Green Spring Gardens

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center open Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m.; Gate locked at 5 p.m.

4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia

Nicole Conners,

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.
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 horticultural reference library. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area.
Park grounds are open from dawn to dusk.

ADA AccessADA Renovations: Effective October 9, 2017, the Park Authority will begin renovating many of Green Spring Gardens pedestrian routes for ADA compliance purposes. Work is expected to be completed by summer 2018. This work will result in the temporary closure of select routes to the park’s features while alternative routes will be provided. Thank you for your patience. For questions or comments, contact the ADA Coordinator:, 703-324-8727, TTY: 711 VA Relay

Upcoming Featured Events



9:30AM, (Adults) Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers share…



10:00AM, (13-Adult) How deadly does your garden grow? A Master Gardener docent at Green…



9:00AM, (5-Adult) Bring the family to Green Spring Gardens for a guided bird walk…



9:30AM, (Adults) Learn to see and compose great garden images beyond simple…



1:00PM, (16-Adult) Make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece to make your dining table…



12:00PM, (All ages) Treat yourself to a day of holiday fun in the gardens, featuring…


Field Trips

A school bus with children nearby sits in front of Green Spring's horticultural center.


Daisy scouts planting seeds