Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Mitchell ,
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.

Upcoming Featured Events

May

23

2:00PM, (Adult) Personal grooming was a public affair for centuries. Explore the…

Jun

05

10:00AM, (Adults) Savor a selection of fine balsamic vinegars with varied accompaniments…

Jun

12

10:00AM, (7-Adult) Visit Green Spring’s gardens and join our beekeeper for a morning of…

Jun

17

1:00PM, (Adult) Tour the vibrant demonstration gardens at Green Spring Gardens with a…

 

On Wednesday, May 19, Green Spring Gardens’ main entrance at Braddock and Witch Hazel Road will be closed for a site new gate installation. Access to Green Spring Gardens will be from the old entrance – Green Spring Road off of Little River Turnpike (RT 236) between Maloy Ford and the Salvation Army. All vehicles will enter and exit Green Spring Gardens from the Little River Turnpike/Green Spring Road gate. This work and inconvenience is only expected to last the day. Normal access at Braddock and Witch Hazel Road should be open by Thursday, May 20. For more information, please call, 703-642-5173.

The Garden Gate Plant Shop is open for in-person shopping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. CDC guidelines are in place for masks and social distancing. 
The shop is also open for phone orders and curbside pickup.

See the Plant List and Instructions

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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