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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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Signage: You'll see a lot of signs in this group. Eventually, I'll type the text of the signs into the subject description and get rid of the signs themselves. This is pretty slow and tedious work though.
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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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.