In Our Gardens

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.

Tree Decorating for the Birds

Wreaths are being hung, doors and windows swagged, trees lit and decorated, and the Fearrington gardeners have arrived at our favorite part of the Holiday Season: decorating the large tree in the center of the Village for the birds! Festooned from top to bottom with our handmade, edible ornaments, it is not only lovely to look at, but will provide our wild creatures with fruit, nuts, and nutrition during the next few cold weeks. This year, we'll be hanging peanut wreaths, raisin "icicles,"... Full Post >

Native and Local!

Back in September, when the weather was milder and garden tasks somewhat less pressing, the Fearrington gardeners, accompanied by Mr. Greg Fitch, took a morning to visit our friends and neighbors at Cure Nursery in Pittsboro. Longtime growers and wholesale plant sellers Bill and Jen Cure have recently begun to offer their lovingly grown and carefully cultivated native plants to the retail public. With the launch of our hugely popular Wildflower Meadow in Camden Park, along with our renewed... Full Post >

Fearrington Decorates

Sunny weather and blue skies still feel like the holidays as Fearrington begins to decorate for the season. Over the next few days, the Fearrington garden staff and florists will set up, light and decorate more than a dozen trees throughout the Village Center. One of the first (and largest!) to go up is the Center Island tree, which will be covered with our handmade decorations to feed the birds. Specially decorated trees will be placed throughout the Village shops and restaurants, along... Full Post >

The Berries of Autumn

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... Full Post >

All Things Native

With flower beds all tidied and plenty of rain on hand, the Fearrington Gardeners recently took a field trip up the road to visit our friends at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. A morning spent oohing and aahing over the lush plantings there - exemplified by this spectacular pitcher plant display - has only piqued our interest in the diversity and beauty of native North Carolina wildflowers. This is the perfect time of year to visit the NCBG! Check out their Facebook page for... Full Post >

Pretty in Pink!

These beautiful flowers have caught the attention of many Fearrington guests, including some friendly butterflies! These tall Zinnias were boasting their bright pink petals this week. The darker pink shades are called Tudor Rose, Violet Queen and Purple Dahlia. The light pink shaded flowers are called Miss Willmott. What sweet names for such pretty flowers! Take a stroll through Jenny's garden to see these photogenic blooms! Full Post >

Late Summer Fireworks

One of our favorite things about late summer in the Gardens here at Fearrington is to see the endlessly fascinating combinations of leaf and flower emerge. Colors intensify in the August light, and all the various forms  of plants begin to weave together magically! A few combinations that have really caught our eye are Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', Canna 'Bengal Tiger' and 'Color Guard' Yucca at the entrance to The Fearrington Granary, Full Post >

A Lily Standing Tall!

Fearrington's gardens are filled with vibrant colors, leaf textures and plants of all shapes and sizes! Tucked away in one of our Inn courtyards, there is a pink lily that stands above the rest -- at over five feet tall! This lilium speciosum rubrum was planted nearly five years and and hit its stride this year, sprouting up to peek above the courtyard fence. Keep an eye out for the pink blooms across from the Fitch Creations Administration Building. Full Post >

Sit a Spell

As excited as we are to see visitors at Fearrington out strolling the gardens, we also truly love to have them enjoy the peaceful beauty of Fearrington by just sitting and relaxing in a garden! With that in mind, we have created several new areas in the Village for our guests to unwind. Nearly everyone is familiar with the iconic white Adirondacks in front of The Fearrington House, but now there are two spots in the nearby shade of the Garden Terrace to discover! Other locations include just... Full Post >

This is Where the Magic Starts!

Anyone who has attended a Fearrington wedding, stayed overnight at the Inn, or dined at The Fearrington House has undoubtedly been wowed by the floral artistry of Mary Stevens and her talented team. While having the ability to choose from among the best in bloom the world has to offer each week, the Fearrington designers have another asset -- special beds of cutting plants created just for them by Gardener Donna Mears! With one located behind the Flower Shop, and another behind Roost, the... Full Post >