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Our Gardening Team maintains our gardens year-round to decorate the romantic setting with shrubs, trees, bulbs, annuals and perennials - creating Fearrington's award-winning natural landscape. Stroll through the gardens and read below for tips from our gardeners, new gardening projects and more.

Unwind in Jenny’s Garden

One of Fearrington's most iconic and beautiful garden's is Jenny's Garden. Named for Jenny Fitch, this peacful garden behind The Fearrington House Inn is a favorite for guests and visitors alike. The white arbor benches in the corners of Jenny's Garden have picture perfect views of the blooming flowers in the center of the garden. Relax and enjoy the views of the Inn, the Pecan Trees and the surrounding gardens that surround Fearrington. Keep an eye out for the beginning set-up for an... Full Post >

Meet Junior Sous Chef Zac

Zac joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2014 and was promoted to Junior Sous Chef in 2015. Previously, Chef Zac had worked at restaurants and sustainable farms in Virginia and North Carolina. At Fearrington he's using those skills to improve the plantings in the restaurant gardens, as well as creating housemade ingredients in our kitchens. Read more about his experiences below! What was your first farm experience? My mother's parents lived in the mountains of Virginia up a long... Full Post >

Refresh in the Cutting Garden

Did you know many of our floral arrangements throughout the Village (and sometimes at our special events) are made using flowers grown in our own gardens? One of the best spots to see these blossoms is in the cutting garden. Tucked away from the Village Center, the bench in the cutting garden is the perfect place to rest and relax in the shade. Take in the quiet blooms and watch the bees and butterflies keep our gardens looking beautiful. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a... Full Post >

Natural Reading Nooks

The perfect way to spend the day is with a good book, right? This spot in front of McIntyre's is convenient for people watching in the Village Center or getting lost in a new summer read. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Village Center, people watch at The Barn and listen to the Belties "moo," all in front of the quirky window displays of McIntyre's. Residents, guests and visitors alike take the time to stop and appreciate the connections throughout the village. Do you have a favorite... Full Post >

The Inn Courtyard

After checking in to The Fearrington House Inn, why not stop for a moment to take in the scenery? Fearrington is surrounded by blooming gardens all year, and the courtyard at The Inn is one of guests' favorites places to sit. Enjoy the serene fountain, watch guests come and go (and maybe a chef or two!), and relax in Fearrington's bucolic setting. This bench is the perfect location to unwind after traveling before strolling to dinner, or heading to visit the Belties. Savor the quaint Inn... Full Post >

Soaking in the Sunshine

Nestled behind the Village Center is Camden Park. The pedestrian friendly and scenic park is filled with lively wildflower meadows and quirky stone sheep. Many residents and guest alike enjoy a stroll through the park throughout the day! Overlooking the water in Camden Park is a the perfect place to rest or enjoy the sunshine. Camden Park is a popular place to perch in Fearrington for its proximity to the village and to our neighborhoods. Take in the views of Fearrington's quiet... Full Post >

A Quiet Place to Perch

Just around the corner from The Fearrington House Inn with sweet views of The Fearrington House Restaurant is the perfect place to take in the bucolic views of the Village. Watch the bustling of the kitchen, or as guests explore the village shops. Take the opportunity to soak up the scene after checking into your room. It's the perfect connection of beauty, hospitality and service that encompasses Fearrington's story. Do you have a favorite public place at Fearrington? Share yours and tag... Full Post >

Growing Fearrington Vegetables!

The Gardening Team, Chef Colin Bedford, Chef Tom Whitaker and Chef Thomas Card worked hard last fall to clear out the old hoop houses, build raised beds, and prep vegetable seeds to plant. Anne Stomp from Duckwood Farms in Chatham County, worked with the restaurant team as a consultant to guide in the first growing season. After producing leeks, beets, carrots, kale and radishes for the winter menu, the chefs are already looking ahead to spring! The chefs have planted cauliflower,... Full Post >

Building Our Hive

We sat down with Chef Colin Bedford and Just Bee's Marty to learn a little more about our growing bee hive! Here's what he had to share about keeping our buzzing buddies happy and healthy. When did Fearrington first install the honey hives? We installed the hives in summer or fall of 2013 in preparation for 2014 nectar flow. Nectar flow in this area is normally March through July. How many estimated honey bees use Fearrington’s hives? Currently Fearrington is home to five honey bee... Full Post >

Our Latest Project

If you have braved the recent cold and strolled the Gardens at Fearrington in the past weeks, you may have noticed some exciting changes taking place around The Garden Terrace! Because they adjoin one of our most favored event sites, the gardens surrounding the Terrace have been getting a fresh update from Fearrington gardener and arborist Ryan Cadwalader. Continuing our efforts to expand the use of native plants throughout our gardens, older, non-native shrubs, perennials, and ground covers... Full Post >