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

Apr

10

11:00AM, (16-Adult) Japanese garden design is an art form thousands of years in the…

Apr

11

2:00PM, (Adult) Enjoy 1970s nostalgia as we explore social highlights – and lowlights…

Apr

24

1:00PM, (5-Adult) Celebrate Earth and say thanks with face painting, poetry, pictures…

Apr

25

2:00PM, (Adult) How many “handshakes” away from fame are we all? Explore the theory…

May

09

2:00PM, (Adult) Take an entertaining look at parenting throughout history as we explore…

May

23

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

 

Perennial plug trays are sold out.

Plant sales will resume on April 12, 2021.

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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