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Back Home in Virginia

Gary and Lynne Hess live on a beautiful 240-acre farm land in Rockingham County, Virginia — literally within walking distance of the Harrisonburg city limits. The farm is open seasonally for family fun … and this year, Hess Greenhouse has relocated to the farm!  While much of the farm’s fall attractions are geared toward children, there’s plenty to entertain “kids” from age two to ninety-two.

This Week at the Farm

All excited to open the greenhouse April 1st. We’re hard at work transplanting and tidying up. Shipments coming in along with everything we grow ourselves so mark your calendar!

Butterfly House

Our colorful Butterfly House is a local favorite with kids and adults alike! It’s a unique celebration of summer on the farm! Find out more …


Tea is served!

Start a new tradition this year with a Country Tea celebration here on the farm! Artisan fare is fresh, homemade and delightful. Read more …


Some ‘a-maze-ing’ flower picking and homemade ice cream, plus some new attractions! It’s fun for all at the farm!  Read more …

Making Family Memories!

This summer, you’re invited to “Get out & play in the ‘Burg“! It’s a collection of destinations on GoBlueRidgeTravel.com popular Kids Trail … and BackHome-onTheFarm is featured!  Visit their website and meet Bucket, the purple snail — your guide to having a good time in the Shenandoah Valley.

Scrumptious Strawberry Ice Cream
June is National Dairy Month and we’re celebrating the only way we know how; with mouthwatering, homemade ice cream! We’re
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Mosquito-Repelling Garden
School will be out soon, and the warm, sunny days will be filled with barbecues, lazy paddling at the lake,
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Marvelous Marigolds
Showcasing blooms in vibrant golds, coppers, and brass, marigolds are a popular flower for many reasons. Blooms for days…While marigolds
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