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Serene oasis in suburban landscape

We visited on a crisp, sunny day in early November. I was impressed by the sweep of the gardens and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deborah W
New York City, New York
Surprisingly interesting and colorful despite the end-of-season stage.

I visited Green Spring Gardens in a group, guided by a volunteer docent. She pointed out many... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Arlington, Virginia
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4603 Green Spring Rd, Intersection of Braddock Road and Witch Hazel Road, Alexandria, VA 22312-1428
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a crisp, sunny day in early November. I was impressed by the sweep of the gardens and the surprising number of plants in bloom, sheltered by magnificent Fall foliage. It was a Sunday, and there happened to be some art shows going...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I visited Green Spring Gardens in a group, guided by a volunteer docent. She pointed out many interesting aspects of the plantings and of the historic house at the center of the property. The Gardens showcase many unusual plants, some of them spectacularly beautiful even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Asa_Beale
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Always pick up a couple of ideas on new plants to try or different combinations to use. Plants on sale included some varieties I couldn't find elsewhere and at reasonable prices - and for a good cause.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I happened to visit these gardens early in April during unseasonably cold and windy weather. There were a few things blooming, but most of the more lush greenery hadn't leafed-out yet. No matter, it was nice to walk around and it's a peaceful place. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Great place in every season! I visit every week being close to my work--Just to see the new plants and flowers, take pictures and just relax. Always are weddings, and photo sessions going on...it is just that beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Roxana C
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Green Spring Gardens is like the perfect backyard garden you wish you had. It's beautifully maintained and at its best in the spring/summer (although winter walks here are fun as well). They have a visitors center with books about birds and gardening and I think...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Urszula C
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Public Garden Inn Historic Site. Well worth the time especially the Gazebo Garden. Unusual plant combinations. T in the museum shop is very pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Frequently a visit to this wonderful environment for strolling, birding and gift purchasing,is a stunning refreshing change within our beltway community.The educational value is exceptional - very well organized and superbly maintained.Grandchildren when they visit from distant states place Green Springs Gardens, year round high,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Edward B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

i can not get over how awesome this place is! If you love flowers you will love this place. very nice to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank girlcalledgrey
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What a great garden spot in Alexandria. I have enjoyed this place for many years. It has only gotten better with time. Many of the planting have matured into a nice established garden. The trees and large plants have become a nice canopy for the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Jim L | Reviewed this property |
No entrance fee for the garden. I did not visit the house, but there is good info about it on the Fairfax County parks website. I don't believe that there is an entrance fee for the house.