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Glorious Gardens Self-Guided Tour In Fairfax, Virginia


Time vary. Please see website!

*Please call individual parks for hours of operation


Meadowlark Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. Vienna 22182 (Map)

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Rd. Annandale 22312(Map)

River Farm
7931 E. Boulevard Drive Alexandria 22308 (Map)


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.

River Farm

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.