6/14/21: A Visit to Brookside Gardens

No season is complete without a visit to a botanical garden. On the cusp of summer, we finally made the 40 minute drive from Baltimore to Maryland's beautiful Montgomery County to see the even more beautiful Brookside Gardens.

Many botanical gardens are part of historic properties or estates owned by the well to do that are in turn generously shared with the rest of us. Best I can glean, Brookside Gardens was instead the result of a community effort to create a formal garden open to the public on land once owned by a landscape nursery. It's a lovely garden and obviously an integral part of many local residents' day to day routine as they take their regular turn through one well-designed garden room after another. The butterflies, bees and cicadas were happy, too.

Enjoy the photos!


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