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.

Upcoming Featured Events



10:30AM, (Adult) Colorful bulbs can turn a garden from ordinary to extraordinary.…



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



1:00PM, (5-Adult) This iconic gourd has a unique life cycle and contributes to its…



1:00PM, (Adult) Hear hair-raising stories of hauntings and ghost hunters that pose…



10:00AM, (4-Adult) Join us on the first Saturday of each month to learn about different…



4:00PM, Pairing scotch whisky with food is a growing trend. Discover which scotch…


The Garden Gate Plant Shop is open for in-person shopping Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Sundays noon-3:00 p.m. The shop is also accepting phone orders with curbside pickup.

See the Plant List and Instructions

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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