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Brookside Gardens Azalea & Rhododendron Tour - PBG0001

Tour guide: Keely Shaughnessy, Brookside Gardens staff

Join us for a walking tour of Brookside Gardens’ late spring blooming shrubs and deciduous plants. Explore our colorful collection of azaleas and rhododendrons while learning how to incorporate them into your own home garden.
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Add To Selection List PBG0001-100001 Azalea & Rhododendron Tour 04/30/2024 -04/30/2024* 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0001-100002 Azalea & Rhododendron Tour 05/02/2024 -05/02/2024* 10:00 am -11:15 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18 and up $12.00/$12.00 Available

Brookside Gardens Greenhouse Tour - PBG0003

NOTE: Address and parking logistics will be sent after registration.

Nate Roehrich, Brookside Gardens greenhouse manager

Opened in 2018, the O’Rourke Greenhouse consists of four growing areas totaling 10,000 square feet under glass. Participants will take a closer look at the state-of-the-art technology that enables the greenhouse staff to grow a variety of beautiful plants year-round while getting a sneak peek at the thousands of plants being grown for the garden displays.
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Add To Selection List PBG0003-100001 Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Tour 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024* 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm W Brookside Gardens Ages 18 and up $12.00/$12.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0003-100002 Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Tour 04/12/2024 -04/12/2024* 10:00 am -11:15 am F Brookside Gardens Ages $12.00/$12.00 Available

Introduction to Landscape Design: Session I - PBG0012

Instructors: Jason Gedeik & Keely Shaughnessy, Brookside Gardens staff

Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing garden or develop an entirely new area, you'll learn the fundamentals of landscape design to create functional, enjoyable, and beautiful outdoor spaces.

Session I: Learn practical steps to approach the design process, including site analysis, creating a concept design, and determining the functional goals for your space. You’ll understand why the environmental conditions of your yard are key to a successful design that keeps your plants healthy, minimizes garden maintenance, and reduces costs.
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Add To Selection List PBG0012-100001 Introduction to Landscape Design: Session I 03/09/2024 -03/09/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

Introduction to Landscape Design: Session II - PBG0013

Instructors: Jason Gedeik & Keely Shaughnessy, Brookside Gardens staff

Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing garden or develop an entirely new area, you'll learn the fundamentals of landscape design to create functional, enjoyable, and beautiful outdoor spaces.

Session II: Learn to implement core design elements like color, texture, form, line, and scale to create a beautiful and functional landscape. Design concepts like seasonality and layering will be explored through real-world case studies. Plant combinations and lists will also be examined that address site-specific challenges like sun vs. shade and dry vs. wet conditions.
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Add To Selection List PBG0013-100001 Introduction to Landscape Design: Session II 03/23/2024 -03/23/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

RainScape Your Yard: Sessions I & II - PBG0015

Instructor: Ann English, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection staff

Session I: Learn how environmentally friendly landscapes, such as conservation sites and rain gardens, can help manage stormwater issues on residential properties. We’ll review steps to planning a RainScape including site evaluation and determining the type and scale of project that best suits your needs.

A RainScape is a landscape or design technique that helps reduce stormwater runoff from individual properties. RainScape projects can include rain gardens, conservation landscapes, green roofs, and permeable pavements. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection offers a rebate program for approved RainScape projects for homeowners. To be eligible for a rebate, participants must apply and be approved for installation based on a submitted plan before projects are installed. These two sessions are intended to help homeowners create a RainScape design plan. Classes are open to anyone regardless if applying for a RainScape rebate.
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Add To Selection List PBG0015-100001 RainScape Your Yard - Session I: Evaluating Stormwater Solutions for Home Landscapes 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0015-100002 RainScape Your Yard - Session II: Plants & Landscape Design for RainScapes Gardens 04/13/2024 -04/13/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $25.00/$25.00 Available

Introduction to Plant Propagation - PBG0016

Note: Address and parking logistics will be sent after registration.

