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Parktakes Gardening Class near Burke and Springfield

January 25, 2016

By: Victoria Ballestero


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Beat the winter blues this weekend by exercising your green thumb.  Whether you have yard space enough for expansive gardens or your plants are confined to a windowsill, you won’t want to miss this event.   At 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2017, get pro gardening tips from Smithsonian horticulturist, Matt Burch.  The program will be held at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, Virginia and is open to people aged 18 and older.  The one hour long class will focus on creating edible food gardens that thrive in confined spaces.  County residents are eligible for special rates at this event and interested people should register in advance through the Fairfax County Parktakes system.

Conveniently located less than 20 minutes east of Burke, Virginia, Green Spring Gardens Park is one of the many beautiful public outdoor spaces managed by
Fairfax County Park Authority.  Not able to make it to the event this weekend?  Plan to visit Green Spring Gardens Park on your next available weekend.  The park includes a museum, a national historic site, an outdoor classroom, gift shops, green houses, foot paths, and more.  For hours and greater detail of available activities in the park, visit the Green Spring Gardens webpage.

Be sure not to miss news of other exciting events in Fairfax County Parks by subscribing to
Parktakes Quarterly Magazine.  The magazine is teeming with highlights, events, and attractions across the county for people with an array of interests. Parktakes membership enables individuals and families to register for area programs such as summer camps, educational classes, day trips, tours, and multi-use park passes.  Subscribing to a membership is free.  Regardless if you’re new to the area or a lifelong resident, Parktakes is your surefire way to fill your calendar with engaging and entertaining activities for the entire family.  The Spring 2017 Quarterly is available now and class registrations begin January 31, 2017.

What events do you plan to attend this spring?  Leave a comment below and let us know how you are exploring and enjoying your county parks!

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