Friends of Brookside Gardens (FOBG) was established to support the mission of the Brookside Gardens. This includes maintaining of programs to reveal the year-round wonders and beauty of nature and also educating the public on how the proper care of plants can preserve the environment. What does FOBG do? "Helping to make this botanical wonderland a beautiful and enjoyable year-round learning experience for all visitors."
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. They are located at:
18410 Muncaster Road
Derwood, Md 20855
If you have a gardening question, call 301-590-9650
Plant Clinic schedules can be found on the Montgomery County Master Gardeners' website.
Talk with the plant and pest experts at Maryland Extension.
1-800-342-2507, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Outside Maryland, call 1-410-531-1757.
Or send a question by email.
US National Arboretum provides the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
The Home and Garden Section from the Washington Post includes more gardening tips and how-to's.
The New York Times writes about container gardening.
The Master Gardeners from Montgomery County Cooperative Extension will offer their highly popular plant clinics. Bring your ailing plants or any other gardening questions for expert advice. Free. No registration required.