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Green Spring Gardens Offers Programs This Winter

Green Spring Gardens gazeboIt may be frosty outside right now, but his spring your garden will be in need of care and attention. So take advantage of the opportunity to learn about gardens and gardening with these captivating programs offered at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA. From garden design and the creation of structures in your yard, to soil drainage and native plants! You’ll even find a wonderful session on snowflakes perfect for a family outing.

Garden Sprouts: Let It Snow
On Monday, January 7, 2013 from 11 until noon join in the adventure for children ages three to five with an accompanying adult as they listen to the story of Snowflake Bentley and learn how snow is made. Walk the gardens to see how winter changes our landscape then craft snowflakes of crystal, paper and pipe cleaners to take home. The cost is just $5 per child.

Garden Design
Enjoy two sessions garden design. The first will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person. Elin Haaga and Betsy Washington, George Washington Landscape Design instructors, present two lectures in this one session: What Kind of Garden Do You Want? and Garden Bones. In this double session you look at and discuss different garden styles and learn how to create the structure of the garden; paths, patios, pergolas and more. For more detailed information call 703-642-5173.

Garden design session two, slated for Saturday, January 19 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., also features presenters Haaga and Washington. They will present two lectures in this one session: Sun, Soil and Drainage and The Right Plants for the Right Places. In this double session you learn how to assess and improve your garden’s growing conditions, discover great plants, including natives, and create a sustainable garden. For more information call 703-642-5173. Program costs are $35.

You can register for any of these programs at Parktakes Online or by calling 703-222-4664. Green Spring Gardens offers something for everyone: a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse filled with tropicals, and a well-stocked horticultural reference library Visit at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria.

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