Green Spring Gardens, Library
[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]
Green Spring Gardens' library is home to an informative and timely collection of over 3,000 volumes related to horticulture. The library enhances the education and curatorial programs of the gardens and is open to all visitors. The library is generously supported by the Friends of Green Spring (FROGS). Located in the Horticulture Center, the library is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, noon to 4:30 pm. The staff librarian is on duty Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Green Spring Master Gardener volunteers are usually available to assist library visitors in using the library. In order to maintain and preserve library materials, the library is non-circulating.
In the library's collection are titles on all things gardening -- from annuals to xeriscaping. The children's corner has fun, colorful, gardening storybooks. The children's corner also contains educational materials for teachers and parents to teach about gardening and nature.
The Library subscribes to approximately 30 magazines and receives newsletters from many local and national plant societies and garden clubs. A file of nursery catalogs for seeds, plants and gardening supplies is available as well as a community kiosk filled with information about local horticultural events.
The Library periodically accepts donations of gently used gardening books. Donated materials not selected for the library collection may be sold through the Friends of Green Spring Gardens used book sale that supports library services. The library maintains a wish list on Amazon.com of books it plans to add to its collection.