<lst>The Garden Gate Plant Shop in Green Spring Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, sells plants propagated from those grown in the Park, including uncommon varieties rarely found in local nurseries. Proceeds go to the Friends of Green Spring, a nonprofit organization which supports the Park's gardens and educational programs. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Call 703-642-5173.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located near Vienna, at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, off of Beulah Road, between Route 7 and Route 123. The gardens are open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in April and 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in May. Admissions close a half hour before the Gardens close. For information about programs and the Gardens, call 703-255-3631 or visit www.nvrpa.org/meadowlark.html.
Workshop: Propagation by Cuttings. Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Greensprings Road in Alexandria. Learn to increase your plants with staff horticulturalist, Nancy Olney. Watch demonstrations, then practice your new skill and take home some of Green Spring’s treasures. Cost is $15. Call: (703) 642-5173.
Spring Garden Day and Plant Sale. Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Greensprings Road in Alexandria. More than 40 vendors offering rare and unusual plants. Friends of Green Spring (FROGS) receive 10% off plants in Garden Gate Plant Shop. Call: (703) 642-5173.
Native Plant Sale. The semi-annual Native Plant Sale by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. The sale is part of Green Spring's Spring Garden Day, with its 40-or-more vendors. NVPS plants will be behind the horticulture center. The public is invited, and admission is free. Call Laura Beaty at 703-534-8746 or Marianne Mooney at 703-534-8179.