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McCrillis Gardens

6910 Greentree Rd,,
Bethesda, MD 20817
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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McCrillis Gardens is a beautiful and historic garden located in Bethesda, Maryland. This garden was created in the early 1950s and has since become a popular destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The garden covers over 100 acres of land and is filled with a variety of different types of plants, trees, and flowers, making it a truly unique and awe-inspiring place to visit.

The history of McCrillis Gardens is quite fascinating. The land was originally owned by the McCrillis family, who used it as a working farm for many years. However, in the 1950s, the family decided to transform the farm into a public garden, and the McCrillis Gardens were officially opened to the public in 1955. Over the years, the garden has undergone many changes and renovations, but the family’s commitment to preserving the beauty and tranquility of the garden remains unchanged.

McCrillis Gardens is open to the public from dawn until dusk, every day of the week. Visitors are welcome to explore the garden at their own pace, take in the beauty of the flora and fauna, and enjoy a relaxing picnic or stroll. The garden is also a popular destination for families, as there are several areas designated specifically for children to play and explore.

In addition to its beautiful gardens, McCrillis Gardens also offers a variety of educational and cultural events throughout the year. Visitors can attend workshops and lectures on gardening, botany, and nature, or attend concerts and performances in the garden’s amphitheater.

One of the most popular features of McCrillis Gardens is the Children’s Garden, which is a special area designed specifically for children. This area is filled with fun and educational activities, including a butterfly house, a sensory garden, and a variety of interactive exhibits. Children can learn about the natural world and the importance of preserving the environment through hands-on activities and experiences.

McCrillis Gardens

6910 Greentree Rd,
Bethesda, MD 20817

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McCrillis Gardens is in our standard portraits service area.


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April – November

Parking info:

No parking is available immediately at McCrillis Gardens. When school is not in session, parking is available at the Woods Academy across the street. At other times, street parking is available on Renshaw Drive.

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