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Green Spring Gardens, Historic Green Spring Programs

  • Green Spring Gardens
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  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
  • Green Spring Gardens
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[ 4603 Green Spring Road ] [ Alexandria, VA 22312 ] [ 703-642-5173 ]

Historic Green Spring Programs

Historic Green Spring programs are by reservation only (703-941-7987, TTY 703-324-3988.) A traditional English tea follows each program,m except where noted. Schedule a private tea program for your next bridal shower, birthday or other special occasion. Private tasting parties are also available. Call for details.


Sunday, November 5, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
A Taste of History: Thanksgiving Tea

Food historian Joyce White explores the changing traditions of Thanksgiving, from the settlers’ “Harvest Home” of 1621 to the present day celebration. Hear about famous Americans who have influenced the holiday’s transformation and enjoy samples of Thanksgiving food spanning four centuries. Reservation Required. $42/person (program + tea); $18 (program only)

Sunday, November 19, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Christmas Cookies: History and Tea Tasting

Chef and culinary historian Nora Burgan tells the story of the Christmas cookie, a mainstay of the holiday table from medieval times to today. Enjoy a cookie-decorating demonstration and learn simple design tips to make your festive table pop! Tasting samples included. Gingerbread man, anyone? Reservation Required. $42/person (program + tea): $18 (program only)


Thursday, December 7, Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10
4:30 to 6 p.m.

Gift-giving at this time of year dates back to ancient times. Hear about the history of the Christmas present and why it’s so meaningful…even if it wasn’t on your wish list! Take home a special present from Green Spring: our gift of the season to you. Reservation Required. $45/person.

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