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.

Magnolia “Elizabeth”

One of our favorite color combos: Carolina blue and the soft yellow of Magnolia "Elizabeth." Full Post >

Species Tulips

Sunny days and warming temperatures have brought forth the first of many tulips here in our gardens. Always early, and repeating year after year, are the so-called "species tulips," many of these varieties date back to antiquity. With their short stems and cheerful colors, these tulips are hardy and welcome in early spring. Among the first:  "Little Beauty" starring in the beds alongside Roost. Full Post >

New Season, New Seeds

Our glasshouse is beginning to look a lot like Spring! New seed starts. Full Post >

Virginia Bluebells

So happy to see the purple, cabbage-like foliage of the emerging Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) popping up here and there throughout the Village! These, shown, are in Jenny's Garden, and more can be seen in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant. Now we KNOW spring is here! Full Post >

Gardener Selfie

The Fearrington gardeners were excited to go on their first spring plant-buying trip to our favorite source, the Big Bloomers Plant Farm in Sanford! We returned with lots of new lovelies -- rosemaries, columbines, scented geraniums and more! Can't wait to try them out in the gardens this spring! We'll keep you posted on which ones become our new favorites... Full Post >

Spring’s Earliest Have Arrived

Spring's earliest and bravest faces are the early bulbs. Now popping up throughout the gardens despite the cold, are hardy bulbs such as species crocus (seen above). If you're in search of more color, the Winter Aconite, in front of McIntyre's, the Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) along the Restaurant pathway, and the diminutive Iris Reticulata, in front of The Fearrington House Restaurant are your best bets!   Full Post >

Springtime Reminders

Just a reminder that in the midst of a cold February, Springtime at Fearrington is not far away. Only a little more than a month to go, and our gardens will be filled to bursting with color. Hang in there! Full Post >

The Promise of Spring

The promise of Spring is apparent on a walk through our gardens and Camden Park this beautiful sunny afternoon. The first buds of the flowering apricot (Prunus mume) are unfurling against a Carolina blue sky (pictured to the right) and the fuzzy fat buds of Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) are ready to open soon (pictured above)!   Full Post >

Snow and Cold, but…

Fragrant Winter Daphne just waiting for a warm day to burst into bloom. Soon! Full Post >

Spring Hope on a Cold Day

It warms my heart on a blustery day to see the little pips of blossoms making their way through the cold hard ground. Hellebore (commonly known as Lenten Rose) is always one of the first to pop up their pretty little heads and give me hope that this too shall pass! Full Post >