Green Spring Gardens

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.
703-642-5173 TTY 711
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia
Judy Zatsick

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Intertwined - Women, Nature & Climate Justice

06/01/2024 10:00 am to 06/01/2024 11:30 am

(16-Adult) Dr. Rebecca Kormos, wildlife biologist, filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer, will discuss her new book, Intertwined: Women, Nature and Climate Justice. Learn how women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, hold critical knowledge about nature, yet are excluded from forums making decisions about the future of the…

Fairfax Poet Laureate - Pride Month Poetry Workshop

06/01/2024 1:00 pm to 06/01/2024 2:30 pm

This Pride Month Poetry Reading features poetry from some of the region’s most prominent LGBTQ+ poets including Gowri Koneswaran and Danielle Badra.

Registration is required for this free event.

Family Fun - Native Bee Hotel

06/01/2024 1:00 pm

(4-Adult) Learn about our native bees and why they are so important before going on a walk through the gardens to see them in action. See how many different bee species you can find at Green Spring Gardens. Make your very own bee hotel to take home to your garden that will attract native solitary bees, which are small and gentle bees that rarely sting. All attendees,…

Garden Talk - Alternatives for Invasive Plants

06/08/2024 10:30 am

(Adults) Give bullying plants an inch and they’ll take over your yard. Fairfax County has an ordinance against bamboo. Come listen to Extension Master Gardeners give you alternatives to grow instead. You’ll be amazed at the choices you have.

Garden Tour and Ice Cream

06/15/2024 10:00 am

(Adults) Tour the vibrant summer gardens with a Green Spring Master Gardener docent. Finish at the Historic House lawn to enjoy delicious ices, served with toppings and garnishes.

Concert in the Garden 

06/20/2024 6:00 pm to 06/20/2024 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn, and kick back and relax while listening to the sounds of live entertainment.

There's also fun, interactive kids activities.

This family friendly concert is free.

Growing Low - Designing with Groundcover Plants

06/22/2024 9:30 am

(Adults) Groundcovers can be a great accent in the garden with many flowering and evergreen options for sun or shade. Join Green Spring Gardens staff for a short lecture on how to use groundcovers to solve design challenges, followed by a walk around the grounds to view some of our gardeners’ favorites. Dress for the weather.

Drawing Workshop-Wildflower Illustration

06/22/2024 9:30 am

(Adults) Use your basic drawing or painting skills to illustrate wildflowers. Artist and instructor Caroline Hottenstein shows you how to use pen and ink, watercolor, graphite, and colored pencils to capture and highlight details. Previous drawing experience encouraged. Add to session notes: Please bring a bag lunch. Supply list will be emailed before class.

Begonia Show | Aug. 17-18

08/17/2024 9:00 am

Presented by the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society. Admire the kaleidoscope of begonia varieties. Society members will be on hand to answer questions and to give guidance in begonia selection.

This free two-day event takes place Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Dog Daze

09/07/2024 9:00 am to 09/07/2024 1:00 pm

Join the Fairfax County Park Authority for the annual Dog Daze event!This end-of-the season dog event benefits parks through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will have the opportunity to swim and frolic throughout The Water Mine.

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