In Our Gardens

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.

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 >

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 >