Family Fun - Excellent Evergreens

(5-Adult) Learn about the wonderful world of evergreen trees and plants that really stand out this time of year. Enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and make an evergreen craft to decorate your home. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.


Family Fun - Pumpkin Painting

(5-Adult) This iconic gourd has a unique life cycle and contributes to its ecosystem; come learn all about it and paint one to take home. Bring your own pumpkin or use one of our freshly harvested ones grown on-site. Don't miss this Falltastic program! All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.


Forest Bathing Walk in the Gardens

(Adults) Experience Green Spring Gardens with all of your senses. Join Ana Ka’ahanui, co-founder of local nonprofit Capital Nature for a slow, meditative walk around the gardens. Contemplative, but more active than meditation, this forest bathing walk will help reduce blood pressure, boost immunity, and enhance mood and creativity. Decompress and feel a deeper connection with the natural world. Bring something to sit on the ground, which may be damp, and a water bottle. Dress for the weather.


Garden Exploration - Secrets of Winter

(4-Adult) Join one of our educators and explore the corners of the garden that are often overlooked but full of stories to tell! In this session we will discover how nature flourishes and evolves even in the cold of winter. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.


Garden Sprouts Fall-Nature Playgroup

(3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore seasonal topics. Program will take place outdoors, weather permitting.


Garden Symposium - Urban Gardening and Design 101

(Adults) Do you have a small space but big garden dreams? In this half-day symposium, turn your growing dreams into reality and learn how to build a gorgeous and unique garden that showcases your personal style, while still being functional and productive. Presenters Kathy Jentz and Teri Speight share tips and tricks from their new book, "The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City," to bring style and practicality into your own garden.


Garden Talk - Create Stunning Beauty for Fall

(Adults) Bring the magic of fall to your landscape! Extension Master Gardeners show you a variety of perennials, shrubs and trees in rich gold, burnt orange, brilliant burgundy and vibrant red to add glorious fall colors to your existing plantings with remarkable results.


Garden Talk - Native Trees of Green Spring

(Adults) Are you spellbound by the lovely trees you see? Learn about the native trees of Green Spring Gardens that can also bring beauty to your garden. Extension Master Gardeners will help you identify native trees and provide tips for growing and taking care of them.


Garden Talk - Rethink Your Lawn, Grow Less

(Adults) With drought conditions and increasing water and lawn costs (for chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides), rethink your grass! Extension Master Gardeners show you how to shrink your lawn and design garden spaces with textured and lush plants for multi-seasonal interest.


Garden Tour - Green Spring Up and Down

(Adults) Extension Master Gardener docents lead a special “Grand Tour” of Green Spring! View some upper demonstration gardens, then take the garden path less travelled to explore the naturalistic lower garden areas: the Virginia Native Plant Garden, woodland stream valley and ponds. Tour involves a steep slope with loose gravel.


Winter Solstice Celebration In the Garden

(5-Adult) Join us to celebrate the rebirth of the sun and the beginning of winter. Learn about one of the most ancient rituals in the world with legends, crafting and games. All attendees, including parents, must be registered for the program.


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