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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,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, June 11, 1-3 p.m.
Tea at the Royal Court

(13-Adult) Female vocal ensemble Seraphim offers melodic glimpses into the lives of the ladies of King Henry VIII’s court. Songs, dances and conversations shed entertaining light on life at the royal court, its central role in the musical culture of the day, and the king’s own songwriting talent. Reservations required. $45/person for the performance & afternoon tea or $18 for performance only.

Saturday, June 24, 1-3 p.m.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac

(Adults) This year we celebrate a total solar eclipse….and the 225th anniversary of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Hear about the origins of the venerable and beloved calendar of the heavens and its “secret formula” for prediction as we honor its quirky wit and wisdom and assess its track record of accuracy. Reservations required. $32/person for the program & tea or $12 for program only.


Sunday, July 9, 1-3 p.m.
Fashion Diplomacy

(Adults) Discover fashion’s historical role in international diplomacy. Consider the importance of wardrobe choices for visiting – and hosting - heads of state as we showcase master strokes and tactical errors of kings, queens, presidents and first ladies in dressing for the occasion. Reservations required. $32/person for the program & tea or $12 for program only.

Sunday, July 23, 1-3:30 p.m.
Amelia Earhart: Dreams Take Flight

(13 - Adult) Award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung performs as courageous aviatrix Amelia Earhart in a rousing portrayal of this dynamic heroine of women’s rights. Hear about her astonishing life and career and meet the personalities who were part of her journey. Re-live the days before her dramatic disappearance 80 years ago. Reservations required. $45/person for the program & tea or $18 for program only.


Sunday, August 6, 3-4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Teas with a Difference

(Adults 21+) Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week in Britain with a special “Royale Tea,” offering your choice of a glass of champagne at the beginning or sherry at the end. Discover playful twists on teatime traditions offered across the UK this week... and alternative afternoon teas served up year-round! Reservations required. $42/person.

Sunday, August 20, 1-3 p.m.
The People’s Princess

(Adults) Twenty years after her death the story of Diana, Princess of Wales still captivates the world. Look back at her intensely public and turbulent life and its impact on the British monarchy as we remember the many faces of Diana: fairy tale princess, style icon, humanitarian, and mother. Reservations required. $32/person for the program & tea or $12 for program only.

Thursdays, June 22, July 20, and August 17 1-3 p.m.

(13-Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who inspires you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Reservations required. $32/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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