Instructor: Nate Roehrich, Greenhouse Manager, Brookside Gardens

Learn about plant propagation in our state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities. You’ll discover how to produce your own houseplants inexpensively and easily from start to finish. We’ll review the best techniques and plants to propagate from cuttings. Participants will take a few potted cuttings from the greenhouse to grow at home.
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Add To Selection List PBG0016-100001 Introduction to Plant Propagation 04/13/2024 -04/13/2024* 10:30 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $45.00/$45.00 Available
Unavailable PBG0016-400001 Introduction to Plant Propagation – Tropical Houseplants 02/03/2024 -02/03/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18 and up $45.00/$45.00 Unavailable

Miniature Perennial Container - PBG0023

Instructor: Joan O’Rourke, Brookside Gardens volunteer

Our staff have found miniature perennial plants that are just like the grown-up ones, including tiny hosta and the smallest heuchera. Your container will have a combination of plants including grasses, creeping groundcover, and flowering selections to create a lush mix of textures and colors. The plants will reward you with beauty year after year!
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Unavailable PBG0023-100001 Miniature Perennials 05/16/2024 -05/16/2024* 10:30 am -12:00 pm Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $65.00/$65.00 Full

Latest Research & Trials of Native Plants & Cultivars - PBG0039

Instructor: Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research, Mt. Cuba Center

Learn the latest updates from Mt. Cuba's research and trials on native plants. We'll review top performers among Monarda, Phlox, Echinacea, Hydrangea arborescens, Carex, and Amsonia and preview ongoing trials of Solidago and Vernonia. Make informed selections by understanding the horticultural performance and ecological value of each plant.
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Add To Selection List PBG0039-100001 Latest Research & Trials of Native Plants & Cultivars 04/11/2024 -04/11/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

Pollinator Meadow Tour - PBG0043

Meet at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the Brookside Nature Center (1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902)

Brookside Nature Center & Brookside Gardens staff

Celebrate National Pollinator Week as we wander through an open meadow of beautiful perennials swarming with pollinators. Learn about mid-Atlantic native plants you can plant to help support beneficial insects while adding beauty.
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Add To Selection List PBG0043-200001 Pollinator Meadow Tour 06/18/2024 -06/18/2024* 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0043-200002 Pollinator Meadow Tour 06/20/2024 -06/20/2024* 10:00 am -11:15 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Available

Succulent Container - PBG0046

Instructor: Joan O’Rourke, Brookside Gardens volunteer

Have you noticed how many succulents are being showcased in garden magazines and garden centers? Native to arid regions, succulents store water in their fleshy leaves enabling them to resist drought and extreme temperatures. These hardy plants require little watering and do well both inside the home or outside. Plant your own colorful and resilient container garden using specially selected low maintenance, yet gorgeous, succulents.
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Add To Waitlist PBG0046-100001 Succulent Container 03/14/2024 -03/14/2024* 10:30 am -12:00 pm Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $55.00/$55.00 Waitlist

GreenScapes Symposium - PBG0057

***This will be offered as a series of live online lectures with audience Q&A incorporated into the program. All lectures will be recorded and made available for online viewing.***

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If you are still experiencing difficulties, email [email protected], call our ActiveMONTGOMERY Customer Service at 301-495-2580, or call Brookside Gardens directly at 301-962-1451 for assistance.

GREENSCAPES SYMPOSIUM 2024

Integrating native plants and designing for biodiversity is becoming more of a common practice than an industry trend. This symposium will offer new and innovative sustainable design and maintenance strategies to take your home garden or professional work to the next level. Join industry experts as they share practical and scalable lessons from the field representing a diverse range of natural landscapes and human environments.

We’ll explore the latest research from the University of Delaware, including case studies from award-winning public gardens and museums. Designers will share the challenges faced and solutions discovered working on projects with leaders like Roy Diblik, Piet Oudolf, and Cassian Schmidt. Learn how to create masterpieces by leveraging block and matrix plantings that maximize the competitiveness and characteristics of native species. Lectures will reimagine traditional landscapes with native plants and offer the latest in ecologically focused management strategies.

LECTURES:
1. The Masterpiece of Glenstone: From Suburbia to Organic Oasis
Paul Tukey, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Glenstone Museum
Jennifer Corlett, Landscape Architect, PWP Landscape Architecture

2. How Field Research Is Informing Sustainable Design and Maintenance Practices
Dr. Susan Barton, professor and extension specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

3. Lessons from Stoneleigh: Reimagining Traditional Landscapes with Native Plants
Ethan Kauffman, Director, Stoneleigh

4. The Inside Scoop: Naturalistic Planting Design Lessons from Industry Innovators
Austin Eischeid, landscape designer and owner, Austin Eischeid Landscape Design
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Unavailable PBG0057-400001 GreenScapes Symposium 02/16/2024 -02/16/2024* 9:00 am - 4:00 pm F Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $60.00/$60.00 Unavailable

Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning - PBG0063

Josh Demers, Brookside Gardens Staff

You’ll discover how to keep your plants, trees, and shrubs healthier for longer. Learn all about the whys, hows, and whens of pruning a variety of specimens in your garden. Gain invaluable advice and experience on how to make proper pruning cuts on trees and shrubs of various sizes to achieve structural corrections and rejuvenate old overgrown plants.

