On Friday, November 24, the Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm will open for its 30th season. The updated hours for the 2023 season are below. In her bequest, Joanne Tannehill, left her Augusta County tree farm to Boys Home as a teaching and learning experience for students. The Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm is maintained throughout the year by the Christmas tree farm manager and students. In the spring, students assist with planting young seedlings and relocating mature transplants to the tree field. In the summer and fall, they shear trees and groom the fields. During the winter, the students harvest trees for wholesale. Once the Christmas tree farm opens, students assist visitors with choosing a Christmas tree and the packaging process.
If you are purchasing a live tree this season, please consider a visit to the Boys Home Christmas Tree Farm. Wreaths will be available to purchase as well. All purchases will support this organization that serves as a home for the holidays and all year round for many young men.
Tree Farm Dates and Hours for 2023
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 24, 25, 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday
December 2-3, 9-10 and Saturday, December 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Santa will available for photos on December 2 and 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Address: 1118 Bear Wallow Flat, West Augusta, VA, 24485
Boys Home of Virginia, founded in 1906, provides a healthy and supportive environment for young men whose lives have been negatively impacted by poverty or family instability. Students are provided food, clothing, shelter, and guidance in a manner that supports the successful transition to adulthood along with educational and career opportunities. Boys Home, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is almost entirely privately funded by individuals, organizations, churches, and foundations.
For more information about Boys Home, or to donate, please visit the website at www.boyshomeofva.org.