Green Spring Gardens, Historic Green Spring Programs
[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]
Historic Green Spring Programs
Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.) A traditional English tea follows each program,m except where noted. Schedule a private tea program for your next bridal shower, birthday or other special occasion. Private tasting parties are also available. Call for details.
Thursday, December 8 4:30 - 6
Saturday, December 10 4:30 - 6 pm
Sunday, December 11 4:30 - 6 pm
CANDLELIGHT TEA: A VERY BRITISH CHRISTMAS
(Adult) Discover the distinctly British traditions of Christmas and New Year as we reveal customs of the festive season across the pond: Boxing Day, Hogmanay, mince pies and more explained! Sample delicious staples of the British Christmas table and take home a special “favour.” Reservations required. $45/person.
Saturday, January 14 10-11:30 am
HOT DRINKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
(Adults) Purple corn, yak butter, orchid root, ginger and more. Sample an eclectic selection of traditional hot drinks from all corners of the globe. Hear about their origins, ingredients and healthful qualities as you discover a whole new world of flavorful winter beverages. $27/person.
Saturday, January 21 1-3:30 pm
NO MERE TRIFLE
(Adults) Trifle is the quintessential English dessert with a long history. Chef and event planner Nora Burgan explores the origins of this creamy, delectable classic and demonstrates how to make a modern-day version with ease. Enjoy a delicious sampling and learn how to create other show-stopping variations. Reservations required. $45 for the program and tea or $18 for the program only.
Saturday, February 11 1-3:30 pm
PUNCH: A CUP OF HISTORY
(Adults) Luke Pecoraro, Director of Archaeology at Mount Vernon, presents the history of punch, the popular drink of sailors, explorers and patriots for more than four centuries. Hear about its origins and traditional ingredients and taste one or two of George and Martha Washington's favorite punch recipes. Reservations required. $42 for the program and tea or $18 for the program only.
Tuesday, February 14 1-3 pm
VALENTINE'S DAY TEA
(Adults) Celebrate the day of love and flowers with an elegant afternoon tea. Explore the lore and legend of St. Valentine with our special quiz and earn a chance to take home a beautiful door prize. Favor bag included. Reservations required. $36/person.
Sunday, March 5 1-3 pm
THE INVENTION OF SHOPPING
(Adults) Explore the changing face of shopping through the ages, from market stalls and fairs to arcades and department stores. Learn about the innovations that helped us shop for necessities, shop for status, shop to socialize and shop as therapy as we discuss the fascinating history of counter culture. Reservations required. $32/person.
Sunday, March 19 1-3:30 pm
THE SHAPELY STORY OF THE CORSET
(Adults) Bone up on the fascinating history of the corset, an indispensable element of fashionable dress for more than 400 years. Antique clothing collector Caroline Hottenstein presents the controversies surrounding the much-maligned foundation garment and showcases its construction with corsets from her collection. Reservations required. $45 for the program and tea or $18 for the program only.