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).

Garden Tour and Tea

04/26/2018 1:00 pm


(Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Reservations required $32/person.

Botanical Illustration: A Flowery History

04/29/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required.$42/person (program + tea); $18 (program only); Adults

Artist Caroline Hottenstein presents the fascinating history of botanical illustration.See her antique prints and collection of tools used to create different artistic renderings of plants and flowers. Hear about “Tulipmania,” the dramatic story of the springtime floral favorite…

Mothers' Day Tea

05/13/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required.Celebrate the special day with afternoon tea and a reading of classic poems about mothersas weexplore the many aspects of motherhood from the emotional to the entertaining, the heroic to the humorous. Prize drawings and favor bags included.

Garden Tour and Tea

05/24/2018 1:00 pm


(Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Reservations required $32/person.

An Afternoon with Good Queen Bess

05/27/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required.$45/person (program + tea); $22 (program only); Adults
Actress Mary Ann Jung gives a rousing performance as Queen Elizabeth I, the brilliant monarch who presided over England’s Golden Age from 1558 to 1603. Setting aside politics, Good Queen Bess demonstrates the lighthearted aspects of the Elizabethan court, including food, fashion,…

The Many Ways to Say, "I do!"

06/03/2018 1:00 pm


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

Marriage ceremonies are celebrated in virtually every society, but wedding traditions differ widely across cultures. Hear about matrimonial rituals around the world - some universal, some unique - as we explore their origins and symbolism. Discover that there are many ways to say “I…

Garden Tour and Tea

06/21/2018 1:00 pm


(Adult) Tour the glorious springtime demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent who will inspire you with stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Reservations required $32/person.

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.