NOTE: This class is offered virtually as a live, online webinar though the Zoom platform with audience Q & A. After registering, a link will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the live webinar. A recording of the lecture will be sent to registrants to access online for up to 30 days. Please ensure your Active Montgomery account is updated with your correct email address.
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Unavailable PBG0063-400001 Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning 02/10/2024 -02/10/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Unavailable

Storytime in the Garden - PBG0111

Join us for an interactive story time followed by an outdoor exploration or activity for children ages 3-7. We will meet in the outdoor classroom area located in the Children’s Garden, weather permitting. Adults must accompany children. Meet in the Outdoor Classroom located in the Children’s Garden area.
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Unavailable PBG0111-100003 Storytime in the Garden 03/09/2024 -03/09/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Full
Add To Selection List PBG0111-100004 Storytime in the Garden 03/16/2024 -03/16/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-100005 Storytime in the Garden 04/07/2024 -04/07/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-100006 Storytime in the Garden 04/14/2024 -04/14/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-100007 Storytime in the Garden 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200001 Storytime in the Garden 06/09/2024 -06/09/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement - PBG0119

Please use the Zoom link to watch live: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86195487148

*Registration for this event not required to access the Zoom lecture


Speaker: Dr. Monica White, author and Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin

Join Dr. White as she expands the historical narrative of the Black freedom struggle to embrace the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers. While many view agriculture as a site of oppression and exploitation of Black people, this lecture will reveal agriculture as a site of resistance. You’ll gain a historical foundation that adds meaning and context to the current food justice/sovereignty movements in America.
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Unavailable PBG0119-400001 Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement 02/03/2024 -02/03/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Garden Explorers (Year Round) - PBG0126

Take a garden walk with one of our instructors and explore botany, nature, and all the outdoors has to offer. Curiosity, seasonal changes, and botanical variety will guide the content of the day and the route we take through the gardens. Meet in the Visitor Center at the start of class and dress for the weather.
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Add To Selection List PBG0126-100001 Garden Explorers 03/03/2024 -03/03/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 6 to 8 $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-100002 Garden Explorers 04/06/2024 -04/06/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 6 to 8 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-100003 Garden Explorers 05/19/2024 -05/19/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 6 to 8 $7.00/$7.00 Available

Butterflies of Brookside (Year Round) - PBG0127

As the summer winds down, monarchs, swallowtails, and other butterflies are busy in the gardens. Stop at the “hot spots” along the trail to identify different butterfly species, snap a few photos, and record observations in the nature journal provided. Meet in the Visitor Center at the start of class and dress for the weather.
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Add To Selection List PBG0127-200001 Butterflies of Brookside (6-8) 08/24/2024 -08/24/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0127-200002 Butterflies of Brookside (8-12) 08/25/2024 -08/25/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages $7.00/$7.00 Available

Integrating Edible Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees Into Your Garden - PBG0129

Instructor: Kristin Davey, Brookside Gardens staff

Looking for ways to grow healthy food year-round? Explore scalable design strategies that add edible plants to your existing home garden, patio, or balcony! You’ll learn which perennials, shrubs, and trees will grow best in your unique landscape conditions. We’ll cover practical gardening tips ranging from planting, pruning, and harvesting to soil health and dealing with pests.
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Add To Selection List PBG0129-100001 Integrating Edible Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees into Your Garden 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

Ecological Gardening: Supporting Native Habitats In The Home Landscape - PBG0130

Instructor: Christopher Elenstar, Brookside Gardens staff

Whether you’re looking to create a new garden or blend in plants with your existing one, this lecture will help you develop a habitat that attracts and supports a range of wildlife year-round. Learn how to make informed plant selections based on their characteristics and how they uniquely sustain birds, butterflies, and pollinators. A deeper understanding of local ecosystems will inform design strategies for layering plant combinations and placement to create a functional and beautiful landscape. Plant lists provided.
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Add To Selection List PBG0130-100001 Ecological Gardening: Supporting Native Habitats in The Home Landscape 04/25/2024 -04/25/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

Gardening Basics and Beyond - PBG0131

If you're a first-time homeowner looking to tackle your new garden or just interested in brushing up on your skills, you’ll benefit from this introductory gardening series. Lessons are applicable to a range of garden spaces from big to small, including typical suburban yards and postage-stamp-sized urban lots.

