Green Spring Gardens Park is located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Green Spring Gardens is a public park, including a historic 18th-century plantation house “Green Spring”. Green Spring is the heart of a national historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The Fairfax County Park Authority operates Green Spring with the assistance of various nonprofit organizations concerned with history and gardening.
Green Spring Gardens is 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. The 1784 Historic House is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn about the site’s history, view art exhibits, browse in the gift shop, and enjoy year-round programs, including afternoon teas with a garden tour or presentation.