Strawberry Field Trips

Our strawberry field trips will take place again starting in May. All field trips are held at our Oatlands location in Leesburg. To reserve your field trip, please fill out our field trip form below. All questions can be directed to Harriet at wegmeyerfarms@yahoo.com.

Bring history and plant science to life! Our unique springtime field trip combines local history and plant science – each member of your class will pick strawberries and learn how they grow at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg. The field trip is STEM-based, meets several Virginia SOLs and is perfect for all ages – pick strawberries to take home, learn how they grow and visit the historic greenhouse and gardens. 

Pick locally grown Loudoun County strawberries here at Wegmeyer Farms!
Our strawberries are available for u-pick or in-store purchase!

Your field trip includes the following elements:

Strawberry Learning Classroom: In the learning classroom, students will learn about the strawberry life cycle, temperature importance in agriculture, irrigation and plant nutrition.

Strawberry Picking Experience: Students will be taught how to pick a strawberry and how to tell when they are ready to pick. Each student will pick a pint of strawberries to take home.

Historic Greenhouse: Enter the 1810 greenhouse to hear about the Carter Family and learn about Mrs. Carter’s passion for greenhouse gardening. Students will learn about life in the late 1800s.

Scavenger Hunt in the Gardens: Nagivate your way through the terraced gardens on a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt.

Schedule Your Field Trip Today: Field trips are held Tuesday – Friday, May 1 to May 31. Cost is $12 per student, teachers are free. To schedule your field trip, please complete our field trip request form. 

Important Information:

  1. Please be on time. You should plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in. 
  2. The field trip is scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes. 
  3. The cost for the students and parents is $12.00 per person two and over This includes the strawberry lesson, history lesson, strawberry picking, a hayride and a coupon to come back and pick strawberries. Teachers and aides are free
Kids love our pick-your-own strawberries!