Celebrate Mother's Day

Many moms are working harder than ever. Perhaps a little extra thought and love may be in order for this Mother's Day.

We're proud to feature local businesses and restaurants offering something special for moms.


There is no gift like the gift of time, and we have a found a few ideas to help you spend it with mom.

Lexington Carriage Company offers 50-minute narrated horse-drawn carriage tours through downtown Lexington Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book your tour for Mother's Day weekend; a real treat for families!

Lexington Carriage Company
Lexington Carriage Company

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden is a beautiful adventure through marsh and meadows. Keep a keen eye out for wildflowers, turtles, and much more. Their Birding at Boxerwood event is held monthly from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and wouldn't you know it? May's date is the Saturday before Mother's Day, May 11. Bring your binoculars and enjoy the views.

Some moms really love plants, and if that's your mom, you're in luck! The Rockbridge Master Gardeners are having their Annual Plant Sale at Sam Houston Ruritan Barn on May 11 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. More than 1,000 plants will be available for purchase, there is Kidz Korner, and there will be live music.

Tantivy Lavender Farm is a beautiful place to dawdle away the day. In fact, their annual Mother's Day Picnic Luncheon will be May 12 from noon until 3 p.m. Celebrate mom amid the lavender! Reservations required via their website.

A visit to see the overshot waterwheel at historic Wade's Mill is always a great idea. The mill is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. If you visit between 10 and noon you can see the milling equipment in action. There is no fee to visit the mill and you're welcome to enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Only service dogs are permitted.

Ecco Adesso has Mother's Day mimosa flights on deck as well as sangria, a curated wine spritzer, and of course, wine. Make yourself at home with a picnic of your own or gather something from inside, like pizzettas or charcuterie. Visit from noon until 6 p.m. at your leisure.

The Danny Goodson Band (rock and roll) will be playing at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery on May 12 starting at 1 p.m. Flights, glasses, and bottles of their handcrafted wine and beer will be available, and The Hitchin' Post food truck will be on-site, too.

Live Music at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
Live Music at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery


Artists in Cahoots is a consortium of local painters, potters, jewelry makers, and other talented artisans. Browse their Mother's Day Collection and take advantage of free gift wrapping to give your mom something beautiful, thoughtful, and uniquely Rockbridge.

More Artsy Enclaves

Earth, Fire & Spirit Pottery has made their one-of-a-kind creations available online through an Etsy shop. Browse their collection of planters, vases, utensil holders, casseroles, and more to see if there's something that fits mom's style. Their Washington Street storefront is a delightful feast for the eyes!

For the mom who lives to cook and bake, Ladles & Linens is our local go-tool for all the neat kitchen gadgets and whimsical tea towels we could ever need. Shop them online for something fun for mom.

Ladles & Linens
Ladles & Linens

"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food," said comedian W.C. Fields, but many moms can raise a glass to his sentiment. Sound familiar? Ship a bottle, a case, or even complete a Wine Club application to keep mom stocked with award-winning Rockbridge Vineyard wine.

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There are so many wonderful things available at Sugar Maple Trading Co.! Check out their spring collection but don't stop there! There are SO MANY neat things to choose from. When in doubt, use their handy Gift Inspiration Tool to hone in on something special for mom.

More Boutiques and Special Finds

Walkabout Outfitter in Downtown Lexington
Walkabout Outfitter in Downtown Lexington

Walkabout Outfitter has a dedicated Mother's Day section on their website featuring nature-inspired jewelry, apparel, clothing, and all the outdoor accoutrements mom could want. If you can't possibly make a selection, consider a gift card.

The outdoorsy mom may also need a new kayak. If that's the case, Journey Outdoors is a great stop with knowledgeable folks who will steer you in the right direction.

When the shopping just doesn't pan out, there's always flowers. And for some moms, flowers are the real key to her heart anyway. If that's your mama, get in touch with University Florist, The Jefferson Florist & Gardens, or Flowers & Things at Sycamore Lane. For a farm-fresh arrangement of beautiful wildflowers for mom, head to a local farmers market where vendors keep stock of such beauties!

Tantivy Lavender Farm
Tantivy Lavender Farm


Haywood's has a Mother's Day Brunch on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a spread of desserts at The Patton Room, too! Reservations required by calling 540-463-2508.

The Colonial Dining Room at Natural Bridge has always been a hot spot for holiday brunches and Mother's Day is no different. Book your table for a seating between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. by calling 540-291-2121.

Devil's Backbone Outpost Taproom & Kitchen offers weekend brunch. If you're not a regular bruncher, maybe Mother's Day is an opportune time to dine on their deck! No reservations required. Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Last Updated 4/30/24

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