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's 50th Anniversary

October 24, 2020         1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Attend the 50th anniversary celebration.

Details coming.

50 Reasons to Love Green Spring Gardens

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Green Spring Gardens. As part of our celebration, once a week on our social media pages we're presenting one of 50 reasons to love Green Spring Gardens. As the year progresses, you'll find those 50 reasons here:

 1. Number one: Art shows. Green Spring showcases paintings and photography by local artists. There is a new exhibit every two months.

 2. Warm up in the Historic House with insightful and entertaining programs and afternoon tea.

 3. The Winter Lecture Series. A great lineup of horticulture and history speakers visit on Sunday afternoons through March. Sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring.

 4. Art Classes. Green Spring offers drawing and watercolor classes throughout the year.  

 5. Seeds. Not only are there seeds for sale in the gift shop, but Green Spring hosts an annual seed exchange for park visitors. 

 6. Winter blooms. Winter aconites, snowdrops, lentin roses and camellias are just some of our beautiful blooms that bring color to winter. 

 7. Witch Hazels. Green Spring has a nationally significant collection of more than 200 witch hazels. 

 8. Floral design workshops. You don't just learn how to grow flowers at Green Spring. You learn how to display them, too.  

 9. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Green Spring staff and volunteers are always happy to answer your gardening questions, especially during this 50th anniversary year.  

10. Beatrix Farrand. In celebration of Women's History Month,we took note of our Farrand landscape. You can learn more about this famous landscape designer at Green Spring's Historic House and on our web page.

11. Circles. On March 14, Pi Day, we celebrated circles of all kinds. What circular designs have you spotted at Green Spring?

12. Spring bulbs. These beautiful blooms brighten the winter landscape with an endless array of colors, shapes and sizes.

13. Rock gardens. The park has a beautiful collection of alpine and rock garden plants that burst with spring color.

14. Signs of Spring. Color everywhere.

15. Spring blooming trees. A variety of tree species bloom in early spring at Green Spring Gardens.

16. Orchids. Green Spring houses a spectacular display of orchids in the Glasshouse.

17. Our amazing volunteers! Volunteers keep Green Spring growing!

18. National Public Gardens Week. This year, the week (May 8-17) showcased the beauty of public gardens as a source of resilience in trying times.

19. Trails. Trails remained open during the site closure. They are one of main reasons visitors come to the gardens. Garden, forest, stream, or pond trails - which are your favorite?

20. Beautiful trees. With spring in full swing, Green Spring's trees don and show off their new foliage. Which majestic tree is your favorite?

21. Tea. Our Garden Tours and Tea programs are a visitor favorite.

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