Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Zatsick,

Department Resources

Outreach at Green Spring Gardens

Demonstration Gardens

Extension Master Gardeners design and maintain four demonstration gardens
at Green Spring Gardens. 

Green Spring's Children's Garden

The Children's Garden at Green Spring


Green Spring's Discovery Garden

The Discovery Garden at Green Spring


Green Spring's Edible Garden

The Edible Garden at Green Spring



Notes from a Garden Intern

Garden Days

A smiling woman stands next to blooming flowersSpring Garden Day is held each year in May, and Fall Garden Day is held annually in September. 

Come shop for plants, enjoy treats at a bake sale, and bring your gardening questions to the Extension Master Gardener Help Desk. 

See Green Spring's Events page to determine if the dates are scheduled for Garden Days. 

Garden Talks and Garden Tours

A Master Gardener leads a tour through Green Spring GardensGreen Spring EMGs offer talks on a variety of gardening topics. From water-wise gardening to attracting pollinators and on to herbs and vegetables, there is something for everyone. These talks are for all gardeners from beginner to seasoned. 

See the schedule of upcoming Garden Talks.


EMG docents lead garden tours at Green Spring year round. Learn more about the plant collections and historic legacy of Green Spring from our knowledgeable guides.

See the Garden Tour web page

Virginia Cooperative Extension Help Desks

Get Gardening Information from Extension Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners sit at a help desk with multiple brochures

Master Gardeners provide answers to your gardening questions

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. Bring specimens of your diseased plants or bring insects and plants for identification in a plastic Zip lock baggies. Plants should contain a specimen of at least 6 to 12 inches and contain both healthy and diseased parts of the plant. Insects can be brought in empty pill bottles. 

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


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