Instructor: Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine

Session I: Learn key terminology and concepts to navigate your existing garden and identify which plants to keep, replace or add to. Understand how annuals, perennials, evergreens, shrubs, and trees can be best utilized in the landscape. Benefit from tips on useful gardening tools, where to purchase seeds and plants, and how to navigate garden centers.
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Add To Selection List PBG0131-100001 Gardening Basics & Beyond - Session I: Prep and Plan 05/02/2024 -05/02/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0131-100002 Gardening Basics & Beyond - Session II: Soils and Plants 05/09/2024 -05/09/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0131-100003 Gardening Basics & Beyond - Session III: Maintain and Sustain 05/16/2024 -05/16/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

Bird Walk: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion - PBG0132

Join filmmaker Cintia Cabib for a screening of her new documentary Bird Walk. Discover how a former golf course in Rockville, Maryland has become an oasis for birds and birders and learn about the grassroots campaign that helped preserve the 131-acre site as a public park. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
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Add To Selection List PBG0132-100001 Bird Walk: A Film Screening & Panel Discussion 05/04/2024 -05/04/2024* 10:00 am -11:15 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available

Guided Bird Walk at Brookside Gardens - PBG0133

Meet at Visitor Center Entrance

Tour guide: Emily Williams, avian ecologist

Did you know that 168 bird species have been sighted at Brookside Gardens? Marvel at the spring migration and bring your binoculars to look for warblers, Baltimore Orioles and Orchard Orioles, Red-winged Blackbirds, and many more! After the walk, join us for a free screening of local filmmaker Cintia Cabib’s documentary Bird Walk.
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Add To Waitlist PBG0133-100001 Guided Bird Walk at Brookside Gardens 05/04/2024 -05/04/2024* 8:30 am - 9:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $12.00/$12.00 Waitlist

D.C. Environmental Film Festival - Screening & Panel Discussion - PBG0134

NOTE: The date for this event has been moved and is now taking place on Wednesday, April 10 from 7 - 8:45pm.

Brookside Gardens and the DC Environmental Film Festival partner to present documentary screenings of Troubled Tributary: Maryland's Patuxent River and Upstream, Downriver. These environmental justice themed films will be followed by a panel discussion of experts. Learn about the efforts of key local and national leaders who are on the forefront of protecting our critical waterways.
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Add To Selection List PBG0134-100001 DC Environmental Film Festival - Screening & Panel Discussion 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available

Pope Farm Native Plant Production Tour - PBG0135

NOTE: Address and parking logistics will be sent after registration.

Tour Guide: Rochelle Bartolomei, native plant program manager, Pope Farm

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour of the Montgomery Parks’ production facility that grows over 60,000 native plants annually. See how staff responsibly collect seed from over 200 native ecotype plants and then clean, prepare and store for future growing. Learn how these plants benefit important initiatives ranging from habitat restoration projects to local plant sales.
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Add To Selection List PBG0135-200001 Pope Farm Native Plant Production Tour 06/27/2024 -06/27/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $30.00/$30.00 Available

The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age - PBG0136

Speaker: Toni Gattone, author and adaptive gardening expert

Gardeners of all ages and abilities will benefit from learning new strategies to garden with comfort, safety, and ease. This lecture will review dozens of tips, tools, and techniques for adaptive gardening. Toni will help you modify the accessibility of your garden and re-think your space to include containers, raised beds and vertical gardens. Discover new ergonomic tools that are easier on your hands, back, hips, and entire body.
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Add To Selection List PBG0136-200001 The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age 06/15/2024 -06/15/2024* 10:30 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available
Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers

Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers - PBG0137

Instructor: Amy Davidson, cut flower farmer

Enjoy learning about natural dye techniques as you create a botanical landscape on fabric using fresh flowers and greenery grown on a local farm. Students can choose either an apron, tea towel, or canvas tote bag to craft. All supplies provided and students can supplement them with flowers from home.
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Add To Selection List PBG0137-200001 Botanical Crafts with Hammer-Dyed Flowers 06/22/2024 -06/22/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $65.00/$65.00 Available

Guided Walk with the Capital Naturalist - PBG0138

Meet at Visitor Center Entrance | Reúnase en la entrada del Centro de visitantes

* Tour given in English and Spanish. | Visita guiada en inglés y español.

