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: Rebellious Royals Sunday

01/24/2021 2:00 pm

(Adult) From Henry VIII to Harry and Meghan, royal rebels have flouted traditions of duty and precedence throughout history. Hear about some untraditional royals who have broken the rules, sending shock waves through the palace.

Virtual Afternoon Tea: Love Lessons from Jane Austen

02/07/2021 2:00 pm to 02/07/2021 3:00 pm

(Adult) Celebrate Cupid’s upcoming holiday with lessons in love, Regency-style. Strict prohibitions and rules of etiquette surrounded courtship in Jane Austen’s day, but her novels – and her own love life – can still teach us a thing or two.

Virtual Afternoon Tea: Tea and Feminism

02/21/2021 2:00 pm to 02/21/2021 3:00 pm

(Adult) Tea played a surprisingly important role in women’s liberation, from Colonial times to the 20th century. Learn how tea rooms advanced female self-expression and business ownership.

Virtual Afternoon Tea: A Good Night’s Sleep

03/14/2021 2:00 pm

(Adult) In the middle ages, people divided their night’s sleep into two parts. Discover why as we explore the fascinating history of human sleep, sleeping arrangements, and sleep habits throughout history.

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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