Green Spring Gardens

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.
703-642-5173 TTY 711
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia
Judy Zatsick

Historic Programs and Teas

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Historic Green Spring programs are followed by a traditional English afternoon tea, unless otherwise noted. Full tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries and scone.

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

Stolen History

07/28/2024 1:00 pm

(Adult) Throughout history, artifacts have been plundered from their countries of origin. Hear about cultural treasures stolen by souvenir-takers, relic smugglers and antiquities traffickers, past and present. Consider the significance of looted artifacts, whether they have been preserved or purloined and the arguments for giving them back.

A traditional…

A Handy History

08/11/2024 1:00 pm

(Adult) Lefthander’s Day is on Aug. 13. Discover what we know about our “handedness” and explore lefthanded myths and surprising facts. Hear about historical persecution of lefties and supposed “sinister” associations. Celebrate famous lefties who succeeded in a right-handed world.

A traditional British afternoon tea served in the Historic House follows each…

Summer Garden Tour & Tea

08/15/2024 1:00 pm

(Adult) Take a tour of the vibrant summer demonstration gardens with an Extension Master Gardener docent. Find inspiration in our horticulturists’ plant choices and garden bed designs. Hear about our 18th century origins and our mission today, then step inside for afternoon tea. Garden tours run rain or shine.

A traditional British afternoon tea served in the…

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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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