Long after foliage and flowers have succumbed to the cold, winter-berrying plants fill our gardens with excitement and beauty. The mild, temperate climate of the Carolina Piedmont provides ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of trees and shrubs bearing winter fruit — many of them native!
Here at Fearrington, the gardeners have incorporated numerous types of winter-berrying plants into beds throughout the Village. We love them for their individual beauty and design possibilites, as well as the fact that many of them attract the birds and feed wildlife. Some of our favorites include the deciduous hollies inside the Inn Courtyard, the white-berried Nandina backing the Dovecote Border Garden, the red-berried Nandinas in front of Roost, and finally the spectacular purple native Beautyberries along the creek in Camden Park. Find all of these wonderful berrying plants and more on a stroll through Fearrington’s Gardens!