Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Zatsick,
Manager

Historic Programs and Teas

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Historic Green Spring programs are followed by a traditional English afternoon tea, unless otherwise noted. Attendance at in-person tea service in the Historic House is currently limited to allow for social distancing. Individual tea boxes to go are available. Full tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries and scone.

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

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

08/18/2022 1:00 pm to 08/18/2022 3:00 pm


Take a walking tour of the glorious summer demonstration gardens with a Green Spring Master Gardener docent.

Banned!

08/28/2022 1:00 pm to 08/28/2022 3:00 pm


Discover how every art form has been subject to suppression: books, songs, paintings, movies, cartoons, and more.

Fall Garden Tour & Tea

09/15/2022 1:00 pm to 09/15/2022 3:00 pm


A traditional English tea follows each lecture.

All Things Scottish Tea

09/25/2022 1:00 pm to 09/25/2022 3:00 pm


Tea is regarded as England’s quintessential drink, but Scots played important roles in tea-drinking history.

Hidden History in Quilts

10/08/2022 1:00 pm to 10/08/2022 2:30 pm


Explore the hidden history revealed in quilts inspired by Native American and Indigenous culture and lifeways.

Fall Garden Tour & Tea

10/13/2022 1:00 pm to 10/13/2022 3:00 pm


A traditional English tea follows each lecture.

Halloween Tea: Spooky Victorians

10/30/2022 1:00 pm to 10/30/2022 3:00 pm


Learn why the Victorian era is considered so spooky.

Luxurious Lace

11/06/2022 1:00 pm to 11/06/2022 3:30 pm


Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein displays antique lace items and lace-making tools and explains how this luxury fabric has been used as a fashionable adornment for centuries.

Thanksgiving Tea: Cranberry Cornucopia

11/20/2022 1:00 pm to 11/20/2022 3:00 pm


Bring a cornucopia of cranberry knowledge to your Thanksgiving table!

Christmas Afternoon Tea

12/08/2022 3:00 pm to 12/08/2022 4:30 pm


Throughout history, Christmas has been a time for celebration and feasting.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

12/10/2022 3:00 pm to 12/10/2022 4:30 pm


Throughout history, Christmas has been a time for celebration and feasting.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

12/11/2022 3:00 pm to 12/11/2022 4:30 pm


Throughout history, Christmas has been a time for celebration and feasting.

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Private Teas and Tasting Programs at the Historic House

Private groups can reserve a history-themed slideshow lecture or a docent-led tour of the gardens, followed by afternoon tea. Private tasting programs are also available. For information, call 703-941-7987.

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