Our new perennial cutting garden beds are in full bloom! Built this past January, the beds are full of favorites that will produce until first frost. Upkeep on the beds with fresh topsoil 10 inches deep has been minimal, few weeds lush growth, and no need for watering. Mary and the florist gals harvest in here regularly. Flowers and leaves are used around the village in various arrangements, wedding and party decorations, and bride and groom bouquet and boutonnieres. Come visit! Full Post >
Jenny's Garden is in full fragrant bloom already! Our established plantings of fragrant white 'Thalia' daffodils were joined last year by the 1800 heirloom miniature Narcissus 'Canaliculatus' and, in honor of Jenny Fitch, the cyclamineus type 'Jenny.' Come to smell the flowers! Full Post >
Blooming as early as February some years, the delicate-looking, but tough evergreen vine Clematis armandii has become one of our early spring favorites here in the gardens at Fearrington. Fat buds open over a succession of days in even the coldest weather, turning from palest pink to ivory white. Once open, the flowers release their heavenly vanilla scent to surprise and delight passers-by. While still a lovely dark green and well behaved vine when not in bloom, they are in full... Full Post >
While the past few weeks may have still been blustery and cold outside, within the cozy confines of our glass greenhouse the gardeners at Fearrington have been busy planning--and planting!--for warmer weather. Flats of seeds have been prepared and are being eagerly checked on daily for signs of growth. New cultivars that we are particularly excited about include ornamental peppers "Tangerine Dream" and "Hot Lemon", which our gardener Donna will add to the gardens surrounding the Granary, and... Full Post >
It's March -- and each sunny day is coaxing forth new daffodils in the Village Center! Large and small-cupped, fragrant, miniature, ranging in colors from peach to white to deep gold, the gardeners add new varieties each year to ensure continuous bloom throughout the season. Come often and take a stroll so as not to miss the show! Full Post >
One of the most admired and remarked-upon features of the late winter gardens at Fearrington is the astounding collection of hellebores or Lenten roses (helleborus x hybridus) to be found in the dry rock garden near the sign to Fearrington House Restaurant. Starting from a collection of just 12 plants - vegetatively propagated from the famous strain grown by Ashwood Nurseries in England - our plants have multiplied over the past dozen years to become a veritable carpet of bloom. Usually... Full Post >
Why get away when everyone else does? Enjoy the Inn’s award-winning service and cuisine and stunning gardens, Mon-Thurs. Includes overnight stay, afternoon tea and full breakfast, and a $50 credit per person for dinner at The Fearrington Granary. Starts at $375.