Green Spring Gardens : a great spot to photograph flowers near D.C.

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After the storm cleared Sunday in Northern Virginia, it turned into a sunny, muggy day, perfect day to shoot flowers at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Va.

Green Spring is a beautiful place tucked away behind an office park and a car dealership. Sounds like an unusual location for a garden?
You have to see it.

There are bigger parks in Northern Virginia but arguably not many that can beat Green Spring Gardens when it comes to variety of flowers and landscaping. Oh, and did I mention, there is no admission fee.

So on Sunday I went to the park for 90 minutes or so to catch up on the latest blooms. The photo above was one of my favorites.
I found the contrast between these flowers and the metal sculptures striking.

This scene is a perfect example of how Green Spring Gardens is different from a lot of other parks. A great deal of care has been taken to frame certain plants and gardens, using fence posts, sculptures and very imaginative landscaping techniques.

If you live in the D.C Area or are planning to visit us for work or play, be sure to make time to visit Green Spring Gardens. You will be happy you did.

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