Green Spring Garden
Published in Fairfax County
Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Va., is a 31-acre garden paradise and national historic site highlighted by more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a wooded stream valley with ponds, a glasshouse, a horticultural center, and a 1784 historic house. Works of renowned restoration architect Walter Macomber and landscape designer Beatrix Farrand are featured in and around the historic house. The gardens exhibit a wide variety of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, bulbs and vegetables. Green Spring hosts educational programs for all ages, changing art exhibits, tours, teas, and inspiration for home gardeners. The horticultural center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the park is free. Educational programs charge a fee.