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, 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, May 8 1:30-3 pm & 4-5:30
MOTHER'S DAY TEA
(13-Adult) Indulge in a sumptuous Mother's Day-themed tea menu as we pay tribute to mothers everywhere. Take our Mother's Day quiz to learn all about this traditional rite of spring and earn the opportunity to take home a beautiful door prize! Favor bag included. Reservations required. $47/person.
Sunday, June 5 1-3:30 pm
(Adult) Learn how to crystallize edible flowers, herbs and fruits. Chef and event planner Nora Burgan demonstrates the process, shares the Old World origins of these delicate confections and shows how to use them as elegant garnishes. Enjoy samples of these exquisite candied creations! Reservations required. $45 for the program and tea or $22 for the program only.
Sunday, June 26, 1-3 pm
A LEGACY OF LACE
(Adult) Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein displays lace items and lace-making tools and explains how this luxury fabric has been used as a fashion adornment for centuries. Hear about the origins of lace and its unlikely history. View slides of famous women resplendent in lace. Reservations required. $42 for the program and tea or $15 for the program only.
Sunday, July 17 1-3 pm
SOUVENIRS: TCHOTCHKES OR TREASURES?
(Adult) Knickknacks and sentimental mementos of vacations are tangible memory keepers that preserve the past. Discover the origins of “tourist art” and consider souvenirs as historical storytellers, from ancient relics and keepsakes to t-shirts and key chains! Take home a souvenir of Historic Green Spring. Reservations required. $32/person
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.