Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Mitchell ,

Outreach in Fairfax County

Adopt a Library Exhibits

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


Garden Consulting

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!

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

Speakers Bureau

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 Pat Henley at


A Master Gardener makes a presentation before a group of people


Virginia Cooperative Extension Help Desk

Get Gardening Information from Extension Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners sit at a help desk with multiple brochuresAt Green Spring Gardens
Speak with an EMG in person.
April - October
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


At Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
April – October
     Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - Noon
November – March
     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

Walk-ins welcome.


Help Desk Web Page

Wolf Trap: First Time Campers and Garden Tours

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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