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.
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
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.
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.