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).

Royal Manners

03/01/2020 1:00 pm


(Adults) Prepare yourself for your next diplomatic or royal encounter. Enjoy a traditional English tea and hear about codes of diplomatic decorum and dictates of British royal protocol, past and present.

Art of the Needle

03/08/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein explores the legacy of the 19th century seamstress with an exhibit of needlework tools, linens, lace, and clothing. Hear about sewing techniques and styles and the important role of needle arts in women’s lives.

Fifty Years in Women’s Lives

03/22/2020 1:00 pm


(Adults) Consider how the past 50 years have transformed women’s lives as you enjoy a traditional English tea. Discover things that women could not do before 1970, and reflect on an astonishingly fast-paced liberation that continues today.

Feast of Flowers: Lecture, Tasting and Tea

04/05/2020 1:00 pm


Discover which flowers are edible and the surprising ways they can jazz up recipes. Sample a variety of blooms that run the gamut of the flavor spectrum.

Art of the Cake: Lecture and Demonstration

04/19/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) A beautifully decorated cake becomes the centerpiece of any special event. Chef and food historian Nora Burgan presents the history of cake decoration and shows how it evolved into high art.

Spring Garden Tour & Tea

04/23/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Master Gardener docents showcase dazzling springtime plant combinations that will inspire you. Hear about Green Spring’s origins and historic legacy, and learn how we share our horticultural, natural, and historic resources with visitors today.

Flower Garland Workshop and Tea

05/02/2020 1:00 pm


(13-Adult) Celebrate May Day, the traditional arrival of spring, with flowers in your hair! Certified floral designer Betty Ann Galway guides you to create a beautiful head ornament of fresh flowers. Then wear your festive floral crown to a special springtime afternoon tea.

Spring Garden Tour & Tea

05/07/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Master gardener docents showcase dazzling springtime plant combinations that will inspire you. Hear about Green Spring’s origins and historic legacy, and learn how we share our horticultural, natural, and historic resources with visitors today.

Mother’s Day Tea: Bringing Up Baby

05/10/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Take an entertaining look at parenting throughout history as we explore child-rearing advice of times past. Hear surprising advice dispensed by early “experts” that both shock and amuse us today.

Spring Garden Tour & Tea

05/21/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Master gardener docents showcase dazzling springtime plant combinations that will inspire you. Hear about Green Spring’s origins and historic legacy, and learn how we share our horticultural, natural, and historic resources with visitors today.

Scandalous!

06/07/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Greed, lust, and deception have brought down famous people of all stripes throughout human history. Hear stories of scandals through the ages that are shocking in their brazenness, immorality, and often sheer absurdity!

Spring Garden Tour & Tea

06/18/2020 1:00 pm


(Adult) Master gardener docents showcase dazzling springtime plant combinations that will inspire you. Hear about Green Spring’s origins and historic legacy, and learn how we share our horticultural, natural, and historic resources with visitors today.

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.

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