Sunday, August 30, 2009

Brookside Gardens in Maryland

Brookside Gardens has a scenic nature garden with wide paths that are stroller accessible and offers a beautiful place to walk with children. Kids are fascinated by the colorful flowers, the wide open places to run, and the wildlife. There is a gazebo which is on a small lake filled with fish, turtles, and other creatures as well. There is also a butterfly garden, greenhouse, a formal garden (which is great for taking pictures), and a nature center . This botanical garden is free and is good for children of all ages.
Brookside Gardens frequently offers classes and has special events such as the festival of lights (Winter) which shows the park at night with small lights hanging throughout the park. During the winter, they also set up a big model train set near the butterfly house that is fun for younger kids. The only down side to this wonderful place is that you may not eat in the gardens. However, you can eat out in front of the visitors center on a small plot of grass. Brookside Gardens may not be appreciated by younger children, but there are many open spaces to run around.
(note: For young Children, a stroller is a good idea)
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  1. We went today and surprisingly, though it's late in October, the roses were still in bloom and numerous other flowers and plants were alive and gorgeous. Of course, we had the pleasure of watching many leaves flying off trees. My 23 month old explored on foot, but I wished I had brought the stroller for the way back to the car.

    ALSO, note that the playground on the other side of Wheaton Regional Park is under construction til Sept. 2011.

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