Time vary. Please see website!
*Please call individual parks for hours of operation
FREE, but small admission charge at Meadowlark
What better time to experience nature’s beauty than during the Festival! Fairfax County, just outside DC, is the place to stroll and enjoy several splendid gardens, which welcome Festival visitors with a special gift. Just check in at the main desk and ask for your free memento. Also pick up a schedule of other festival events.
A historic 25-acre site on the banks of the Potomac River, River Farm was once part of George Washington’s original five farms, and currently the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The grounds offer spectacular river views, a wildlife garden and delightful children’s areas, including the Fairy Tale and Hummingbird gardens.
Green Spring Gardens
There’s something here for everyone: a wooded stream, valley with ponds, a native plant garden, over 20 thematic demonstration gardens, and a greenhouse filled with tropicals. It’s an outdoor classroom, a museum and a national historic site.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
More than 100 cherry trees surrounding a lovely lake, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage.
*Parking is free at all three sites.