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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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

Botanical Creatures and Cartoons - PBG0110

Imagine a world where plant adaptations give gardens special super-powers or unlocked hidden talents! Expand your knowledge of botany and horticulture while activating your creativity and artistic skills. Thomas Crawley, an expert horticulturist, and cartoon enthusiast, leads this exploration of the science and art behind plant adaptations in the garden as you illustrate your own cartoon creatures adapted to extreme environments. Beginner scientists and beginner cartoonists between the ages of 8-12 welcome.
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Unavailable PBG0110-300002 Botanical Creatures and Cartoons 10/05/2024 -10/05/2024* 10:00 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8-12 $10.00/$10.00 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 PBG0111-200001 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 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0111-200002 Storytime in the Garden 06/30/2024 -06/30/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Full
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200004 Storytime in the Garden 07/21/2024 -07/21/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200005 Storytime in the Garden 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200008 Storytime in the Garden 08/10/2024 -08/10/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200010 Storytime in the Garden 08/17/2024 -08/17/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-200011 Storytime in the Garden 08/18/2024 -08/18/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-300001 Storytime in the Garden 10/20/2024 -10/20/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-300002 Storytime in the Garden 11/02/2024 -11/02/2024* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-300003 Storytime in the Garden 11/16/2024 -11/16/2024 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-400001 Storytime in the Garden 02/01/2025 -02/01/2025* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-400002 Storytime in the Garden 02/09/2025 -02/09/2025* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-400003 Storytime in the Garden 02/15/2025 -02/15/2025* 10:00 am -10:45 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0111-400004 Storytime in the Garden 02/23/2025 -02/23/2025* 10:00 am -10:45 am Su Brookside Gardens Ages 3-7 $5.00/$5.00 Available

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 PBG0126-200001 Garden Explorers 06/30/2024 -06/30/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200003 Garden Explorers 07/21/2024 -07/21/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200004 Garden Explorers 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200005 Garden Explorers 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200006 Garden Explorers 08/04/2024 -08/04/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200007 Garden Explorers 08/10/2024 -08/10/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200009 Garden Explorers 08/17/2024 -08/17/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 8 to 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0126-200010 Garden Explorers 08/18/2024 -08/18/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8 - 10 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Unavailable PBG0126-300001 Garden Explorers 10/20/2024 -10/20/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8-10 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0126-300002 Garden Explorers 11/10/2024 -11/10/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8-10 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0126-300003 Garden Explorers 11/17/2024 -11/17/2024* 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 8-10 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

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
Add To Selection List PBG0127-300001 Butterflies of Brookside 09/07/2024 -09/07/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages $7.00/$7.00 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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Unavailable 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 Full

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable
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 Waitlist 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 Waitlist

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!

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

Descubra 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, with an optional garden tour after.

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

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