Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Zatsick,
Manager

Green Spring Gardens

Inspiration, Information for Gardeners

Green Spring Gardens is a must-visit park, a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It's an outdoor classroom, a museum, and a national historic site. Its mission is to connect the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.
The park has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops, a historic house, and a horticulture reference library. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping and gardening techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area.
Public gardens are special parks with special rules. Please see the "Public Garden Etiquette and Rules" before your visit.
Park grounds are open dawn to dusk.

Department Resources


Upcoming Featured Events

May

21

10:00AM, (7-Adult) Visit the gardens for a morning of learning about honey bees and…

May

22

1:00PM, (2-Adult) Do you love books, gardens and nature walks? Combine all three and…

May

24

9:30AM, (Adults) Includes motor coach, entrance fee, tour and lunch. Tour Hillwood…

May

28

10:00AM, (4-Adult) Explore our Edible Garden and learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin…

Jun

11

10:00AM, (Adults) Make your garden beautiful and tasty with edible plants! Let Extension…

Jun

11

10:00AM, (Adults) Tour the vibrant summer gardens with a Green Spring Master Gardener…

 

NOTICE:

Commercial photography at Green Spring Gardens requires an FCPA permit. See our photography guidelines or call 703-642-5173.

All visitors must follow our garden rules.

Public Garden Etiquette and Rules

Public Gardens are special parks with special rules that differ from the rules in other parks. Please observe these guidelines to keep everyone safe and to avoid damaging the gardens:

  • No balloons or kites
  • No balls, flying discs, or sporting equipment
  • No bicycles or scooter riding on walkways
  • Stay out of garden beds
  • Leash dogs and clean up dog waste
  • Commercial photography requires an FCPA permit. Call 703-642-5173

Thank you for protecting the gardens and sharing the park safely with other visitors.

 

 

 

Gardens and Tours

The rose garden, one of the garden tour stops at Green Spring Gardens.

Scouting

Daisy scouts planting seeds

Rental Facilities

Gazebo surrounded by blooming flowers

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