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.
Sunday, August 7 1-3 pm
THE VICTORIAN SEASIDE
(Adult) Victorians flocked to the seaside for day trips and holidays but how did the proper Victorian lady preserve respectability at the beach? Hear about Victorian seaside attractions and entertainments, and the bizarre inventions, regulations and fashions that preserved 19th century notions of modesty. Reservations required. $32/person.
Sunday, September 18 1-3 pm
ALL THE LORDS AND LADIES
(Adult) Do you know a countess from a duchess? An earl from a duke? Enjoy a teatime peerage primer as we explain the historical rules of title, rank and privilege. Hear about the nobility in modern Britain….and learn how to greet a blueblood when you meet one! Reservations required. $32/person.
Sunday, October 23 1-3 pm
A CRANBERRY CORNUCOPIA
(Adult) Colorful, versatile and nutritious, cranberries are a year-round treat. We’ll tell the fascinating story of this American native fruit, share innovative recipes, and offer ideas for holiday decorating with cranberries. Sample and take home a delicious cranberry sauce with a difference! Reservations required. $32/person.
Sunday, November 13 1-3 pm
TEA WITH LADY VIOLET
(Adult) Award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung returns to Green Spring to host afternoon tea as Downton Abbey’s irrepressible family matriarch. The Dowager Countess takes questions from guests as she mingles, chats, opines on the virtues of tradition and delivers her signature – and hilariously caustic – worldview! Favor bag included. Reservations required. $45/person.
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.