Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Park Authority, Master Gardeners Offer Free Vegetable Garden Clinics

Gardeners stopping by for adviceAs spring blooms, the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Master Gardeners extend a warm invitation to all gardening enthusiasts for a series of free Vegetable Garden Plant Clinics. These educational programs, offered in collaboration with the Fairfax County Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), aim to cultivate a deeper understanding of gardening practices and foster a sense of community among green thumbs of all levels.

Join expert gardeners at a variety of locations as they provide valuable insights, answer questions, distribute soil sample kits, and offer complimentary analyses of plant and pest issues. These clinics are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14. Clinics will be held concurrently on each of these dates at eight locations across Fairfax County:

  • Pine Ridge Park, 3401 Woodburn Road, Annandale
  • Baron Cameron Park, 11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston
  • Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
  • Grist Mill Park, 4320 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria
  • Grove Point Park, 6432 Bowie Drive, Springfield
  • George Mason Park, 9700 Braddock Road, Fairfax
  • Hogge Park, 3139 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church
  • Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna

Be sure to check the Fairfax County Master Gardeners website for any cancellations due to inclement weather. For more information about these free gardening clinics, call 703-324-8556 or email

These free clinics are made possible through the Community Garden Plot Rental Program at Green Spring Gardens, where the Fairfax County Park Authority rents more than 700 garden plots annually to Fairfax County residents. To learn more about this program and to register for a plot, please visit the Community Garden Plot Rental Program website or email

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