Green Spring Gardens

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

Department Resources

Outreach in Fairfax County

Extension Master Gardeners create informational displays on a variety of horticultural topics. The exhibits are displayed at public libraries throughout Fairfax County. 

Two Master Gardeners stand next to a gardening exhibit in a library


Several hands holding multiple vegetablesEMGs offer consulting on horticulture and garden development to schools, senior centers and other civic groups. Current examples are:

  • USO-Metro Hospital Resiliency Gardening Program at Fort Belvoir. This is a therapeutic gardening program for active duty service members.
  • Woodburn Crisis Care Center. EMGs, in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Health, developed vegetable, sensory and woodland gardens at Woodburn. The gardens were created for use by the residents and staff in therapeutic horticulture programs. 

Ready, Set, Grow is an education project in collaboration with 4-H. It provides in-class, hands-on learning enrichment to Fairfax County 4th-grade students. More information

Need a speaker for your garden club, HOA, church or other civic group? Green Spring EMGs are available to give presentations on a variety of horticultural topics. They also give talks at local libraries. To request a speaker, please contact Charles Kackley at


A Master Gardener makes a presentation before a group of people


Get Gardening Information from Extension Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners sit at a help desk with multiple brochuresAt Green Spring Gardens

The VCE Master Gardener Help Desk is open from April through October from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Green Spring Horticulture Center.


Have gardening questions? The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk can help.


A Master Gardener and several campers look at soilExtension Master Gardeners assist at the First Time Campers program held at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Wolf Trap in conjunction with Scouts BSA Troop 55 for fifth and sixth-graders. 


EMGs maintain the Woodland Shade Garden at Wolf Trap. Docent-led tours of the garden are available. 

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