Join The Birds And The Bees At Green Spring Gardens in Annandale Virginia

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Has the hustle of Northern Virginia have you dragging?  Look for a place to spend a few minutes hanging out with birds, bees and butterflies?  Then you should wander through the 28 acre Green Spring Gardens in Annandale VA.  The Park is under the management of the Fairfax County Park and is open to the public all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

The historic house on the property dates back to 1784 and was part of a 540 acre farm originally owned by John Moss.  Over the years the property changed hands and as many larger properties in the area parts of the land were sold off to other area farmers or to developers.  The final private owners of the property Michael and Belinda Straight bought the home in 1942 along with 33 acres of land.

The Straight family created the formal gardens closer to the home and did extensive renovations to the home including converting the ice ponds by the caretaker cottage to ornamental ponds.  In 1970 the Straights deeded the house and 16 acres to Fairfax County Park Authority and the Park Authority purchased 12 additional acres to create Green Spring Gardens.

Enjoy a little look at some of what you will find at Green Spring Gardens in Annandale.

 

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Ellie McIntire
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This really does look very peaceful and a great way to spend an afternoon. Now if I could just find the time!

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Cindy, It looks like a great place to relax and spend a peaceful afternoon.  Thanks for sharing the video with us.

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Cindy, what a great video and super post!

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sounds magical! I'm in. Thanks for sharing. All the best.

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Cindy, you've given me yet another beautiful place to check out.  And I didn't even know it was there before I read your blog.

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Ellie-I've learned to just make the time.  Of course I don't have little ones at home :-)

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Leah-I'm always on the hunt for quiet spots to get away.

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Kathy-thank you for stopping by and taking a tour of the park with me.

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Don & Josh-it is a nice respite from NOVA traffic.

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Pat-glad to help show you a little bit of your neighboring area.

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Great property and I love the Georgian home, one question, is the fountain in the pond original? You can slap me when you see me....

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Gerry-consider yourself slapped :-)

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Cindy, just what I needed at the end of my day.  Green Springs Gardens looks like a place I'd love to hang out in!  Thanks for sharing!
Pamela

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Pamela-glad to have given you a few minutes of R&R at the end of the day.

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