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Fearrington’s award-winning gardens meld the informal qualities of Fearrington’s farm heritage with the romantic landscape details Jenny and R.B. Fitch enjoyed during their travels through the European countryside.

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 >

Behind Our Gardens

The Gardens are Fearrington are meticulously managed year-round to provide habitats for our feathery friends, a scenic background for our beautiful garden weddings, and for all who enjoy a stroll throughout the village. Our Gardening Team has been working hard over the past 12-15 months to incorporate as many native species as possible for our local wildlife - including our own birds and bees. Here a few of the different plant species we're working with throughout the Village Center and... Full Post >

Looking Ahead to Spring

Spring is feeling closer with the daily arrival of each new order of seeds! This week Fearrington gardener Donna Mears - who oversees the planning and planting of several cutting gardens used by Principal Floral Designer, Mary Stevens, and her team - began one of her favorite tasks: assembling the many varieties of cut-flower seeds which she will soon be sowing in our glasshouse. While many of these will be the tried-and-true flowers Mary loves and relies on, florists and gardeners would not... Full Post >

Helping The Birds Weather Winter

The sudden arrival of winter weather in our area  - and on National Bird Day, at that - has inspired us to share a brief summary of ways to help our garden friends survive the toughest and coldest days of the season. Providing shelter from the storm can be as easy as making small piles of brush here and there throughout the garden. Adding some leafy branches to the top of the piles will give additional cover to birds trying to stay warm. Leaving dead trees up - where possible - allows... Full Post >

Holiday Greenery

While there may not be any snow - or even freezing temperatures - this holiday season, the gardens at Fearrington are lush with beautiful greenery and berried branches to inspire our Garden Team. We've been growing and cutting many of our favorites for years, and thought we would share some of the best with you to add to your own cutting gardens. Here in the Carolina Piedmont, we are fortunate to be able to grow many broadleaf evergreens, and there is nothing more iconic than bunches of... Full Post >

Edible Adornments

It's hardly a secret that we're passionate about preserving and expanding our bird habitats here in the gardens at Fearrington. Within the past few years we have added greatly to our collection of native plants to sustain our feathered residents, created wildflower meadows and even won coveted certification as a Bird Friendly Habitat from the New Hope Audubon Society! So it's no surprise that the gardeners' favorite holiday project is creating edible decorations for our bird tree in the Village... Full Post >

Fearrington is Feather Friendly

Fitch Creations, Inc. is proud to share that Fearrington Village is now a certified Bird Friendly Habitat at the highest level by the New Hope Audubon Society. In September, New Hope Audubon visited with Ryan Caldwalader, Fearrington's arborist and gardener, and Laura Morgan, General Manager for Real Estate and New Construction at Fearrington, to showcase the village's features to attract bird-friendly habitats. The New Hope Audubon Society noted that Fearrington has installed numerous... Full Post >