Nature is the watchword at Beagle Ridge. Prior to becoming Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, the 160 acre property was part of a 2,000 acre hunting preserve. Its pristine beauty is what nurtures owners Greg and Ellen Reynolds daily and what inspires them to share the bounty of nature with guests.
A Note from Beagle Ridge
Our farm building was the site of the pen-raised quail and partridge and the mountains around us are filled with wildlife. We share the farm with deer, turkey, grouse, rabbits, numerous bird species, and even black bears. Gardening in this situation is a challenge; however, we have encroached upon them so we need to work with them.
Our Tea Garden is redone every few years due to the abundance of mints we use. These herbs do tend to take over and we are now using these terra cots tiles to contain them. It also makes a nice sculpture aspect to the gardens. Everything in these beds can be used for tea. Come sip teas and watch the hummingbirds, or birds, and enjoy the quiet.
The remainder of the gardens includes a formal walled herbal display garden, a Lavender walk, Thyme, Oregano, and Lavender collections, a pergola which shades our medicinal herbs, a water garden, a Cottage garden, a Wildlife habitat garden, shrub borders with rogusa roses for long season bloom, a Japanese Meditation garden, a Tea Garden and a Gravel/ Mediterranean garden ( yes everything is planted in a substance we call "Dirty Rock"). All the plants are xeric, which means they can survive with little or no additional watering ( of course that means after being established).
The woodland garden has filled in and provides the only true shade in the gardens. The Viburnums create the backdrop to our shade lovers, Columbine, Hepatica, Ginger, and many others. In addition we have lots of berry-producing shrubs which provide a food source for the birds. The dry-bed through the woodland helps eliminate a water problem that occurs when we have thunderstorms. Along this temporary watercourse, we have many primroses, ferns, columbines, sweet woodruff, and Golden Alexander. Although we have now lost a few of the shade producing pines we still have enough shade for our woodland area plants to thrive.
We built a raised bed planter with wheelchair accessibility- I call this my Garden for all Ages. We are in the process of redoing this area so please excuse our mess. There are lots of other areas to focus on and this will be replanted and pretty again soon. Since it is raised I have found out how much more enjoyable it was to plant, care for, and harvest from it. The Bee balm will be a permanent fixture in the bed but we have new raised veggie beds so no more vegetables in this bed now- wait and see what we do next... This simple planter box is just the right height for wheelchairs and at less than 3' wide is accessible on all sides. The two legs of the raised planter contain herbs on one side and cutting perennials in the other.
We Specialize in Lavender
June and July are bloom times in Southwest Virginia. That means that harvesting from Beagle Ridge's 14+ varieties of lavender plants just took place. No worries. That means drying has begun. Lavender has so many properties, from culinary to medicinal and of course the beauty in the garden. Even though harvesting has already taken place for the 2020 season, there is still plenty of lavender to go around at the farm.
We manufacture an ever-expanding bath and body line, simply perfect for pampering yourself. In addition, since we are a Lavender and Herb farm we carry a wide variety of lavender and herbal inspired products. Our products are manufactured here at our herb farm in southwest Virginia, and we take pride in every item we make. Try our products, don't you deserve it?
Our Line Includes bath bombs, lotions, creams, essential oils, a men's line, lavender filled stuffed animals, sachets, foot care, soap, lip balm, Pampered Pooch, a special gardener's line, culinary treats, and more. Give the gift of Beagle Ridge products to everyone in your life - or treat yourself!
We hope you join us for one of our special events or classes here at the farm. Looking for a special activity for your group? Let us set up a special class just for your group. All events and classes are compliant with social distancing and our new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upcoming Classes & Events
|Essential Oils 101 & 102||Saturday, August 8th @ 11AM|
|Making Balms & Salves||Saturday, August 22nd @ 1PM|
|Herbal Oils & Vinegars||Saturday, August 29th @ 1PM|
|Pesto Class||Saturday, September 26th @ 1PM|
|Dried Fall Wreath||Saturday, October 3rd @ 1PM|
|Lavender Wreath||Saturday, October 17th @ 1PM|
|Spa Day||Saturday, November 21st @ 1PM|
|Christmas Wreath||Saturday, December 5th @ 1PM|
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
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