The Garden Gate Plant
Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.
Visit our plant sales area offering unusual, hard-to-find plants
nurtured by Green Spring's horticultural staff. The shop specializes in
plants that do well in our local growing conditions and offers plants
featured in Green Spring's gardens. A great opportunity to try
something new in your own landscape. FROGS members receive 10% off
plants in the Plant Shop.
Sunday, July 31
DUELING DESIGNERS AND TEA
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Two designers simultaneously create original floral arrangements using
identical materials. Discover how different creative styles, techniques
and approaches to design and materials are revealed in this highly
entertaining demonstration. Reservations required. $45 for the program
followed by a traditional English afternoon tea in our 1784 historic
house. $22 for the program only. Call Historic Green Spring at
703-941-7987 to register.
Thursday, August 4
READY, SET, GROW: AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This highly interactive, professional development workshop helps you
sprout successful learners in your PK-5 classroom. The workshop
features cross-curricular, standards-aligned lessons and resources that
use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to engage learners in
science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Leave with
resource kits full of curriculum, books, posters and a class set of
laminated Virginia maps. Free. Space is limited, and registration is
required. Call 703-642-5173 to register.
Saturday, August 20
NATIONAL HONEYBEE DAY
10 a.m. - noon
Where would we be without the honeybee? Celebrate this wondrous insect
with free activities and paid crafts for kids and adults. Meet a
beekeeper, see inside a beehive, learn a bee dance, do a bee scavenger
hunt, learn how bees are important to our food supply, get tips on
growing a pollinator garden and purchase a pollinator starter garden.
One craft ticket allows you to make a garden marker, roll a beeswax
candle, sample floral honey and more. This program is intended for ages
7 to adult. Advance registration for a craft ticket is recommended.
$12/person for a craft ticket.
National Honeybee Day
Saturday, August 27, 9
a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, noon - 3:30 p.m.
31st ANNUAL BEGONIA SHOW AND SALE
Feast your eyes on this show sponsored by the Potomac branch of the
American Begonia Society. Be tempted with splashes of color and shape
for homes and greenhouses that last long after frosts have put our
outdoor gardens to bed. The sale offers a wide variety of begonias,
including subtropical species. Free admission.
Saturday, September 10,
9 am-3 pm.
FALL GARDEN DAY
PLANT SALE AND MORE
Fall is a great time to plant, and Green Spring Gardens is hosting
numerous local plant and garden craft vendors to satisfy your gardening
needs. A silent auction, bake sale, live music, food and kids' table
add to the festivities. Come and support one of Virginia's most
innovative public gardens. Free admission. SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF
Saturday, October 15, 9
BEAUTY IN SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM
During this half-day symposium, learn how to create and care for a
home garden that is a source for beauty, labor savings and
environmental change. Get to know lovely native alternatives and
rethink traditional gardening practices that are at odds with nature's
rhythms. Virginia Native Plant Society's Laura Beaty and renowned
landscape designer Larry Weaner show you how to create stunning gardens
in harmony with the ecological processes in nature. Book signing to
Sunday, December 4
GARDENERS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
12-4 p.m. Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the garden. This
festive day is for gardeners of all ages, individuals and families.
Register in advance for the 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. children's puppet show
listed on page 6, enter the annual gingerbread house contest, and catch
a ride on the trackless train, $3/person. Sponsored by Friends of Green
ART SHOWS AT GREEN SPRING
Horticulture Center Hours
Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-4:30 p.m.
Historic House Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4:30 p.m.
August 30-October 23
Springfield Art Guild
October 25-December 18
Richard & Ava Neff
Fabric, oil painting & encaustic painting
Ravensworth Elementary School students
Oil, acrylic and watercolor painting and pastels