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Jenna Leigh Photography - DC, MD, VA Wedding Photographer

Monica and Beau's engagement photography session at Brookside Gardens was a dream come true. The lush greenery and vibrant blooms provided the perfect backdrop for their love story. As they strolled hand in hand along the enchanting paths, the gentle sunlight filtered through the trees, casting a soft glow on their radiant smiles. The fragrant roses and delicate cherry blossoms added an extra touch of romance to the already picturesque scene. I captured their affectionate moments, freezing their love in time and turning them into beautiful memories. Monica and Beau's joy was palpable, their laughter echoing through the garden as they celebrated their upcoming union. Brookside Gardens became not just a setting for their engagement session, but a symbol of their blossoming love, promising a future filled with love, happiness, and endless beauty.

About Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is a beautiful public garden located in Wheaton, Maryland, United States. It is managed by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and covers an area of approximately 50 acres. The garden is known for its stunning horticultural displays, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse plant collections.

Established in 1969, Brookside Gardens aims to educate visitors about horticulture and the importance of preserving natural environments. The garden features a wide variety of plant species, including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants. The plant collections are carefully curated to showcase both native and exotic species, offering visitors a visually appealing and educational experience.

One of the highlights of Brookside Gardens is the award-winning Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. This seasonal exhibit allows visitors to walk among hundreds of live butterflies from around the world in a specially designed conservatory. It provides a unique opportunity to observe these delicate creatures up close and learn about their life cycles and the importance of butterfly conservation.

In addition to its stunning plant displays, Brookside Gardens offers several other attractions and amenities. These include serene ponds, scenic walking paths, a fragrance garden, a Japanese-style garden, a rose garden, a children's garden, and a nature center. The garden also hosts various events, workshops, and educational programs throughout the year, catering to visitors of all ages and interests.

Brookside Gardens provides a peaceful and tranquil setting for visitors to connect with nature, take leisurely walks, and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Whether you are a gardening enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a serene retreat, Brookside Gardens offers a delightful experience for everyone.

Location: 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902.