I know it’s allergy season and I’m suggesting another garden. But, bear with me. As a fellow allergy sufferer, I really think these places are worth the added “prep” of taking your daily dose of Zyrtec, Benadryl, Claritin, or whatever your drug of choice.
One morning I was talking to RJ about planting a garden. As I perused the events for that day, I noticed that Brookside Gardens was having a children’s program to plant tomato seeds. PERFECT!
We made our way to the location where they were planting tomatoes and RJ was able to walk right up and get started. They handed him a “pot” made of newspaper! I thought that was so ingenius that I had to inspect it to figure out how to make more at home for our garden experiment.
He was asked to dig in the soil (it’s not dirt!) and fill his pot in preparation for the seeds. In went the seeds and a “gentle spray of water” and we were on our way.
As we were leaving, the host mentioned that there was a Children’s Garden just outside the glass doors. Everyone enjoyed climbing into the tree house and this hollowed out tree.
Beyond the Children’s Garden, you can visit the Rain Garden, Trail Garden, and Azalea Garden, among others, each with their own unique water fountains.
After a quick stop at the Conservatories, the indoor gardens, mommy was winding down so we headed back and grabbed some literature on upcoming events before our departure. And, just in case you’re wondering…the tomato seeds never germinated. Boo! But our garden adventure continues!
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
Gardens: sunrise – sunset
Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories CLOSED for show change Monday, April 16- Friday, April 27, South House reopens May 5, with Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit