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Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens
Explore The First President's Garden at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County:

For more than 150 years people have studied, researched and dug the earth for clues that have helped make Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, one of the most accurately restored 18th century estates in America. On Sunday, February 5, 2012 Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at the Mount Vernon Estate, will talk about the beauty, use and importance of the site’s gardens and landscape.

Norton will speak at Green Spring Gardens in the fourth talk of this year’s Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series at the Fairfax County Park Authority site. The lectures take place on Sunday afternoons into March. Refreshments and time to meet the speakers are provided after the talks. Norton’s presentation will focus on Mount Vernon’s recently restored pleasure garden as he brings insight into the gardening world of the nation’s first president.

The cost for the lecture, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is $10, and with limited seating it is best to register in advance through Parktakes Online on the Fairfax County Park Authority website.

Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, Va. For more information about programs and events at Green Spring Gardens, call 703-642-5173.

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