Tour guide: Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resources Manager, Arlington County and Founder, Capital Naturalist

Discover the hidden flora and fauna of Brookside Gardens and the neighboring forest with award winning naturalist, storyteller, and environmental educator Alonso Abugattas. Learn more about the fascinating relationships between plants and wildlife as you discover the local ecosystems that can exist in your own backyard. This guided tour will help you see the natural world of Brookside Gardens in a whole new light!

Alonso Abugattas, gerente de Recursos Naturales, Condado de Arlington y fundador, Capital Naturalist

Guía: Celebre la Semana de la Conservación Latina descubriendo la flora y fauna ocultas de Brookside Gardens y el bosque vecino con el galardonado naturalista, narrador y educador ambiental Alonso Abugattas. Obtenga más información sobre las fascinantes relaciones entre las plantas y la vida silvestre mientras descubre los ecosistemas locales que pueden existir en su propio patio trasero. ¡Esta visita guiada le ayudará a ver el mundo natural de Brookside Gardens desde otra perspectiva!
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Add To Selection List PBG0138-200001 Guided Walk with the Capital Naturalist 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024* 9:30 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $15.00/$15.00 Available

West African Food Crops:  History, Cultivation and Culinary Uses - PBG0139

NOTE: This is an in-person program, meeting in the Adult Classroom and including an outdoor portion.

Instructor: Thomas Crawley and Angelus Bullock, Brookside Gardens staff

Expand your gardening and cooking palette with unique vegetables from West Africa. We’ll explore traditional agricultural practices and the cultural history of each crop. Learn where to source the seeds and plants locally, as well as cultivation techniques and even a few recipes to liven up your cuisine. Class includes a garden tour where you can see plant specimens up close.
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Add To Selection List PBG0139-200001 West African Food Crops: History, Cultivation and Culinary Uses 07/13/2024 -07/13/2024* 10:30 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $25.00/$25.00 Available

Native Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship  - PBG0140

Speaker: William Cullina, author and the F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania

Not all woody plants mix well with perennials for several reasons, including differing soil and fertilization needs, incompatible growth habits, or aggressive root systems. This talk explores how to seamlessly blend native shrubs and small trees with existing perennials in your landscape. Discover 30 combinations that bring texture, color, and wildlife to your garden year-round.
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Add To Selection List PBG0140-100001 Native Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Virtual Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available

Earth Month Sustainability Tours at Brookside Gardens - PBG0143

Discover ways to garden more sustainably while getting to know our staff horticulturists. From native plants and organic practices to stormwater management, see firsthand how we are beautifying Brookside Gardens while protecting the environment.
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Add To Selection List PBG0143-100001 Estanques acuáticos superiores e inferiores 04/02/2024 -04/02/2024* 10:30 am -11:45 am Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0143-100002 Rose Garden & Maple Terrace 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024* 10:30 am -11:45 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0143-100003 Gude Garden 04/15/2024 -04/15/2024* 10:30 am -11:45 am M Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0143-100004 Parking Garden & Harry Dewey Memorial Garden 04/26/2024 -04/26/2024* 10:30 am -11:45 am F Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $0.00/$0.00 Available

Healing Connections Through Nature & The Arts - PBG0144

Instructor: Marilyn B. Spenadel, LCPC, ACS

This self-care workshop will blend meditative practices in nature with art therapy and group discussion to build holistic wellness. Explore mindfulness skills to create your heart-felt resiliency routine for handling stress and providing peace of mind and body. Learn nurturing techniques that help build internal resources for spiritual and emotional health.
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Add To Selection List PBG0144-200001 Healing Connections Through Nature & The Arts 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $60.00/$60.00 Available

Brookside Gardens Plant Sale - PBG0145

Get a head start on spring gardening! You’ll appreciate the high-quality perennials, shrubs, and small trees grown at Montgomery Parks’ Pope Farm and local nurseries. Enjoy a wide selection of plants, including native ecotypes, and get expert advice from staff horticulturalists. Proceeds support ongoing efforts to beautify Brookside Gardens.
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Add To Selection List PBG0145-100001 Brookside Gardens Plant Sale 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Electric Landscape Equipment Exhibit - PBG0146

Check out the latest in eco-friendly landscaping tools including electric mowers, trimmers, and blowers. Learn about Montgomery Parks’ efforts to replace all gas-powered landscaping equipment with electric and get inspired to “green up” your own garden care. You’ll have the chance to engage with Brookside Gardens’ horticulturalists during hands-on demonstrations.
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Add To Selection List PBG0146-100001 Electric Landscape Equipment Exhibit 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024* 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available