FROGS: History of Green Spring Gardens

FROGS (Friends of Green Spring) is dedicated solely to the support of Green Spring Gardens, a unique Fairfax County (Virginia) Park Authority site.  A gem of a public garden and historic site, the garden’s 31 acres offer a multitude of settings, features, and programs to inspire and educate gardeners, provide a place for quiet contemplation for all, and open a window into the county’s cultural past.

Fairfax County, Virginia – Green Spring is one of the Washington area’s premier gardens.

The FROGS tell us that Green Springs Garden‘s unique geology once supported a rare magnolia bog plant community.  Green Spring at times produced tobacco, tree fruit, livestock and distilled spirits. The foundation of the park is a 1784 historic house that witnessed the Civil War and eras of both care and neglect before its restoration in the mid-20th century. Both humble and notable personalities have gathered there where you still can enjoy tea. Learn more about Green Springs Gardens by visiting and consider donating to the FROGS!

On November 11th, at 9:30 am, Green Spring Gardens is hosting a watercolor painting class.  Botanical artist Dawn Flores teaches you how to plan and execute an orchid-inspired painting. Information on orchid anatomy, lessons on color, and a variety of watercolor techniques and transfer practices are presented. Orchid owners may bring their own specimen or work from photographs provided by the instructor. This class is appropriate for any skill level and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens. Bring a lunch. Indoor classes will be conducted according to Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety guidelines. The cost is $94 per person. For more information, call 703-642-5173.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.