Montgomery County GreenFest
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Montgomery County GreenFest

Brookside Gardens is proud to combine its annual Earth Day with GreenFest; one of the premiere environmental festivals in Montgomery County, MD. A free event, GreenFest is a chance for residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors, to come together, share ideas and learn. This event offers something for everyone; a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, and lectures by industry experts. The event features many family activities for kids, an interactive electric car display, live music and food trucks.

Click here for details

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Orchid Show & Sale - Day 1
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Orchid Show & Sale - Day 1

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 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, March 17 from 10 AM to 3 PM. CLICK HERE for details.

How to get your Orchid to Rebloom? Course #62582.
Saturday, March 16, 1 PM - 2.30 PM.
Registration required.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Green Matters Symposium
Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

Green Matters Symposium

Garden by Design: Creative Approaches to Diverse Landscapes

Join industry experts as they explore creative design solutions that address the challenges and opportunities associated with diverse landscapes. Whether you’re a home gardener or a landscape architect, you’ll walk away with new and practical strategies.
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD


Registration Information
Early Bird Fee: $85 p/person until January 11, 2019
Standard Fee: $99 p/person after January 12, 2019
Register at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org (Course #55276) (SOLD OUT)
OR call 301-962-1451.
*Registration includes light breakfast, coffee/tea, and box lunch

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Brookside Gardens 50th Anniversary Planting Project
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Brookside Gardens 50th Anniversary Planting Project

Join us in celebrating the 50th Birthday of Brookside Gardens by planting 50,000 daffodills! Volunteers will be planting daffodil bulbs from 9am-12pm. Involves working outdoors and kneeling. Volunteers must be ages 14 and older, or 11-13 with a parent/adult guardian.
Contact info: Albert Arevalo at 301-962-1429 or email: MCP-GardenVolunteer@montgomeryparks.org

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Special 20% Off Plant Sale
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Special 20% Off Plant Sale

Because of the rainy weekend, many plants remain to be sold. To move them quickly, all plants have been reduced by 20%. Mark your calendar. This is the final sale date this year!
CLICK HERE for Plant Sale details.

Plant Sale Venue: Brookside Gardens Service Hill (Hoop House), Fernmont Lane, Wheaton, MD. Follow signs on Glenallan Avenue for the sale. CLICK HERE for map.

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Children's Day: Explore Maryland
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Children's Day: Explore Maryland

Join Brookside Gardens as we celebrate the magnificent state of Maryland and the opening of the newly themed Children’s Garden: Explore Maryland! Enjoy crafts and activities that interpret the western Maryland mountain ranges, the central agricultural basin and the eastern shore. Try a climbing wall, pot up a black-eyed Susan (the Maryland state flower), learn how to save the Bay and listen to live music. FREE

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Shakespeare in the Garden
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Shakespeare in the Garden

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

Join us for our second year of Shakespeare in the Garden! Grab a picnic and get as cozy as Titania in her bower as we are visited by Puck the merry wanderer of the night, a cast of fairies, lovesick youth, and a band of hapless players in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Whether you are an experienced Shakespearian scholar, or this is your first theatrical encounter, this professional production is destined to delight all ages. Don’t miss the magic! Production provided by Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks and sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens. CLICK HERE for more details.

Fee: FREE
Brookside Gardens Grounds 

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Earth Day Festival
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Earth Day Festival

Our planet is priceless! From 12pm - 4pm on Sunday, April 22, come to Brookside Gardens to celebrate Earth Day and learn ways to keep it healthy.

This festival offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, a plant sale featuring native perennials, shrubs, and trees, food trucks, environmental educators, family activities, interactive drum circles, community art project and more. Visitors will get to explore hybrid vehicles and garden equipment; learn how to reduce use of plastics; understand the benefits of composting; learn how to grow healthy food at  home; buy plants to create backyard habitats for bird and insect pollinators and so much more (CLICK HERE FOR PLANT LIST).

Free; no registration required.
CLICK HERE FOR EARTH DAY INFO

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Green Matters Symposium
Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

Green Matters Symposium

 

Restoring and Renewing Our Urban Landscapes

How can we design our landscapes in ways that prevent harm to existing ecosystems AND regenerate the environment? This symposium helps shift the focus beyond sustainability strategies geared towards slowing environmental degradation by emphasizing solutions that heal our damaged urban landscapes. Click here for details.
To register for this event please click on Course # 40522
Friday, February 23, 8:00am-4:00pm
Fee: Early Bird: $85 fee expires on Friday, January 12;
$99 starting Saturday, January 13
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Children's Day: Honey Harvest
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Children's Day: Honey Harvest

Time: 11.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Venue: Brookside Gardens and Brookside Nature Center

Join Brookside Gardens, Brookside Nature Center, and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honey bees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey and bee products and enjoy family-friendly activities and crafts. Visit us at the FOBG booth!!
For more details CLICK HERE.

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