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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.

December

Sunday, December 14
The White House of Christmas Past

Reservations required. 1-3 p.m. $29
(13 yrs. – Adult) Hear little-known anecdotes of presidential Christmas celebrations, spanning more than 200 years. Enjoy fascinating, funny, and poignant stories that include the first White House Christmas party of 1800, a West Wing Christmas Eve fire in 1929, and the Kennedy White House Christmas card that was never sent. After the program, enjoy a traditional English tea.

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.

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
Click to Register with Parktakes Online
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
Click to Register with Parktakes Online
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. .

 

A traditional English tea

Garden Stroll and Tea
Thursdays: August 14, September 18, & October 16


(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 past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea served in our 1784 historic house. 703-941-7987 for reservations. $29

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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