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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Garden of Lights - Winter Brookside Gardens Walk, Wheaton, MD, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton(Silver Spring), MD 20902. Ph : 301-962-1400.
Gardens: sunrise - sunset
Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Lights : Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - Sunday, Jan 9, 2011

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.

Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk.

The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment.

A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission is free.

Visualize close to one million twinkling colorful lights shaped in imaginative displays throughout the gardens. Enjoy the four seasons illuminated as giant summer sunflowers, autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, spring flowers, rain showers, and more.

Walk along the easily accessible paths and you’ll see what sets this light show apart from others; it’s the hundreds of wrapped trees and shrubs, beautifully lighted gazebos, cascading fountains, and the individually formed displays in the shapes of blooming flowers and wild animals.

Look for moving displays such as a flock of geese, or an 11 foot giraffe covered with 9,000 lights. This festive, secular light show, now in its 14th season, is a popular family tradition in the Washington, DC area drawing close to 40,000 visitors each winter.

Inside of the Conservatory, a winter display of holiday poinsettias, flowering plants and evergreens are combined in bright and bold combinations, providing a colorful landscape through which the garden railway trains travel.

Listen to local musicians perform in the Visitors Center Auditorium each night of the show from 6:30pm to 8:00pm through January.

Visitors must drive to the entrance gate. After paying at the gate, visitors drive into the parking lot, park their vehicle, and walk through the light show display.

Please click on the image for pictures.

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