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Wikipedia Description: Brookside Gardens
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Brookside Gardens (50 acres) are public gardens located within Wheaton Regional Park, at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland. The gardens themselves are open daily without charge. However, certain annual events there are held that may charge a nominal fee.
Major features of the garden are as follows:
* Aquatic Garden – water-loving plants with two ponds and gazebo.
* Azalea Garden – over 300 varieties of azaleas represented by 2,000 plants. Also rhododendrons, witchhazels, hollies, Japanese andromeda, sweet-box, skimmia, and shade-tolerant perennials.
* Butterfly Garden – Seasonal in summer only. Admission fee.
* Children’s “Fairy Folk” Garden
* Conservatories – seasonal displays and special exhibits. The surrounding garden contains a collection of unusual conifers and groundcovers.
* Fragrance Garden
* Gude Garden – a Japanese-style landscape with bamboo, beech, unusual conifers, dogwood, and groundcovers, as well as an island teahouse overlooking the ponds.
* Maple Terrace – raised beds within a planting of ‘Suminagashi’ Japanese maples.
* Nature center – with exhibits on local wildlife. Parking lot has a separate entrance.
* Perennial Garden – wisterias, roses, Jasmine stephanense, buddleia, and Prunus x cistena, allium, geranium, sedum, panicum, lespedeza, calamagrostis, anemones, asters, acanthus, and agastache, etc.
* Reflection Terrace – a memorial to the ten individuals killed in October, 2002 by the Washington snipers.
* Rock Garden – spring flowering bulbs with grasses and conifers.
* Rose Garden – all types of roses, including hybrid tea, rugosa hybrids, grandiflora, English, miniature, floribunda, shrub, groundcover, polyantha, climber, Gallica, hybrid musk, and the garden rose.
* Trial Garden – spring flowering bulbs, then summer displays of new and unusual plant varieties,.
* Woodland Walk – forested wetland w ...More...
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2013 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year: three Civil War Trust conferences (Memphis, TN in March; Jackson, MS in May [to which I added a week to to visit sites in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee], and Richmond, VA in September) and my traditional trip out west to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Nevada and California this time).
Ego Strokes: Aviva Kempner used my photo of her as her author photo in Larry Ruttman's "American Jews & America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball" book.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 570,000.