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 & Tea

05/23/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required.

Tour the lush demonstration gardens with master gardener docents. View show-stopping plants of spring and learn how to grow them. Hear about Green Spring's past and our mission to share our horticultural and historical resources with visitors today. Please call 703-941-7987 for reservations.

The Crown: Fact or Fiction?

05/26/2019 1:00 pm


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

The lavish British monarchy series, The Crown, portrays the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family in astonishingly intimate detail, but how much is fact and how much is dramatic license? We’ll sort out the facts from the fictions in this riveting view of royal life…

The Crown: Fact or Fiction? ENCORE PRESENTATION

06/02/2019 1:00 pm


$32 (program + tea); $12 (program only)

The lavish British monarchy series, The Crown, portrays the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family in astonishingly intimate detail, but how much is fact and how much is dramatic license? We’ll sort out the facts from the fictions in this riveting view of royal life behind the palace curtains.…

Cruising the Past

06/09/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) Re-live the glamorous heyday of ocean travel, when great passenger liners sped across the Atlantic with cargoes of celebrities and millionaires. View archival photos contrasting the luxury of first class with the discomfort of steerage, and compare the elegance of those bygone ships…

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

06/13/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36/person

(Adult) Tour the vibrant 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.

Real Housewives of Jamestown

06/23/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

In 1619 the first “bride ship” arrived at the Jamestown colony, bringing single English women to marry, start families, and stabilize the community. Hear fascinating stories of America’s first mail-order brides and discover that many found enrichment, empowerment, and liberation in their new…

A Taste of Scotland

07/14/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) It’s not just haggis and shortbread. Discover the diversity of Scottish food and how it reflects Scotland’s history, land and people. Hear about traditional dishes linked to national celebrations, and sample authentic Scottish fare. Afterwards, the culinary theme continues at the tea…

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

07/18/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36/person

(Adult) Tour the vibrant 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.

History Comes Full Circle

08/04/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) Does history repeat itself? The idea of historical recurrence is hotly debated. Explore patterns and parallels through time, along with startling examples of historical déjà vu, as we consider the assessment of Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does occasionally…

Summer Garden Tour and Tea

08/15/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36/person

(Adult) Tour the vibrant 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.

Tea and Tattle

08/18/2019 1:00 pm


Reservations required. $36 (program + tea); $15 (program only)

(Adult) Rumor, hearsay, scuttlebutt, scandal. Gossip is widely condemned yet sometimes considered a positive force in society. Hear all about the origins and changing definitions of gossip, how people have “dished” hilariously through the ages, and why gossiping was once considered synonymous…

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.