Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center open Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m.; 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.
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 horticultural reference library. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area.
Park grounds are open from dawn to dusk.

ADA AccessADA Renovations: The Park Authority is renovating many of Green Spring’s pedestrian routes for ADA compliance purposes. Work is expected to be completed in Winter 2019. Because of this work, select routes will be temporarily closed. Alternative routes are being provided. Thank you for your patience. For questions or comments, contact the ADA Coordinator:, 703-324-8727, TTY: 711 VA Relay

Upcoming Featured Events



1:30PM, (Adults) What was that insect I saw in the garden last summer? Why didn’t I see…



1:30PM, (Adult) Join the Friends of Green Spring in viewing the documentary, Five…



12:30PM, (Adults) Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the 14th annual Seed…



1:30PM, (Adult) Botanist and plant breeder John Boggan grows and writes about hardy…



1:30PM, (Adult) Winter is the perfect time to plan improvements to our gardens. Garden…



8:30AM, (Adults) Beauty, integrity and resilience. Can a garden have everything? Come…


Field Trips

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


Daisy scouts planting seeds