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

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.

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

06/21/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32/person.

Tour the glorious 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. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Orb and Sceptre

06/24/2018 1:00 pm


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

As Britain celebrates 65 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, learn about the pomp and symbolism surrounding a sovereign’s coronation ceremony. Go beyond the orb and sceptre to discover the more private side of the queen: her likes, dislikes and her wicked sense of humor! Please call…

Al Fresco Summer Dining

07/08/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $45/person (program + tea); $22 (program only)

Chef and food historian Nora Burgan shares the history of outdoor dining and cuisine and demonstrates how to make quick and delicious summer favorites, including sundried tomatoes. Learn effective décor tricks for your alfresco table and sample some summertime delicacies! Please call…

Iced Tea Tasting

07/14/2018 10:00 am to 07/14/2018 11:30 am


Any tea can become a cool, refreshing summer drink, but some are standouts. Taste a selection of brews that chill to perfection as you learn how to make them, and arm yourself with the facts surrounding the hot vs cold tea debate! Delicious accompaniments served.

Registration: Iced Tea Tasting

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

07/19/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32/person.

Tour the glorious 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. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Flowers in Fashion

07/22/2018 1:00 pm


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

Flowers are seductive, drawing bees, birds….and fashion designers! Explore the history of personal adornment with flowers, and interconnections between botany, garden aesthetics and clothing design. View fabulous floral motifs in fashion to see how their shapes and meanings have…

Gestures: A History of Body Language

08/05/2018 1:00 pm


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

The handshake, the wink, the thumbs up: gestures form a nuanced, non-vocal language that speaks volumes. Conveying everything from encouragement to disdain, many gestures have a long history. Hear about their fascinating origins, and discover that not all body language is universal to…

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

08/16/2018 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $32/person.

Tour the glorious 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. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

Heart on Your Sleeve

08/19/2018 1:00 pm


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

Sleeves have been designed in myriad styles over the centuries and defined the fashionable silhouettes of their day. Artist and collector Caroline Hottenstein presents the history and different forms of this vital element of fashion and displays beautiful examples from her antique…

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.