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Green Spring Gardens, Historic Green Spring Programs


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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.

January

Sunday, January 11
CONSIDER CARNATIONS

1-3pm $32/person
(13- Adult) Carnations are perfect flowers for lush and substantial winter bouquets or arrangements. They are inexpensive, last well and come in almost every color. And, though much maligned, they can look elegant! Discover how to play up the carnation’s strengths to create simple yet sophisticated displays. Reservations required.

Sunday, January 25
CARICATURE: THE WICKED ART

1-3pm $32/person
(13-Adult) View exaggerated and comical illustrations that convey biting social satire. A gallery of bold and bawdy prints shows how talented caricaturists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries documented and ridiculed current events, fashions and social mores, and provided a humorous and illuminating “photo” archive of their time. Reservations required.

Friday, January 30
SCOTCH TASTING PARTY
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5-7pm $42/person
(Adults 21+) Enjoy a sampling of fine Scottish single malts in celebration of Burns Night, the annual commemoration of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. Budding connoisseurs learn about the ancient history of Scotch whisky and the fine art of making and tasting it. Enjoy traditional music and delectable Scottish accompaniments as you assess the unique characteristics of the "water of life" of the Highlands!

February

Sunday, February 1
TEA WITH TEMPO: MEET JOHN PHILIP SOUSA

1-3:30pm
(13- Adult) Meet the man behind the music. Historic re-enactor Ron Anzalone portrays composer and bandmaster John Philip Sousa, one of the most popular and prolific American musicians of all time. Anecdotes about his fascinating life and career reveal that “The March King” was also a skilled and amusing raconteur! Reservations required. $15 for the program only, or $38 for the program and afternoon tea.

Saturday, February 14
CHOCOLATE AND TEA TASTING PARTY
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10 am-noon $27/person
Celebrate the lovers’ holiday with a match made in heaven. Sample a sumptuous selection of fine chocolate accompanied by carefully chosen specialty teas. Discover that the proper pairing of chocolate and tea enhances the flavor nuances of both and that, like the perfect couple, they're even better together!

Saturday, February 21
CHEESE AND TEA TASTING PARTY
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10am-noon $27/person
Together, teas and cheeses offer well-balanced tastes, textures and aromas. Learn about teas and their cheese-mates as we explore the taste science behind the unlikely pair. Sample a range of cheeses and discover how the melting warmth of a complementary tea type creates an unexpected taste sensation.

March

Sunday, March 1
APPETITE FOR ART

1-3pm $32/person
(13-Adult) Food has been a central theme in art for centuries. Experience these two great pleasures together in a sumptuous selection of food-filled masterpieces which express cultural and social values by depicting the rituals, customs and symbolism of food and dining through the ages. Bon appetit! Reservations required.

Saturday, March 14
HISTORY SYMPOSIUM - Food in America
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9am-3pm $75/person
(Adults 18+) American cuisine,like the nation itself,is a melting pot. Explore historical influences on the American dinner table through lectures, exhibits and living history. Distinguished guest speakers discuss the influence of African food traditions, European culinary techniques, food technology innovations and more on America's palate. View classic American cooking films and enjoy a special guest appearance by legendary celebrity chef Julia Child. Lunch included. Call site for vegetarian request

 

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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