Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Zatsick,

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


The paved trail to the ponds will be closed Aug. 16 through Sept. 6, 2021 to allow for construction of a retaining wall. Visitors can access the ponds through the Native Plant Garden gravel paths behind the Horticultural Center. ADA access is by vehicle. Exit the park at Witch Hazel Road, turn right on Braddock Road, then right again on Green Spring Road. Pause to allow the access gate to open, and park at the ADA space located at the Spring House. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.



10:15AM, (Adults) Join landscape designer Larry Weaner for a walking tour of the newly…



10:30AM, (16-Adult) Hand-tied bouquets are the European standard for flower gift giving…



1:00PM, (Adults) It starts with tea. She lives in splendid palaces and has hundreds of…



9:00AM, (All ages) The Friends of Green Spring Gardens are hosting a garden festival…



9:00AM, Join us at Green Spring Gardens for the annual Family Fall Festival! The…



10:30AM, (Adults) In honor of Green Spring's golden anniversary, we look at the color…


The Garden Gate Plant Shop is open for in-person shopping Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Sundays noon-3:00 p.m. The shop is also accepting phone orders with 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.


Daisy scouts planting seeds

Rental Facilities

Gazebo surrounded by blooming flowers

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