Our Tree Farm
make your Christmas special
Boys Home Tree Farm
Think of us during the holidays. When you select a beautiful, fresh tree from our farm, you’ll support us financially and support a unique and very important Boys Home activity.
The farm involves everyone. In the spring, our residents set out transplants and plant seedlings. In the summer and fall, they shear trees and groom fields. During the winter, they cut and deliver trees for wholesale and assist with the Choose & Cut sales at the farm. It’s a huge team effort, and an important source of revenue.
Our tree farm began as a bequest from Joanne Tannehill, who left her Augusta County property as a teaching and learning experience for our boys. Since then, we’ve received support from Virginia Tech, The Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Trust, Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers, and our friends and neighbors. The farm has become an important part of the Boys Home story … and all the hard work can help make your Christmas special.
1118 Bear Wallow Flat
West Augusta, VA, 24485
Open House: Saturday, November 30
Open for business: Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, November 29 through December 21
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Take Rt. 250 west towards Monterey for 16 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 629 (Deerfield Valley Road) and go 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 688 (Old Parkersburg Turnpike) and go 200 yards to first right and turn onto Rt. 689 (Bear Wallow Flat). Follow the signs to Boys’ Home Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shop.
Take I-64 east to exit 29. Turn left onto Rt. 42 north for 16 miles. At Millboro Springs turn left onto Rt. 39 for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Rt. 678 (Indian Draft Road.) After 8 miles turn right onto Rt. 629 (Deerfield Valley Road). After 18 miles turn right onto Rt. 688 (Old Parksburg Turnpike) and go 200 yards to the first right and turn onto Rt. 689 (Bear Wallow Flat). Follow the signs to Boys’ Home Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shop.