Yes, the azalea gardens out at Brighton Dam are far behind schedule this spring. Not to say they aren’t lovely but they won’t have peaked even at Mother’s Day, the traditional visit weekend.
They look like this.
And not like this from a few years back.
This picture from 2012 was in April. A much warmer winter and early spring.
Those white azaleas. Looked like this yesterday.
They need a few more warm days to open.
Still, not a bad place to have a picnic lunch. The south side of the property has a picnic area, with a playground and tables and grills.
You can’t picnic in the azalea gardens, but you can enjoy these bright spring days just west of the center of Howard County. Right over the county line.
My suggestion. If you can, hit the gardens early next week. Avoid the crowds and take a picnic lunch.