Green Spring Gardens

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.
703-642-5173 TTY 711
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.

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Upcoming Featured Events



1:30PM, (Adult) Colorful bulbs can turn an ordinary garden into extraordinary. Planted…



1:30PM, (16-Adult) The limited flowers and foliage in winter provide us with a great…



10:30AM, (3-5 years) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you…



10:00AM, (Adults) Extension Master Gardener docents lead a special “Grand Tour” of Green…



10:30AM, (5-Adult) Learn the process of flower and leaf pressing and create your own…



1:30PM, (16-Adult) This fall head back into the garden for some end-of-season…



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.


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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.




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