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Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Park
Green Spring Gardens is a "must visit" for everyone in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. It's a year-round gold mine of information and inspiration for the home gardener. It's an outdoor classroom for children and their families to learn about plants and wildlife. It's also a museum, a national historic site that offers glimpses into a long, rich history with colonial origins.

There's something here for everyone: a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse filled with tropicals, and a well-stocked horticultural reference library. Visit the Garden Gate Plant Shop and our two gift shops where you'll find gift ideas ranging from books and gardening gloves to china and wind chimes. Green Spring will educate, inspire, and delight you. The gardens are always changing, so come back often for new ideas.

Green Spring Gardens serves Fairfax County residents and visitors by advancing the awareness and practice of gardening. The gardens and educational programs focus on practical landscaping techniques that are appropriate for the Washington metro area. Additional programs emphasize historic influences on the land and Fairfax County residents' role in preserving cultural resources. Open to the public are a horticulture center, library, demonstration gardens, a historic landscape and buildings, and a wooded stream valley with ponds. Park grounds open from dawn to dusk.
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  • A local gem. Shady spots, garden center, ponds, well manicured lawns, shady walking paths, and so much more to explore in this place. Set in the heart of Annandale, it is a great place to enjoy...  more »
  • This is a jewel. Not many know of it, because it is behind developments. The garden is special - the more you look, the more you see. It is even nice in the winter. It has a nice stream that runs...  more »
  • Great place for family and pets. Very pretty in spring. Went here on a summer day and some of the flowers did not bloom and fruit trees don't bear any fruits, but the place still looks fantastic!
  • Perfect place for a picnic, all ages will love it here! Fun scavenger hunt option for kids. Lovely gift shop and library with restrooms. Just a perfect spot to visit!

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