Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Conners,

Green Spring Gardens

Inspiration, Information for Gardeners

Green Spring Gardens is a must-visit park, a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It's an outdoor classroom, a museum, and a national historic site. Its mission is to connect the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.
The park has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops, a historic house, and a horticulture reference library. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping and gardening techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area.
Public gardens are special parks with special rules. Please see the "Public Garden Etiquette and Rules" before your visit.
Park grounds are open dawn to dusk.

Upcoming Featured Events



10:30AM, (All ages) What is mindfulness? How would you practice in the gardens and at…



11:00AM, (Kindergarten) Discover the world of the garden at Green Spring Gardens. Learn…



2:00PM, (Adults) Consider how the past 50 years have transformed women’s lives.…



12:00PM, (7-12 years) Join us on a Big Tree tour to explore beehives and big trees at…



9:30AM, (16-Adult) Some subjects just scream to be painted in watercolors, and orchids…


Public Garden Etiquette and Rules

Public Gardens are special parks with special rules that differ from the rules in other parks. Please observe these guidelines to keep everyone safe and to avoid damaging the gardens:

• No balloons or kites
• No balls, flying discs, or sporting equipment
• No bicycles or scooter riding on walkways
• Stay out of garden beds
• Leash dogs and clean up dog waste
• Commercial photography requires an FCPA permit. Call 703-642-5173

Thank you for protecting the gardens and sharing the park safely with other visitors.




Job Openings

View job details and application information for openings at Green Spring Gardens

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  • Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Gardens and Tours

A school bus with children nearby sits in front of Green Spring's horticultural center.


Daisy scouts planting seeds

Rental Facilities

Gazebo surrounded by blooming flowers

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