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,
Manager

Green Spring Gardens Events

Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Design

02/23/2019 1:00 pm


(16-Adult) Create a lush compote arrangement that holds the promise of spring. Join Certified Floral Designer Betty Ann Galway at Green Spring Gardens as she leads you step-by-step in putting together these beautiful, early spring flowers and light greens to take home. Later, reuse the container and practice what you have learned at home. The workshop runs from 1 to…

Winter Lecture: Uncommon Cut Flowers

02/24/2019 1:30 pm


(Adults) Grow plants that are beautiful outside and inside. Horticulturalist Karen Rexrode shares favorite plants that are both beautiful in the garden and as cut flowers.

Floral Design Workshop: Bird Nest Bouquet

03/02/2019 1:00 pm to 03/02/2019 2:30 pm


(16-Adult) Take your design skill to the next level with the creation of a floral design armature, a wonderful mechanic for supporting blossoms in a floral arrangement. Certified Floral Designer Betty Ann Galway takes you step-by-step in creating a stick armature “bird nest” to fill with spring flowers. This program at Green Spring Gardens runs…

Winter Lecture-Rose Care 101

03/03/2019 1:30 pm to 03/03/2019 2:30 pm


(Adults) At Green Spring Gardens, learn the fundamentals of selecting and growing fabulous roses. Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden horticulturalist Laurie McMinn will introduce you to old family heirloom roses, as well as many new roses that may become your favorites. McMinn shares the essentials of rose care and beyond, including pruning for spring…

Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA

03/04/2019 10:00 am to 03/04/2019 10:00 pm


(Adults) The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Flower Power, ties into the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. This year's show will also be hosting the Florists Transworld Delivery World Cup, a floral design competition. Each competitor representing a different country will make four different floral designs, all of which will be on display.…

Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA

03/06/2019 8:00 am to 03/06/2019 8:00 pm


(Adults) The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Flower Power, ties into the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. This year's show will also be hosting the Florists Transworld Delivery World Cup, a floral design competition. Each competitor representing a different country will make four different floral designs, all of which will be on display. Bring…

Winter Lecture: Vegetables Love Flowers

03/10/2019 1:30 pm


(Adults) Learn how to grow an organic garden where good bugs eat bad bugs, pollinators are abundant, and the beautiful bouquet on the table came from your garden. Flower Farmer Lisa Ziegler tells all at Green Spring Gardens as she shares why flowers are the missing piece in many vegetable gardens as they attract pollinators, beneficial insects and other good…

Watercolor Workshop: Wonky Watercolors

03/16/2019 9:30 am to 03/16/2019 3:30 pm


(16-Adult) Embrace imperfection as you experiment with watercolor techniques and textures. Instructor Marni Maree demonstrates drawing and painting techniques using only a few colors at Green Spring Gardens. Try your hand at these demonstrated techniques and enhance your skill set and appreciation of what you can do with this medium. A supply…

Family Fun-Go Native!

03/16/2019 1:30 pm to 03/16/2019 3:00 pm


(5-Adult) Discover the importance of native plants to the survival of Virginia’s animals. At Green Spring Gardens, learn what makes a plant invasive and why it should be removed. Instructors are from the Virginia Native Plant Society and Green Spring Gardens. The program runs from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. For more…

Art Shows at Green Spring Gardens

Horticulture Center

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
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Through February 24, 2019

“Art in the Garden”
 Vienna Art Society
 Paintings
 

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February 26 - April 28, 2019

“Beyond the Garden Gates”
 NOVA Plein Air Artists
 Paintings
 
 “The Beauty of Flowers”
 Patty Hankins
 Photographs

Reception: Saturday, March 2, 1-3 p.m.

Historic House

Wednesday-Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
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Through February 24, 2019

“Color in the Gardens”
 Washington Water Color Association
 Paintings

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February 26 - April 28, 2019

“Nature on Display”
 Ravensworth Elementary School
 Mixed Media
Reception: Saturday, March 2, 1-3 p.m.

Green Spring Gardens, Classes and Camps

See all classes and camps at Green Spring Gardens.