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At the north end of Wheaton's Regional Park is the colorful and calm Brookside Gardens, a showcase garden with trails. Photography is popular here, but only individual photographers can snap away without a permit. The conservatory offers a daily live butterfly show, usually mid April through early September, while the visitor center offers information on the gardens, as well as a gift shop.
1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902
- Hours: Gardens, sunrise - sunset; Visitor center: Daily, 9am - 5pm; Conservatories: Daily, 10am - 5pm