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,
Manager

Green Spring Gardens, Historic Programs

Historic Green Spring programs are followed by a traditional English afternoon tea at the park's 1784 Historic House unless otherwise noted. Full tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries, and scone, cream, and jam.

Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988).

A Scottish Afternoon Tea (SOLD OUT)

02/24/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only)

Learn about Alexandria’s proud Scottish heritage as you discover the true identity of the Scots and the traditions and symbols that define them. Hear about the delicacies Scotland has brought to the tea table and enjoy a singularly Scottish-style afternoon tea! Please call 703-941-7987 for…

A Scottish Afternoon Tea (SOLD OUT)

03/03/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32 (program + tea)/ $12 (program only)

Learn about Alexandria’s proud Scottish heritage as you discover the true identity of the Scots and the traditions and symbols that define them. Hear about the delicacies Scotland has brought to the tea table and enjoy a singularly Scottish-style afternoon tea! Please call 703-941-7987 for…

Lens of History

03/10/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32 (Program + tea); $12 (program only)

From daguerreotypes to digital images, explore photography’s evolution, its impact on society, and what it reveals about historic events. View momentous photographs in world history, famous first photographs, and some fascinating images that shed light on Green Spring’s past. Please call…

The Marital Misadventures of Henry VIII

03/30/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $45 (program + tea); $22 (program only)

Divorced, beheaded, died, beheaded, divorced, survived. Smithsonian scholar and speaker Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger traces Henry VIII’s wild matrimonial journey to secure the succession. Afterwards, solve riddles of the king’s many queens at a mystery afternoon tea, where clues are hidden in plain…

Garden Tour & Tea

04/25/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required.

Tour the lush demonstration gardens with master gardener docents. View show-stopping plants of spring and learn how to grow them. Hear about Green Spring's past and our mission to share our horticultural and historical resources with visitors today. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Rome-ing Through the Garden

04/28/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $35 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

Green Spring’s Lee Rodrigues discusses the importance of gardens and food in ancient Roman society. Discover the plants that appealed to Roman hearts, minds, and stomachs and how they were used for cooking. Sample delicious recipes adapted from ancient originals. Please call 703-941-7987 for…

Garden Tour & Tea

05/09/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required.

Tour the lush demonstration gardens with master gardener docents. View show-stopping plants of spring and learn how to grow them. Hear about Green Spring's past and our mission to share our horticultural and historical resources with visitors today. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Mother’s Day Tea

05/12/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $50 (program + tea); $18 (program only)

Chef and food historian Nora Burgan highlights culinary traditions associated with mothers and Mother’s Day. Enjoy cooking demonstrations for chocolate-dipped strawberries and strawberry shortcake – just like Mom used to make! A special afternoon tea menu tops off the festivities. Favor bag…

Garden Tour & Tea

05/23/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required.

Tour the lush demonstration gardens with master gardener docents. View show-stopping plants of spring and learn how to grow them. Hear about Green Spring's past and our mission to share our horticultural and historical resources with visitors today. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

The Crown: Fact or Fiction?

05/26/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32 (program + tea); $12 (program only)

The lavish British monarchy series, The Crown, portrays the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family in astonishingly intimate detail, but how much is fact and how much is dramatic license? We’ll sort out the facts from the fictions in this riveting view of royal life…

Private Events for All Occasions

Private groups can reserve a customized presentation or docent-led tour of the gardens followed by a full afternoon tea or light refreshments at the Historic House. Private tasting parties also are available. For information, call 703-941-7987.