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.

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).

Tea Tasting: A Tea for Each Continent

01/20/2018 10:00 am


(Adults) Sample teas from each of the seven continents at Historic Green Spring. This special selection spans the full range of tea types. Hear about their distinct characteristics and pair them with traditional accompaniments. The tea and tasting runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per person. For more, call 703-941-7987.

The Agony Aunt

01/28/2018 1:00 pm


(Adults) The advice column goes back centuries. Discover how the problem pages of times past shed light on many aspects of society, and hear some of the advice dispensed by early agony aunts. The program is followed by a traditional English tea at Historic Green Spring. Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $32 per person for the…

Valentine's Day Tea

02/14/2018 1:00 pm


(Adult) Warm your heart with afternoon tea accompanied by a reading of love poems, an inspiring selection of romantic verse – ancient and modern - that speaks to everyone. Participate in a special prize drawing and take home a beautiful favor bag. Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $32 per person for the program and tea. Call…

The Origin of Manners

03/04/2018 1:00 pm


(Adults) Concepts of courtesy and good manners have defined cultures throughout history and made social interaction run smoothly. Learn how manners have changed from medieval times to the Victorian era to the present day, and consider the differences between "good manners” and “etiquette.” Reservations are required for this event from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $32…

Downton Fashion: Two Dresses, Two Eras

03/17/2018 1:00 pm


(Adults) Artist Caroline Hottenstein showcases her two custom-made dresses that span the brief time period – 1912 to 1925 - portrayed in the TV show Downton Abbey. One is Titanic-era, one a 1920s Flapper design. Hear about this rapid evolution of women’s fashion and how the styles reflect two quite distinct eras. Reservations are required for this event from 1 to…

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.