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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.

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 >

Gift Your Gardener!

Not sure what to get the garden lover in your life? Having been the recipients of many thoughtful, generous, but not-so-useful gifts from family and friends who are not of the gardening persuasion, the Fearrington garden team devoted a rainy morning to compiling a list we hope will be helpful as the holidays approach. These are the things which would truly make us smile (were we to be gifted with one)! At the top of our list, unsurprisingly, were a number of tools we have all coveted. 1.... Full Post >

Harvest & The Garden

With the colder and shorter days of winter fast approaching, finding new ways to bring the garden indoors becomes one of our favorite tasks. While all the colorful flowers our gardens have enjoyed may be a fast-disappearing memory, there is still plenty of material and opportunity in the garden for seasonal decorating. Here in the Gardens at Fearrington, we like to use container plantings, filled with colorful evergreen shrubs, grasses, and hardy blooms to group by the entrances to shops and... Full Post >

The Butterfly Room

Our General Manager Theresa Chiettini’s favorite room is easily Room 34, one of our luxurious Grand Suites in The Park Building. With a large sitting area, a king bed with a beautifully crafted headboard, a bathroom with an incredible jacuzzi tub, and a private patio, this room is hard to beat. As you walk through the gate into your private patio, the bubbling fish pond to your left offers a calming serenity to begin your stay. Above the small set of table and chairs is a charming metal... Full Post >

The Bridal Suite

This coveted Superior Suite is almost always booked on the weekends for our brides who have the joy of getting married at The Fearrington House - so come enjoy it during the week! Room 6 is an incredible suite with views of the gardens from both the sitting room and bedroom, and is certainly large enough to accommodate bridesmaids getting ready. The foyer of this Suite’s floors are made of classic farm wood, which then instantly opens up to the bright sitting area with views of Jenny’s... Full Post >