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.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Conners,
Manager

Green Spring Gardens Events

ART SHOWS AT GREEN SPRING GARDENS
Horticulture Center Hours
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-4:30 p.m.
Historic House Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4:30 p.m.

Date Horticulture Center Historic House
DECEMBER 19 - FEBRUARY 25

Vienna Arts Society
Various Media

Reception Sunday, January 7, 1 - 3 p.m.
 

NoVa Plein Air Group
Watercolor

Reception Sunday, January 7, 1 - 3 p.m.

FEBRUARY 27 - APRIL 29

The National Capital Area Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America
Asian brush painting

Reception Sunday, March 25, 1 - 3 p.m.
 

Winter Lecture Series: Trees Find Their Voice

01/21/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m., Green Spring historian Debbie Waugh reveals what trees tell us through the science of dendrochronology. Hear how tree-ring dating interprets long-ago environmental events and helps predict future trends. Discover fascinating findings of dendrochronology, from dating Viking ships to pinpointing a construction date for Green Spring's Historic…

Garden Buds

01/22/2018 10:00 am


(2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden one Monday a month at Green Spring Gardens. Your child enjoys different sensory materials out in the garden from 10 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. The cost is $5 per child. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Winter Lecture Series: The Humane Gardener

01/28/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m.In her eloquent plea for compassion and respect toward all species, author Nancy Lawson describes why and how you should welcome wildlife to your backyard. She discusses planting for wildlife, providing habitats that shelter baby animals, creating gardens free of poisons and hazards, cohabiting with pests, letting nature be your garden designer,…

Winter Lecture Series: Gardening in the South

02/04/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. JC Raulston Arboretum director Mark Weathington shares his years of experience gardening in Virginia and North Carolina. Learn regional plant picks, pest management, growing advice for the South, and styling tips to make an inviting garden space. More than a garden primer, Mark hopes to take you beyond the basics to hone your craft as a southern…

Winter Lecture: Gardening in the South

02/04/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) JC Raulston Arboretum director Mark Weathington shares his years of experience gar-dening in Virginia and North Carolina. Come to Green Spring Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to hone your craft as a southern gardener. Learn regional plant picks, pest management, growing advice for the South and styling tips to make an inviting garden space. The cost is $10…

Washington Garden Magazine Seed Exchange

02/10/2018 12:30 pm


(Adults) Washington Gardener Magazine co-hosts the 13th annual Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens with lectures, a face-to-face seed swap and other activities. The event from 12:30 to 4 p.m. costs $15 for FROGS and Washington Gardener Subscribers; $20 for everyone else. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Scandals in the City

02/11/2018 1:00 pm


(Adults) Historical presenter Elaine Flynn performs as flamboyant D.C. socialite Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt and one of the first global celebrities. Hear Alice “dish the dirt” on the scandalous goings-on she witnessed in Washington for most of her 96 years, including a few of her own! Reservations are required for this event…

Winter Lecture: Seeing Flowers

02/11/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) See what you’ve been missing at Green Spring Gardens. Author Teri Chace shares in-sight into the unique photo process in "Robert Llewellyn’s Seeing Flowers." Afterwards, bring a magnifier and macro lens to explore flowers in our collection. The program from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. costs $10. Call 703-642-5173.

Winter Lecture Series: Seeing Flowers

02/11/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. Get an intimate view of flowers with their divine proportion and summer secrets. Author Teri Chace shares insight into the unique photo process detailed in 'Robert Llewellyn's Seeing Flowers' and the details often missed, such as the amazing architecture of stamens and pistils, the subtle shadings on a petal and the secret recesses of nectar…

Eco-Savvy Symposium: Skyward Gardening

02/17/2018 8:30 am


(Adults) Learn approaches to small space gar-dening using rooftops, balconies and terraces. The symposium at Green Spring Gardens runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the cost is $58 per person. Call 703-642-5173.

Winter Lecture Series: Design Inspirations

02/18/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. Global gardens and wild places provide inspiration for garden design. Christopher Lloyd's long border, Burle Marx masterpieces or Jensen council rings, as well as boundless prairies and cathedral woodlands, are all grist for the designer's mill. Plantsman and author Cole Burrell explores landscapes, gardens, iconography and experiences that…

Winter Lecture Series: Harvesting Garden Water

02/25/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. Water harvesting involves strategies to manage and enhance the water resources on your land leading to healthier plants and lower water bills. Understanding and implementing a few simple water-harvesting techniques such as swales, hugelkultur beds and rain gardens can improve the way water moves through your yard and how effectively your…

Winter Lecture Series: Evergreen Azaleas

03/04/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. No southern garden would be complete without a beautiful azalea. Azalea expert Don Hyatt discusses the diversity of Asian evergreen azaleas, including old favorites, newer introductions and recent trends in hybridizing. You are sure to find a beauty to add to your collection.

Winter Lecture Series: Foodscape Revolution

03/11/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) 1:30 p.m. Foodscape design requires a balanced mix of flowering and edible plants. Plantswoman Brie Arthur shares her favorite perennials for the seasonal foodscape. Learn how to layer perennials with your favorite vegetables to increase beauty and pollinator activity. Discover management strategies to make your edible perennial border low-maintenance and…

Winter Lecture Series: Amazing Plants for Shade

03/18/2018 1:30 pm


(Adults) This colorful lecture by Gregg Tepper, director of horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Garden, provides an in-depth look at some amazing shade plants, both native and non-native. Learn about shade and about the incredible, diverse selection of plants that have adapted to the limitations, as well as advantages, of lower light conditions.

Green Spring Gardens, Classes and Camps

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