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<lst>Landscape Workshop for Homeowners. Explore the design process by learning about design and plant selection. Saturday, June 4 and 11 from 9 a.m.-noon at Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

Garden Accents: Personalizing Your Garden with Stone Plaques. Learn how to use stone plaques to give a garden a subtle touch, as well as create stone plaques. Friday, June 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

Spicy Basil. Learn to add basil to add some flavor to recipes, floral arrangements and garden design. Registration and prepayment required, $24. Sunday, June 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

Carnivorous Plants. Learn the many facts and features of carnivorous plants. $5, plus $25 supply fee. Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

Dramatic Plant Combinations. Learn new techniques in creating plant combinations. Fee is $9. Friday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

Hydrangeas. Learn to add hydrangeas to make a garden more modern. Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m-11:30 p.m. Fee is $9. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road. Call 703-642-5173.

The Garden Gate Plant Shop in Green Spring Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, sells plants propagated from those grown in the Park, including uncommon varieties rarely found in local nurseries. Proceeds go to the Friends of Green Spring, a nonprofit organization which supports the Park's gardens and educational programs. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Call 703-642-5173.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located near Vienna, at 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, off of Beulah Road, between Route 7 and Route 123. The gardens are open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in May. Admissions close a half hour before the Gardens close. For information about programs and the Gardens, call 703-255-3631 or visit www.nvrpa.org/meadowlark.html.