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Welcome, Spring!

While February in the Gardens at Fearrington is filled with quiet murmurings of spring’s imminent arrival, March is when it all gets finally underway. Each day brings an explosion of new bloom and fresh leaves unfurling, and if there’s ever a time for getting out for a garden walk, this is it!

Here at Fearrington, the first weeks in March are the time to spot deep golden frills of Cornus mas, jewel-like purple and blue Iris reticulata, narcissus of every variety, and our spectacular Lenten Rose collection in full bloom!

As the month progresses, Magnolias in shades of pink, white, and soft yellow bravely open, along with native deciduous azaleas in front of the Granary, winter-blooming Clematis armandii, with its vanilla-scented white flowers, draped over the fence outside Haven, and billowing Virginia bluebells in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant.

The month departs, lamb-like, with the pink clouds of the native redbuds beginning to appear, along with hundreds of early bulbs, such as tulips, chionodoxa, leucojum, and crocus, which our gardeners have added to the gardens over many years.

Hoping to see you all at some point in this glorious garden month!

– Julian, Fearrington Gardener

10 Signs It’s Spring

Are you dreaming of a fresh, spring wedding? Springtime at Fearrington is one of our favorite times of the year - the gardens are awash in color and the bounty of the gardens is available for the menus at The Fearrington House Restaurant. There's so many beautiful blooms to incorporate into wedding decor - check out our wedding team's favorite signs of spring! "Hellebore, hellebore, hellebore," said Principal Floral Designer, Mary Stevens. "They are the first flowers to lift their... Full Post >

Route de Bonheur: Go West

Relais & Châteaux’s The Fearrington House Inn is located less than 30 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with easy drives to nearby Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Fearrington is the perfect place to begin a luxurious road trip, with exquisite cuisine from Five-Star, Five-Diamond Fearrington House Restaurant, indulgent spa treatments at The Spa at Fearrington and more. If you're looking for a trip along a western Route de Bonheur, visit the stunning Blue Ridge... Full Post >

The Influence of Presidents

As the world turns and the news outlets fulminate, laugh, bemoan, and cringe at what is coming out of Washington or Florida during a dinner in a packed room, while the rest of us average Joes wonder at the wild uncertainty that is gripping society, I’ve been musing on the influence of politics, and particularly Presidents, on the artistic psyche. I’ve been selling books for a long time, I have seen trends come and go, and I really do think that presidential temperament has a bearing on... Full Post >

Corporate Dining at Fearrington

Whether you are looking to a host a formal dinner party or a casual group luncheon, Fearrington Village has a variety of options available to you! With two distinctly different restaurants on property, The Granary and The Fearrington House Restaurant both offer diverse menus and atmospheres while providing the same high standards of service. The Granary Restaurant, located in the old Fearrington farm granary, serves a casual yet upscale bar and grill fare for both lunch and dinner service.... Full Post >

Spring Wardrobe Winners

Ah spring! As with every new season, opportunities abound to clear out the closet to make room for new and exciting wardrobe additions. Here is our take on 2017’s winners that will replace older, out-of-date styles: Retire: Chandelier Earrings Try: Statement earrings that feature larger, sculptural elements in lightweight metals. Retire: Low Rise Jeans Try: High rise denim or khakis that flow from the natural waist in an easy leg fit. Not to be confused with frumpier “mom”... Full Post >