Brookside Gardens, Wheaton-Glenmont, MD
Sep 4, 2014Public
Photo: Due to re-construction of the main entrance, parking and access to the gardens was easiest at the conservatory entrance.  These plantings border the walk toward the conservatory.
Photo: Approaching the conservatory.
Photo: The entrance to the conservatory, gift shop, and public facilities.
Photo: Inside the conservatory.
Photo: Close-up of red flowers and coleus.
Photo: Interesting yellow and white flower.  I couldn't tell if these were the first or the last of the white petals.
Photo: Amethyst improved Basil.
Photo: Giant ferns.
Photo: Appropriately known as "Elephant Ear."
Photo: Another Elephant Ear plant.
Photo: The Formal Gardens include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden.
Photo: Sadly, the Rose Garden was past its prime, but I did notice Jasmine scent in the Fragrance Garden.
Photo: The Fragrance Garden.
Photo: Only a few roses bloomed.
Photo: A nice red rose.
Photo: The Gardens are dotted with several covered pavilions.
Photo: The Maple Terrace?
Photo: A close-up of the oddly shaped white flowers follows.
Photo: Brugmansia Super Nova - Angel's Trumpet
Photo: From the pavilion.
Photo: Perennials in the permanent collection include many fragrant members of the mint family, Lamiaceae, the Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) or celery family, Lily family members, as well as cultivars of Dianthus, Geranium, Phlox, Helianthus, Filipendula, Paeonia, Acorus, and others.
Photo: I liked the contrast of light and shade.
Photo: The Formal Garden reminds me of the famous outdoor shots in Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961).
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-last-year-at-marienbad-1961
Photo: Purple Passion.