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The historic house at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax is adjacent to 11 acres of manicured gardens. (From The Washington Post's Can't Miss Gardens, 4/20/12)

Flora to fawn over: can’t-miss area gardens

The historic house at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax is adjacent to 11 acres of manicured gardens.

The historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse in Springfield, VA, recently added to the Virginia Register of Historic Places (and the national register as well).  This one-room schoolhouse -- the last to operate in Fairfax County -- is getting some much needed repairs and renovations from some wonderful Eagle scouts. Community support and interest are making a huge difference.

The historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse in Springfield, VA, recently added to the Virginia Register of Historic Places (and the national register as well). This one-room schoolhouse -- the last to operate in Fairfax County -- is getting some much needed repairs and renovations from some wonderful Eagle scouts. Community support and interest are making a huge difference.

Union soldiers at Fairfax County Courthouse, Fairfax, Virginia in June 1863. (Note the soldiers on the roof.)

Union soldiers at Fairfax County Courthouse, Fairfax, Virginia in June (Note the soldiers on the roof.

Green Spring Farm, 4601 Green Spring Road, Annandale, Fairfax County, VA Other Title: Moss House

The English boxwoods at Gunston Hall are belived to have been planted between 1755 and 1765. (From Washington Post's "Can't Miss Gardens," 4/20/12)

Flora to fawn over: can’t-miss area gardens

The English boxwoods at Gunston Hall are belived to have been planted between 1755 and (From Washington Post's "Can't Miss Gardens,"

Historic Barrel Bridge, Fairfax Cross County Trail segment 1

5 tips and useful links for hiking the long Fairfax Cross County Trail (CCT) in Northern Virginia, from Great Falls Park to the Occoquan River.

Springfield's Sydenstricker Schoolhouse added to National Register ...

Springfield’s Sydenstricker Schoolhouse added to National Register of Historic Places

Springfield’s Sydenstricker Schoolhouse added to National Register of Historic Places - The State of NoVa - The Washington Post

Great Falls National Park, Fairfax County, Virginia

3 Places to Visit After a Fairfax County Deluge - Fun in Fairfax VA

Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia has lovely trails and one can rent a little field to grow one's own produce.

Nottoway Park in Vienna, Virginia has lovely trails and one can rent a little field to grow one's own produce.

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, steeped in history, is a popular location for birthday parties, meetings and events, such as the Civil War Reenactment this summer.

a Civil War Reenactment Commemoration of the anniversary of the Medical Evacuation of wounded soldiers will be held at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum from 10 a.

Washington's Grist Mill, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA   mid to late 18th Century  built by George Washington as part of his Mount Vernon Plantation

Washington's Grist Mill, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, VA mid to late Century built by George Washington as part of his Mount Vernon Plantation

Top playgrounds around the world --including one right here! -- I love this playground and my little one calls it the rainbow park.

10 Top Playgrounds Around the World

Travel with Kids: 10 Top Playgrounds Around the World : Condé Nast Traveler

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