Last updated on 30 March 09
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Brighton Dam Azalea Garden

  3.4/5 (8 ratings)

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The azalea garden is situated on the banks of the Patuxent River, by Brighton Dam (built in 1942).  The 5 acre garden has over 20,000 azaleas and is provided by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Address - Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville, Maryland, USA, MD 20833
Opening times - Daily during the blooming season. Open 9am to 7pm.

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  • 12 months ago Anonymous said

    Just gorgeous! Beats any manmade garden that I have seen, including Longwood and Rockefeller. no lie!! because it's natural, not laid out like an art project like Longwood or some of these other gardens.

    (5.0/5)
  • over 2 years ago Anonymous said

    Never open, even when the posted hours say it should be.

    (1.0/5)
  • almost 3 years ago Cheryl Biggar Napfel said

    My husband and i just went last weekend and it was beautiful except for the deeper pink azaleas. They looked a little rough but we love going there and the pics we got were beautiful !! We recommend this place to all our friends !!!

    (4.0/5)
  • about 3 years ago Anonymous said

    They cut down half the azaleas in front to make a parking lot exclusively for certain tour buses when there's a parking lot across the street. It looks horrible and ruins the atmosphere of the place.

    Also, they limit people from being there at all during the peak season. The parking lot across the street gets closed off, they're just really rotten towards those able-bodied enough to make the tour.

    (2.0/5)
  • almost 4 years ago Anonymous said

    We went the day before Mothers Day which I thought was the peak for the blossoms. I would estimate 90% of the blossoms were gone compared to our visit last year. Was it the rainfall or some extreme in temperature?

    (2.0/5)

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