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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
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[ 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.

July

Sunday, July 26
DUELING FLORAL DESIGNERS

1-3:30pm $45/person for program and tea
$22/person for program only
(13-Adult) Two designers simultaneously create original floral arrangements using identical materials. You can see them, but they cannot see each other. Discover how different creative styles, techniques and approaches to design and materials are revealed in this highly entertaining demonstration. Reservations required.

August

Sunday, August 16
A HISTORY OF SUGAR AND DESSERT

1-3:30pm $45/person for program and tea
$22/person for program only
(13-Adult) Food historian Joyce White explores the history of sugar cane in Western culture, from medieval to Victorian times. Hear about its early medicinal uses, its role in courtly dining rituals and the masterful sugar sculptures that became the focal point of the Tudor banquet. After the presentation, sample an assortment of historic sweets and confections. Reservations required.

 

A traditional English tea

GARDEN TOUR AND TEA
Thursdays, 1 - 3 p.m.
July 16, August 13, September 17
$32/person

(13 yrs. and older) Tour some of the glorious demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring Gardens' past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. 703-941-7987 for reservations.

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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