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

Jam Tasting Party

01/12/2019 10:00 am

(Adults) What’s the difference between jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves? Find out at Historic Green Spring as you sample an unusual range of these spreadable fruits, served with accompaniments and warm drinks. Hear about their long and fascinating history and learn new and surprising ways to enjoy them. The program runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the cost is…

Floral Design Workshop: Winter Blues

01/12/2019 1:00 pm

(16-Adult) Don’t let the chill in the air keep you from enjoying outdoor riches. Come to Green Spring Gardens and create a fun, fresh winter floral arrangement to adorn your home with the help of Certified Floral Designer Betty Ann Galway. The workshop runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please register for $39 program cost and the $30 supply fee. For more information, call…

Winter Lecture: Vegetables Love Flowers

01/13/2019 1:30 pm

(Adults) A flower farmer talks about organic gardening. Learn how good bugs and pollinators can help your garden.

Winter Lecture: Vegetables Love Flowers

01/13/2019 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…

Winter Lecture: What’s Buggin’ You?

01/20/2019 1:30 pm

(Adults) What was that insect I saw in the garden last summer? Why didn’t I see many butterflies? How can I have more fireflies in my backyard? Bring your bug questions and stories to this mid-winter information exchange about insects. Join entomologist Nate Erwin at Green Spring Gardens for a colorful slide show of insects and their associated plants, and then join…

Winter Lecture: What's Buggin' You?

01/20/2019 1:30 pm

(Adults) Bring your bug questions and stories to this mid-winter information exchange about insects. Join Entomologist Nate Erwin for a colorful slideshow of insects and their associated plants. Discuss those spineless creatures that do so much for and in our gardens.

Winter Lecture: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

01/27/2019 1:30 pm

(Adult) Join the Friends of Green Spring in watching the documentary, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. A discussion follows the film.

Winter Lecture: Pushing Limits of Tropical Plants

02/03/2019 1:30 pm

(Adult) Botanist and plant breeder John Boggan shares his experience and trials of growing beautiful tropicals and how you can succeed at pushing the growing zones.

Winter Lecture: Ideas From Europe

02/10/2019 1:30 pm

(Adult) Garden designer and international traveler Carolyn Mullet shares design images from her European garden travels that we can adapt and use for our own garden designs. Carolyn will show us how we can modify these foreign inspirations, both fun and functional.

Winter Lecture: Selecting and Planting Trees

02/17/2019 1:30 pm

(Adult) National Arboretum Head of Horticulture Scott Aker turns us into smarter consumers and gardeners as he illustrates how trees are marketed to homeowners. He offers tips on proper planting techniques and demonstrates a quick and easy way to determine a tree's health. Learn the trees that Scott recommends to homeowners.

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.

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 December 16

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 December 16

Master Art Copyists
Art Copies Nature

Green Spring Gardens, Classes and Camps

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