annual Plant Sale - Day 1

FOBG's 20th Anniversary Annual Plant Sale on September 10 from 10 AM - 3 PM. 
Choose from a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees.

Preview Sale for FOBG members ONLY
8 AM - 10 AM

NOTE: FOBG members get 10% discount at all times on both days!!

Not a member? Join at the Sale and get your 10% discount!!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Apr
8
8:30 am08:30

Green Matters Symposium

A Garden Gateway

Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens

From thorough planning to hardscape materials, native plants, and local artistry, the Symposium will inspire and offer practical suggestions on how landscape projects can be designed and constructed in an environmentally beneficial way.

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE AND DETAILS

Orchid Show & Sale
Mar
19
Mar 20

Orchid Show & Sale

The annual weekend-long Friends of Brookside Gardens Orchid Show and Sale will be held at the Visitors CenterBrookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD on Saturday, March 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, March 20, from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DETAILS

FOBG Membership Drive
Oct
1
Oct 31

FOBG Membership Drive

JOIN NOW (2016 MEMBERSHIP) AND GET 2 EXTRA MONTHS (SEP. & OCT. 2015) OF FREE BENEFITS SUCH AS DISCOUNTS AT THE FOBG PLANT SALE AND SELECT AREA NURSERIES!!!

Join Friends of Brookside of Brookside Gardens and start enjoying the benefits and discounts at the Brookside Gift shops and local area nurseries. Click on our membership page for application and details.

All memberships expire annually on October 31. 

5th Annual Garden Party
Jun
6
9:00 am09:00

5th Annual Garden Party

Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens & Behnke Nurseries
 Saturday, June 6, 2015;   9 AM-3 PM

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GARDEN PARTY PAGE & FLYER

Come early and get your Raffle tickets to win wonderful prizes! YOU can select the raffle item(s) you want to win. You DO NOT have to be present at the raffle drawing to win!

Hosted by The Behnke Nurseries Co
11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Tel: 301-937-1100

Holiday Greens Sale
Dec
6
9:00 am09:00

Holiday Greens Sale

Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens
Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00am-3:00pm
(Cancelled due to Construction at Visitors Center) 

The holiday greens will be available for sale (or pick-up if you have already pre-ordered) on Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the atrium of the Conservatory

Jan
18
Apr 13

Conservatory Spring Display

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
10:00am–5:00pm daily;
FREE; Brookside Gardens Conservatory

Nov
29
Jan 5

Garden of Lights: Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display

November 29, 2013 - January 5, 2014
 (Closed December 24 & 25, and January 1-2)
Open Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9:00pm;
Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:00pm
Open New Year’s Eve until 9:00pm
Admission: $20 per car/van (Monday-Thursday)
 $25 per car/van (Friday-Sunday)

Nov
29
Jan 5

Conservatory Winter Display and Train Exhibit

November 29 at 5:30pm - January 5, 2014
 
The train exhibit opens with the Garden of Lights.
Parts of the North House may be closed during display change from November 25–December 6. 
Both houses will be open during the day at NO COST from December 7– January 5 from 10:00am-5:00pm.