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Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series Starts at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

For the next three months, Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. will feature wonderful garden programs as part of Green Spring Gardens’ Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series.  The series, named for a past Friends of Green Spring Board member, is an annual event featuring presentations by authors, garden designers, scientists and other garden enthusiasts on the cutting edge of horticulture.  Participants have the opportunity to meet the speaker after each lecture and to enjoy light refreshments.  The program cost is only $10 per session, but remember seating is limited for this well-subscribed series. 

On Sunday, January 16, 2011, enjoy the first in the series with “Then and Now at Green Spring Gardens.”  Learn the story of Green Spring Gardens through fascinating photo archives that span 120 years.  Green Spring historian Debbie Waugh shows how the landscape evolved and how the gardens were laid out to create a unique and inspiring – and still changing – public garden now operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

The second in the series will take place on Sunday, January 23, and provides visitors with the chance to find out everything about trees.  Arborist and author Richard Murray, aided by samples, presents a fresh look at trees.  Learn why trees have been so successful and how we can help preserve them.  Book sale and signing will follow.

Please register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/education.htm or call the site at 703-642-5173. 

Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, VA.