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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

Wellness Retreat at Brookside Gardens - PBG0018

Instructor: Tanory Ateek

With her signature curiosity and playful approach to ancient meditative practices, Tanory will guide you through a half-day of stress relieving practices, including gentle yoga; walking and seated meditation; and the meditative way of the labyrinth. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat will provide a chance to slow down, connect to nature in new ways, and rekindle a deeper sense of peace and wonder in your life.
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Add To Selection List PBG0018-100001 Half-Day Mindfulness Retreat at Brookside Gardens 05/19/2024 -05/19/2024* 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $70.00/$70.00 Available

Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing - PBG0022

Instructor: Ana Ka’ahanui, certified Forest Therapy Guide

Connect with nature through a forest bathing walk among the beautiful springtime blossoms and newly leafing trees. Stroll the grounds and neighboring forest at a measured pace that allows you to notice the small miracles of nature unfolding. We’ll close the walk by enjoying hot tea and healthy snacks.

About Forest Bathing:
The Forest Agency of Japan began promoting forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, in the 1980s as a response to the stresses of urban living and long work hours. This nature-oriented mindfulness practice, which is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world, has since become popular all over the world, bringing joy and improved mental and physical health to millions of people. Numerous health studies have confirmed forest bathing’s benefits and doctors and nurses in our region are taking note. Many are prescribing “Nature” to their patients.
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Add To Selection List PBG0022-100001 Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing 04/21/2024 -04/21/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Su Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $35.00/$35.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0022-100002 Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024* 9:30 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $35.00/$35.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0022-200001 Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing 06/22/2024 -06/22/2024* 9:30 am -11:30 am Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $35.00/$35.00 Available

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

Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens - PBG0029

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size limited to 25 people.

Instructor: Charles Votaw

Tai Chi is an ancient, Chinese form of exercise perfect for adults seeking stress reduction while strengthening muscles, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. The Forms are repetitive patterns that emphasize slow, flowing motions and controlled movements. Classes will help beginners to learn the Forms while providing regular practitioners the guidance of an experienced instructor.
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Add To Selection List PBG0029-100001 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 03/06/2024 -03/06/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100002 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 03/13/2024 -03/13/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100003 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 03/20/2024 -03/20/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100004 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 03/27/2024 -03/27/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100005 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 04/03/2024 -04/03/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100006 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100007 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 04/17/2024 -04/17/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100008 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 04/24/2024 -04/24/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100009 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/01/2024 -05/01/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100010 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/08/2024 -05/08/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100011 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/15/2024 -05/15/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100012 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-100013 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 05/29/2024 -05/29/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200001 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/05/2024 -06/05/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200002 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/12/2024 -06/12/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200003 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/19/2024 -06/19/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200004 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 06/26/2024 -06/26/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200006 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/10/2024 -07/10/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200007 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/17/2024 -07/17/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200008 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/24/2024 -07/24/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200009 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 07/31/2024 -07/31/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200010 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 08/07/2024 -08/07/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0029-200011 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 08/14/2024 -08/14/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Unavailable PBG0029-400008 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 02/07/2024 -02/07/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-400009 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 02/14/2024 -02/14/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PBG0029-400010 Tai Chi at Brookside Gardens 02/21/2024 -02/21/2024* 9:00 am -10:15 am W Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Unavailable

Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens - PBG0030

*NOTE: This class will be held in the Visitor Center Auditorium located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size limited to 20 people.

Instructor: Sherry Weber

These series of classes feature foundational yoga poses that are designed to support better breathing, walking, and space orientation. Yoga movements help build muscle, bone density and core strength while improving balance, posture, and flexibility. Mats are not included.
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Add To Selection List PBG0030-100001 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 03/07/2024 -03/07/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100002 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 03/14/2024 -03/14/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100003 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 03/21/2024 -03/21/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100004 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100005 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 04/04/2024 -04/04/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100006 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 04/11/2024 -04/11/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100007 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 04/18/2024 -04/18/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100008 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 04/25/2024 -04/25/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0030-100009 Gentle Yoga at Brookside Gardens 05/02/2024 -05/02/2024* 10:00 am -11:00 am Th Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $14.00/$14.00 Available