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August 11, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Brookside Gardens Hosts ‘Pyramids 2021’ Art Exhibit

The Wheaton Arts Parade and Brookside Gardens collaborated with 16 artists from Montgomery County to put together an outdoor exhibit that features 13 unique pyramids.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by MyMCMedia (@mymcmedia) Each pyramid tells a story and includes a QR code which can be scanned to hear a […]

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July 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Music in the Garden: Summer Concerts Return to Brookside in August

The Friends of Brookside Gardens will sponsor three twilight concerts on Tuesdays in August at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The concerts are free and registration is not required. The concerts take place on the visitors center lawn from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy the […]

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June 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

What’s Next for the Brood X Cicadas?

The Cicada Brood X invasion is getting ready to enter the next life cycle phase. Once cicadas mate and lay their eggs, the male and female cicadas start to die after about five weeks aboveground. What happens to the eggs they’ve laid? Brookside Gardens Plant Collections Manager Phil Normandy says they’ll burrow and live underground […]

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June 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Brookside Gardens is Protecting Select Trees from Cicadas

Depending on where you live, you’ve probably seen your share of cicadas by now. At Brookside Gardens, they’re not hard to see or hear. Plants Collections Manager Phil Normandy has worked at the popular Wheaton destination  for the past 42 years where he’s witnessed the last three cicadas invasions. He says Brookside Gardens had to […]

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May 20, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, May 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: There are four COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled today throughout the county. Click here to view locations and make an appointment. ☀ Good morning! There are #COVID19 vaccine clinics scheduled today around Montgomery County for your convenience. 💻 […]

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May 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Vice TV Debuts Series on 2002 D.C. Sniper Attacks

Beginning Monday night, Vice TV will air its eight-part series on the 2002 D.C. sniper shooting spree that left 10 dead and Montgomery County residents terrorized for three weeks. Have you heard the Story of the DC Sniper, In His Own Words? — VICE (@VICE) May 8, 2021 I, Sniper is the story […]

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April 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

For Second Year in a Row, There Won’t be a Butterfly Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

Wings of Fancy, Brookside Garden’s live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit, will remain closed for a second year in a row due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, Montgomery Parks announced Wednesday. The conservatory will open April 29 and will feature plants from around the world, including banana, palm, eucalyptus, red powderpuff and cacao […]

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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookside Gardens Ranks on Yelp’s Top 25 Gardens in North America

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton made Yelp’s “Top 25 gardens in North America,” their all-time list of the top botanical gardens across the United States and Canada. Brookside Gardens is an award-winning public display garden popular among Montgomery County residents for its luscious landscape. The gardens have become a local favorite destination for enjoying nature and […]

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March 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, March 30, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Maryland Enters Vaccine Phase 2B: Maryland moves into vaccine phase 2B starting today, meaning residents ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions can sign up to preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine. 2. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county […]

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March 29, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Brookside Gardens Opens Exhibit Showcasing Middle Eastern American Art

Brookside Gardens’ newest exhibit, “Middle Eastern American Artists in the Garden and Beyond” has opened for public in-person viewing from March 29 through April 25, located at the Brookside Gardens’ Visitor Center in Wheaton. In partnership with the Middle Eastern American (MEA) Advisory Group of the Office of Community Partnerships, the co-sponsored exhibit aims to […]

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