Brookside Gardens is honoring those we have lost by suspending one strand of crystals, in memory of each life lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County. Since March 6, 2020, when COVID-19 was first reported in Montgomery County, more than 1,400 county residents have died from the virus. “Facets of Hope” honors those we have lost by suspending one strand of crystals, in memory of each life lost in Montgomery County. They are suspended from the wisteria arbor located in the Rose Garden. New strands will be added through the duration of the exhibit.
Come and tour the tranquil grounds of Brookside Gardens. Visit this tribute and bring your memories, reflect, and heal. The intention of this experience according to Stephanie Oberle, Director of Brookside Gardens. The beauty of the exhibit will evolve through the seasons, as spring wisteria blossom, and then transforms in summer months as the roses bloom.
These strands are made if vintage crystals that are clear, molded glass or cut crystal. The sun peers through creating a prism of beaming colored light. The exhibit is on display March through September 2021.
Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden, and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. Admission to the gardens is free.