Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Zatsick,

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.

Department Resources

Upcoming Featured Events



1:00PM, (16-Adult) Enjoy the outdoors inside by creating a beautiful terrarium. Begonia…



1:30PM, (Adults) Join celebrated landscape designer and winner of the 2021 Philadelphia…



10:30AM, (16-Adult) Grow flowers, vegetables and herbs from seed and expand your garden…



1:00PM, (5-Adult) Escape the cold winter weather and transport yourself to the tropics…



1:30PM, (Adults) Join landscape architect Preston Montague for a virtual discussion on…



9:30AM, (16 - Adult) Artist Marni Maree helps you create a paper "palette" using…



Commercial photography at Green Spring Gardens requires an FCPA permit. See our photography guidelines or call 703-642-5173.

All visitors must follow our garden rules.

Job Openings

Full-Time Position

Part-Time Positions

  • Adult Education Coordinator/Instructor
  • Assistant Garden Plot Coordinator

To view part-time positions, go to Nature & History Jobs and scroll down to Green Spring Gardens.

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.




Gardens and Tours

The rose garden, one of the garden tour stops at Green Spring Gardens.


Daisy scouts planting seeds

Rental Facilities

Gazebo surrounded by blooming flowers

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