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 Events


Concert in the Garden


06/26/2018 5:00 pm

(All ages) Be our guests for a live musical concert in the gardens at Green Spring celebrating the Friends of Green Spring 25th anniversary. Enjoy dinner from the food truck or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn. The Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) Board will lead fun activities for the kids beginning at 5 p.m. and will serve complimentary cake and lemonade…

Family Fun: Meet a Horticulturist

07/07/2018 10:00 am

(5-Adult) Budding junior gardeners and their parents can meet a horticulturist at Green Spring Gardens and learn about the work they do at our public garden. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of our growing areas and try your hand at some gardening tasks. The program runs from 10 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

07/19/2018 1:00 pm

(Adults) Tour the glorious demonstration gardens with a Master Gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring Gardens past and present. After­ward, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea at the historic house. The tour and tea run from 1 to 3 p.m., and the cost is $32 per person. Reservations are required. For more information, call…

Smartphone Nature Photography Workshop

07/21/2018 9:30 am

(16-Adult) Learn techniques to improve your smartphone nature photography at Green Spring Gardens with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting and how to use your camera settings. Practice what you learned with an in-class, garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. The class…

Tips & Tools for Timesaving Garden Care

07/28/2018 9:30 am

(Adults) Finding time and energy to keep your yard and garden thriving is always a challenge. Learn how to work smarter, not harder. Get timely tips and strategies for keeping a beautiful garden from seasoned horticulturalist Karen Rexrode. Karen shows you how to make the most of your garden efforts and which tools can help you get the job done. For more…

Visual Arts Workshop: Seeing Beauty

07/28/2018 2:00 pm

(Adults) Photography instructor Tuan Pham joins you at Green Spring Gardens and helps you seek artistic beauty, sharpen your perception of the natural world and learn how to capture that new vision for your photography or other visual arts. Lessons teach insightful observation, combined with the presenter’s own experience in nature photography and mindfulness…

Floral Design: Color Confidence

08/11/2018 1:00 pm

(Adults) Join floral designer Betty Ann Galway in this demonstration on color theory in floral design. Betty Ann shows you different combinations that demonstrate the monochromatic, analogous, complementary and triadic color combinations in cut flowers, along with the whens and whys of choosing these combinations. Come away with the tools you need to have color…

Plants & Design: Grow a Fruit Tree

08/18/2018 9:30 am

(Adults) Whether you have a small or large landscape there's always room for a fruit tree or two. Horticulturalist Nancy Olney highlights some unusual fruits like figs, dates, persimmons and blueberries that you can grow without pesticides. Learn how to care for these plants and optimize fruiting. Take home a rooted cutting from our fig tree to get started. For…

33rd Annual Begonia Show and Sale


08/25/2018 9:00 am

The Annual Begonia Show and Sale brought to you by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society returns again in 2018 to Green Springs Gardens. Come and enjoy the many varieties of the popular Begonias brought to you by local growers. Want to take one home with you? The sale offers a wide variety of Begonias to choose from, including those hard to find…

Container Workshop: Geometric Garden Terrarium

08/25/2018 1:00 pm

(16-Adult) Enjoy the outdoors inside by creating a beautiful, hanging, geometric terrarium. Begonia enthusiast Johanna Zinn provides information on this versatile genus and teaches you techniques for creating the perfect terrarium. Modern, metal terrarium, plants, soil and care instructions provided. Please register for program and supply fee. Please call…

Green Spring Gardens, Classes and Camps

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