Ongoing Initiatives

Marye Wells-Harley Dream Camp Scholarship Fund

To honor Marye Wells-Harley’s legacy to parks and recreation in our area, The Marye Wells-Harley Dream Camp Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships for children and teens to attend the Montgomery Parks’ summer camp of their choice.  Summer camp provides fun and life-changing experiences to area children, but due to financial constraints, some children are sidelined. This Fund provides Montgomery County families facing financial challenges the opportunity to give their children the memorable experience of summer camp.


Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery Parks’ award-winning, 50-acre premier horticultural display garden located in Wheaton, MD. Brookside Gardens offers formal and landscaped gardens, conservatories filled with changing seasonal displays, educational programs for children and adults and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. 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.