Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Mitchell ,

Historic Programs and Teas

Historic Green Spring programs are followed by a traditional English afternoon tea unless otherwise noted. Pending a return to normal service at the 1784 Historic House, some programs will be held virtually, and individual tea boxes will be available to go. Full tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries, and scone.

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

Virtual Afternoon Tea: Six Degrees

04/25/2021 2:00 pm

Explore the theory that everyone is six or fewer social contacts apart.

Virtual Mother’s Day Tea: Bringing Up Baby

05/09/2021 2:00 pm

Take an entertaining look at parenting throughout history as we explore child-rearing advice of times past.

Virtual Afternoon Tea: Private Matters

05/23/2021 2:00 pm

Explore the history of washing and dressing, from medieval bathing habits to the 18th century ritual of the lady’s toilette.

Teatime Tips

Private Events for All Occasions

Private groups can schedule a virtual tea program or a docent-led tour of the gardens with optional tea box to go. For information, call 703-941-7987.

Visit with the Historian

Step into the 1784 Historic House with Green Spring’s historian, who will share the fascinating origins of the site, the intriguing people who lived here, and how Green Spring Gardens evolved into the community treasure it is today. Your 45-minute private visit will include time to view informational videos and a historic photo exhibit.

$20 for one or two adults, $10 for each additional person up to 7.

Please call 703-941-7987 to schedule.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant