Now that spring has sprung, the time is right to pay a visit to Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria. Working overtime as a national historic site, museum, and open-air classroom, this county-run park has a mission of connecting “the community to natural and cultural resources through horticulture, education, and stewardship.”
Head over on a warm, sunny day to stroll along the park’s many paved trails, which wind a sinuous path through themed gardens, native plantings, wooded settings, and beside tranquil ponds and streams. Bring your kids to play in the children’s garden, or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the scenic gazebo overlooking the verdant surroundings. Keep an eye on the park’s upcoming events, which include photography and floral design workshops, an Earth Day celebration, and more.