The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445

Homegrown at The Omni Homestead Resort

Chef's Garden

Chef's Garden

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden...But though an old man, I am but a young gardener."

-Thomas Jefferson

Located near the Spa, the Chef’s Garden features dozens of herbs, vegetables and flowers, all organically grown and completely edible. The Chef’s Garden is Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. This means that we use techniques like co-planting, strategic architectural planting and have a variety of plants to maximize the space to produce a crop that is beautiful, practical and safe to eat. With our four-season climate we have also implemented succession planting so that after one crop is harvested, another is planted in the same space, maximizing the growing season.

Here are a few of the more than 60 plants found in the garden and used in our restaurants:

  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Lavender
  • Lettuce 
  • Mint
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Pea
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini