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.
- Hours: Gardens, sunrise - sunset; Visitor center: Daily, 9am - 5pm; Conservatories: Daily, 10am - 5pm
- Parking: Free lot
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: Pets and picnicking are not allowed inside the garden.
- Services: Gift shop, Restrooms
- Permit requirements: Photo permit required for groups of two or more
- Restrictions: No pets
- Wi-Fi: None