Photographing Spring Flowers at Brookside Gardens

The unusually warm weather has flowers popping out all over the place early this year. A nice Saturday compelled us to go to one of the Washington DC areas best places to photograph flowers, Brookside Gardens. This little park is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue in Wheaton, MD and has a variety of flowers and events throughout the year.

Tea House at Brookside GardensTea House at Brookside Gardens

As the early morning fog burned off, we strolled around the 50-acres of gardens. The Tea House, at the Gude Garden, always makes for a good photographing opportunity.

Daffodils at Brookside GardensEarly tulips at Brookside Gardens

Daffodils at Brookside Gardens

The daffodils were just starting to fade and only a few early tulips had popped through the ground. The Trial Garden contains over 10,000 spring flowering bulbs of various colors and sizes. This makes it hard not to be able to capture at least a few good photographs.

Hellebores at Brookside GardensBrookside Gardens - Tree

Brookside Gardens Flowering TreesTurtle in the Reeds at Brookside Gardens


The gardens have a large collection of hellebores, a shade loving flower, scattered about. This is about the only flower that grows in the wooded area around our garage so we wrote a few names down to do some shopping later. I have always been drawn to texture so the interesting bark on trees, in my opinion, makes for a great photo. But if you prefer, there are plenty of flowering trees and turtles to click away at in the gardens as well.