Green Spring Gardens

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.
703-642-5173 TTY 711
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia
Judy Zatsick
Manager

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

Mar

02

10:30AM, (16-Adult) Join us for Green Spring Gardens' 3rd annual Plant Swap! Bring your…

Mar

04

8:00AM, (16-Adult) Includes motor coach and admission. The Philadelphia Flower Show is…

Mar

06

10:00AM, (16-Adult) Includes motor coach and admission. The Philadelphia Flower Show is…

Mar

08

1:30PM, (Adults) Have a damp or shady yard where it is difficult to grow flowering…

Mar

11

10:30AM, (3-5 years) Your preschooler will enjoy nature-themed activities and crafts…

Mar

16

10:30AM, (Adults) Branch out and try growing something different. Extension Master…

 

Notice

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.


Green Spring Gardens Spring Classes and Events

Discover spring Gardening at Green Spring Gardens with expert-led classes. Cultivate your skills amidst the spring blossoms!

  • Family Fun, March 16 or April 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., $10
  • Forest Bathing Walk in the Gardens, March 23 or May 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $35
  • Garden Artists - Flower Pressing, Sunday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., $15
  • Garden Artists - Flower Pressing, Sunday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., $15
  • Garden Sprouts Spring - Nature Playgroup, March 11, April 8, May 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., $12
  • Garden Talk, March 8, March 16, April 5, April 20 or May 10, $12
  • Spring Garden Day-May 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Free

Spring Garden Day-The Big Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens

This is a must-attend, free event for all gardeners!  Make a day at Green Spring Gardens for our Annual Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This popular event features a variety of vendors selling countless varieties of plants; from the tried-and-true varieties to the rare and unusual.  Go native with your plantings or add fruiting plants in your gardens.  Get garden advice from our Master Gardeners or enjoy local artists, food vendors, or baked goods though the Friends of Green Spring Park Bake Sale.

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Job Openings

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

Visit Nature and History Jobs to view the below job opportunities. 

  • Rental Coordinator (Visitor Services Assistant)
  • Gardener (Part-time year-round) (benefits eligible)
  • Nature Programs Assistant Instructor (for Youth and Families) (Part-time year-round)

For other park employment opportunities, visit the Park Authority jobs page.


Green Spring Gardens Winter Lecture Series

Unearth the secrets of successful gardening at Green Spring Gardens captivating winter lecture series. Join our expert horticulturists and discover a world of tips and insights to cultivate your gardens at home!

Activity Name Place Start Date Schedule Price Learn More

Garden Oddities

Green Spring Gardens

Feb. 04

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$12

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Spiders Fear to Fascination (Virtual)

Green Spring Gardens

Feb. 11

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$12

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Lotus for Any Garden

Green Spring Gardens

Feb. 18

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$12

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Journey of a Garden & its Gardener

Green Spring Gardens

Feb. 25

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$12

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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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