Montgomery Parks to Host GreenFest Celebration at Brookside Gardens on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023

GreenFest in the Gardens is part of a two-day celebration with Montgomery County: the second festival, GreenFest in the City, takes place Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Marian Fryer Town Plaza. Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is participating in a two-day GreenFest celebration during Earth Day weekend Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023. The event includes GreenFest in the Gardens at Brookside Gardens and GreenFest in the City at Marian Fryer Town Plaza in downtown Wheaton. “This is our third year participating in GreenFest by hosting a fun, educational event at Brookside Gardens,” said Mike Riley, director of Montgomery Parks. “Brookside Gardens is the perfect venue for this event – where attendees can enjoy the beautiful 52 acres of gardens while learning practical ways to help the environment.” 

GreenFest in the Gardens: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Brookside Gardens (1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902)

GreenFest in the City: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Marian Fryer Town Plaza (2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902)

GreenFest in the Gardens will highlight ways to preserve and protect the environment with over 25 environmental non-profits, an electric landscape equipment exhibit, Master Gardener Plant Clinic and demonstrations on composting and sustainable gardening.  The event will feature children’s activities, free tree giveaways, plant vendors and an arts and crafts fair. Food will be available for sale, including vegetarian and vegan options  GreenFest will have an on-site sign language interpreter, a sensory retreat tent, and a wheelchair-accessible shuttle cart.  For more information and to request other reasonable modifications, please visit the park’s web page about inclusive special events and programs.

GreenFest in the City takes place in downtown Wheaton at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza and will highlight ways everyone can green their home and commute. There will be an electric car show, local artisan and craft vendors, music and activities for all ages.GreenFest is the largest annual environmental festival in Montgomery County, organized by a coalition of public, non-profit, and university partners. More information about GreenFest can be found online at

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