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  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens

[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]

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The Garden Gate Plant Shop
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 (K-5)
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 REGISTER

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.

ART SHOWS AT GREEN SPRING GARDENS
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.

Date Horticulture Center Historic House
June 29 - August 28 Ruth Ensley
Watercolor, mixed media and photography
Stanley Nartey
Photography
Kathy Ko
Oil painting
Reception for all three artists on Sun., July 10, 1-3 p.m.

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