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Back Home in Virginia

Gary and Lynne Hess live on a beautiful 240-acre farm in Rockingham County, Virginia — literally within walking distance of the Harrisonburg city limits. The farm is open seasonally for family fun … and yes, Hess Greenhouse has relocated to the farm! You can find all the flowers you found at the Rt. 11 location right here on the farm from early April through mid-June.  Then join us for a summer visit to the Enchanted Garden Greenhouse to learn about butterflies and then again in the fall for pumpkins and even more farm fun! Our 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

Head out to the farm October 6, 7, and 8 for our Men at Work Weekend! We‘ll have about 5-7 pieces of cool equipment. Professionals will be providing demonstrations of the awesome earth-moving machines! Visitors will be invited to test out their skills and operate some of the equipment! 

Virginia Carousel

Our 1942 carousel has been completely restored! What a sight to behold and a joy to ride! 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 …

Fall Fun!

amazing fun with over 30 attractions await you this fall. Plan to spend a few hours – or the whole day!  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.

LOVE at the Farm
We are so excited to have our very own ‘LOVE’ artwork at the farm!
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Felt Leaf Garland
Fall is coming and the weather will soon be chilly. Crafts are a great way to spend time as a
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Fall Mason Jars
Fall is the time of year for happily unpacking our sweaters and cozying up in front of the fireplace. It’s
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