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Green Spring Gardens, Historic Green Spring Programs


  • 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 ]

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, 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.

December

December 10, 11, and 13, 4:30-6 pm
CANDLELIGHT TEA: A PLUM PUDDING CHRISTMAS

(13-Adult) Learn about the famous and often misunderstood Christmas pudding – also known as plum or figgy pudding – that generations of carolers have demanded. Enjoy a serving of this ancient and delicious tradition of the British Christmas table and take home a festive favor bag. Reservations required. $45/person

January

Sunday, January 24, 1 - 3:30 pm
A DULCIMER WINTER TEA

(Adult) Enjoy an afternoon of warm tea and beautiful music. Musician Jody Marshall showcases the distinctive sounds of the hammered dulcimer with her wide-ranging repertoire. Jody tells the story of this versatile and expressive instrument that suits a variety of musical genres, traditional and contemporary alike. Reservations required. $38/person.

February

Sunday, February 14, 1 - 3 pm
VALENTINE’S DAY TEA: ROYAL ROMANCES

(Adult) Celebrate royal love stories throughout history, from Anthony and Cleopatra to William and Kate. Hear about passion in the palace: scandalous liaisons, real-life Cinderellas, enduring and not-so-enduring love matches, and royal romances that changed the course of history. Enjoy a special Valentine’s tea menu and favor bag. Reservations required. $45/person.

Sunday, February 28, 1 - 3 pm
LEAP DAY TEA

(Adult) Celebrate this year’s bonus day! Learn how Leap Day keeps us in alignment with the stars and hear about historic events that have happened on February 29. Discover the folklore and superstition surrounding Leap Day and ponder its implications as you plan for an extra day on your calendar. Is it just another day, or a true gift of time? Reservations required. $32/person.

TASTING PARTIES AT HISTORIC GREEN SPRING
English tea NOT included. Enjoy a presentation, then sample different types of a specific food or drink with accompaniments. Learn how to taste with all your senses and expand your culinary knowledge. Register online or call 703-642-5173. Out-of-county registrants add $2.

Saturday, November 21, 4-6 pm
SCOTCH AND CHEESE TASTING PARTY Click to Register with Parktakes Online

(Adults 21 yrs.+) Few foods so perfectly complement Scotch whisky as cheese. Both have unique and wide-ranging flavor profiles so there's a cheesy counterpart for each distinctive pour. Sample delicious cheese and single-malt pairings, and learn how to savor the two separately and together. $60/person.

Saturday, January 16, 10-11:30 am
TEA TASTING: TEAS FOR WINTER HEALTH Click to Register with Parktakes Online

(Adult) A steaming cup of tea offers warmth, comfort and health benefits throughout cold and flu season. Taste a variety of the best teas and herbal infusions to boost immunity and cure the winter blues. Learn about their medicinal properties and discover new healthful brews to enjoy year round. Take home a sample. $22/person.

Saturday, March 5, 10-11:30 am
TEA TASTING: BLOOMING TEAS Click to Register with Parktakes Online

(Adult) Sample a glorious range of hand-tied blooming display teas. Artisanal crafted tea balls bloom into beautiful floral displays in the cup or pot as hot water is added. Learn about the art of display teas and enjoy their many flavors as they put on a show. Take home a tea bloom. $25/person.

 

A traditional English tea

Private Events for All Occasions

 Private groups can reserve a customized presentation or docent-led tour of the gardens, followed by a full afternoon tea or light refreshments at the house. Private tasting parties are also available. Call us for information. 703-941-7987.

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