Spring Into Adventure

Experience spring in the beautiful rolling hills of Patrick County. Spring is a great time to explore one of our hiking trails, visit a cherry orchard, or one of our many greenhouses. Take advantage of the longer, warmer days and explore Fairy Stone State Park or join one of the park’s guided hikes.

Orchards and Berries

Levering Orchard: This 112-year-old, family-owned orchard offers many different types of fruit throughout the year

Windy Hill Orchard: Windy Hill is a family-owned orchard that has been open for over 100 year

Dawson’s Orchard: Dawson’s is a pick-your-own orchard that grows cherries, peaches, and apples

Fairy Stone Monday Market: This market meets every Monday evening

Mabe’s Strawberry Stand: Grab a flat (or three!) of freshly picked local strawberries at the annual Mabe’s Strawberry Stand in Patrick Springs conveniently located on Highway 58.

Wade’s Orchard: Wade’s is a family-owned orchard that sells a variety of fruits, local produce, and other goods

Stuart Farmers’ Market: Enjoy the freshness of Spring at the Stuart Famers’ Market located in Historic Downtown Stuart starting in May each year.

Annual Spring Festivals and Events

Spring Garden Symposium: The Patrick County Master Gardeners will be hosting their 13th spring Garden Symposium this year on March 12th!!

Reynold Homestead Historic Home Tours: Every Saturday and Sunday from April through October

PCMA Monthly Bluegrass Concerts: The Patrick County Music Association hosts a free concert each month

Strawberry Festival: The Strawberry Festival is held each May. Come out for all the sweet and savory strawberry treats your stomach can handle!

Farm Bureau Agriculture Expo: At the Patrick County Agriculture Expo you can find livestock, wool, blacksmith, and other trade demonstrations!

Willis Gap Community Jam: A weekly jam session that welcomes everyone.

Greenhouses and Garden Stores

Hall’s Plants & Produce: 987 Doe Run Rd Ararat, VA 24053

Lee’s Greenery: 49 Marigold Ln Ararat, VA 24053

Montgomery Greenhouse: 1661 Raven Rock Rd Ararat, VA 24053

Puckett’s Greenhouses: 1461 Green Spring Rd Ararat, VA 24053

All Seasons: 21581 Jeb Stuart Hwy. Stuart, VA 24171

High Country Lavender: 4444 JEB Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, VA

Flower Blooming Schedule

Late February-March: Daffodils, Crocus, Creeping Phlox, Fruit Trees, Virginia Bluebells, Dwarf Iris, Blood Root, Red Bud

April-May: Flame Azalea, Ramps, Magnolia, Trillium, Rhododendron, Solomon’s Seal, Mayapple, Flowering Dogwood