March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Brookside’s ‘Facets of Hope’ Exhibit Remembers Coronavirus Victims With Hanging Crystals 

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton has opened a temporary outdoor art installation to honor lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The exhibit “Facets of Hope” hangs one strand of crystals for every resident who died from the virus. So far, more than 1,400 strands have been hung for the county’s 1,415 victims as of Tuesday. The […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Museum Offers Socially-Distanced Outdoor ‘Artina’ Exhibit 

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people home and many buildings closed. The Sandy Spring Museum remains closed however its annual summer outdoor exhibit “Artina” still went on display this year.  The widespread exhibit makes social distancing easy. This year’s theme focuses on light, illumination and climate change. Artina 2020 is on display until Nov. […]

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June 12, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Brookside Gardens To Host “The Recycled Garden”

Brookside Gardens in Wheaton will host a virtual event, “The Recycled Garden,” on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature author of “Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space” and garden columnist Marianne Wilburn. Throughout the event, individuals will have the opportunity […]

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May 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Landon School Hosts Popular Azalea Festival

The Landon School in Bethesda is showing off their beautiful azaleas just in time for May. All weekend long, community members are invited to attend the free Azalea Festival at Landon’s campus. The festival doesn’t just feature gardens filled with beautiful azaleas, but there’s also carnival rides, “upscale resale,” food, live music, boutique shops, and […]

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April 3, 2015 | Krista Brick

Brookside Gardens Creating a Parking Garden for Visitors (VIDEO)

Bulldozers and excavators are making way for a new parking area for Brookside Gardens in the Wheaton Regional Park that won’t be your typical asphalt lot. The more than $4 million project includes about 60 additional spaces for the cars plus about four acres of new plantings and water features. It’s all  part of a larger master […]

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April 15, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Montgomery Housing Partnership Builds Community Garden

Inspired by Michelle Obama’s healthy eating and community gardens initiative, Bruce Adams, Director of Montgomery County’s Office of Community Partnerships, had an idea that would help bring the community together this Spring. Adams, along with Jose Gonzalez, a community organizer at the Montgomery Housing Partnership, decided to dig through the County to find an area […]

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