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

Plants & Design: DIY Children’s Garden


10/20/2018 9:30 am

(Adults) Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers share details of their Green Spring Children’s Garden makeover to help you plan your own children’s garden at school or home. Learn creative ways to incorporate essential elements of a garden play space: digging, hiding, building, climbing, parts and pieces. Get a list of plants that work well in a…

Poisonous Plants Garden Tour

10/27/2018 10:00 am

(13-Adult) How deadly does your garden grow? A Master Gardener docent at Green Spring Gardens will tell tales of wicked plants hiding in plain sight, showcasing obvious culprits, and some surprises. Learn which to weed out and which we can live with. Enjoy refreshments at the Historic House, including edible flowers. The program from 10 to 11:30 a.m. costs $15 per…

Family Fun: Bird Walk

11/10/2018 9:00 am

(5-Adult) Bring the family to Green Spring Gardens for a guided bird walk through the autumn gardens where birds are preparing for winter. Bring your field glasses, if you have them, and we’ll provide you with a bird search sheet. Warm up with some hot cider and talk with our guide about the birds we see and hear. The program runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and the cost…

Garden Photography Workshop Series

11/10/2018 9:30 am

(Adults) Learn to see and compose great garden images beyond simple photographic documentation at Green Spring Gardens. From smartphones to the big DSLRs, photographer and instructor Jim Seith will introduce you to techniques, equipment, composition, processing, software and workflow available to take your images to the next level. Use the beautiful gardens at Green…

Workshop: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

11/18/2018 1:00 pm

(16-Adult) Make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece to make your dining table festive. Designer Chuck Mason will lead you through fresh flower designs and techniques for adding dried materials and fresh fruit to your floral creation. This workshop at Green Spring Gardens runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and the cost is $39 per person, plus a $25 supply fee. For more…

Gardeners Holiday Open House

12/02/2018 12:00 pm to 12/02/2018 4:00 pm

Decorations, seasonal displays, music and food at one of the Washington area's premier gardens. A family day that includes a puppet show.

Gardeners Holiday Puppet Show

12/02/2018 1:00 pm

A festive, holiday puppet show by the professional troupe Bob Brown Puppets.

Gardeners Holiday Puppet Show

12/02/2018 3:00 pm

A festive, holiday puppet show by the professional troupe Bob Brown Puppets.

Art Shows at Green Spring Gardens

Horticulture Center

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Through October 28

Melanie Bikowski
Art & Soul
Suzie Scollon
Birds in Branches
Ceramic Tiles
Chris Fedderson
The Color of Water

October 30 to December 16

Reception: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m.

Springfield Art Guild
Art in the Garden
Mixed Media

Nereide Elllis
Shadows & New Views

Historic House

Wednesday-Sunday: 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Through October 28

Helena O’Neill
Nature in Paint & Paper
October 30 - December 16

Reception: Sunday, Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m.

Mary Zilberfarb
Serendipitous Encounters

Green Spring Gardens, Classes and Camps

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