The whole family will have a field day at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, a premiere lavender farm in southwest Virginia spanning more than four miles. Here you’ll find a multitude of lush display gardens filled with not only lavender but also an array of herb and flowers.
Beagle Ridge is also home to southwest VA’s only walk-through butterfly house, all aflutter with 32 butterfly species. Before leaving to embark on your next Wytheville adventure, be sure to stop by the farm’s new outdoor café, featuring pizza ovens for DIY pizzas, topped with herbs of your choosing from the gardens.
The summer months are perfect for checking out Henley Mountain Berry Farm, a go-to for u-pick blueberries and a variety of homemade, artisanal blueberry goods. The farm is part of the Mountain Crossroads Artisan Trail in Wythe County and a member of Round the Mountain Artisan Network in Southwest Virginia.
For more farm-fresh goodies, head over to Williams Orchard, a family-owned-and-operated Wytheville farm that has served visitors for more than 70 years. Here you’ll find a broad range of picks, from apples and corn to pumpkins and gourds.
Come fall, the festivities kick into high gear for the annual Pumpkin Festival, featuring u-pick pumpkins and kids’ activities every weekend in October, including a corn maze, tractor drawn hayrides, children’s mini maze, and more.
The wine connoisseur in your crew will love West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery, located on a fourth-generation homestead just minutes from New River. This hot spot not only serves up a remarkable wine selection, but also a variety of gourmet snacks, soaps, candles, home gifts, and more from local artisans.