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.

Fearrington Gardeners Field Trip

Recently, the Fearrington Gardeners (accompanied by Mr. Greg Fitch) were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of NC's own Zoo in Asheboro. We were awed by the fine work done by Zoo horticulturists, who are responsible for research, propagation, and display of a vast collection of native and exotic plants! One of the highlights: a visit to the Zoo's amazing compost pile. Fellow gardeners will understand our excitement in learning the workings of Zoo composting!! Full Post >

Hello Hollyhocks!

Jenny Fitch introduced hollyhocks to Fearrington many years ago, and they have reseeded themselves in nooks offering ideal growing conditions. Like by this street sign near the cutting garden! Full Post >

Our Knot Garden

Whether you've admired The Fearrington House knot garden up close or from afar, you've never seen it like this!   Full Post >

A Meadow of Wild Flowers

Walkers in Camden Park yesterday morning may have seen the Fearrington Gardeners out planting our latest garden -- a meadow of flowers and ornamental grasses which will provide nectar for pollinators as well as beauty for viewers! Full Post >

One Happy Rhododendron

The rhododendron on the west side of The Fearrington House -- looking about as pretty as we've ever seen it. Loves these cooler temperatures lately! Full Post >

Garden Travels

After a second stop at Brent and Becky's -- one of our favorite bulb suppliers -- we headed  last Tuesday morning, umbrellas in hand, to Richmond's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Acres of stunning plantings kept us mesmerized and inspired us with new ideas for our own gardens at Fearrington! Full Post >

Garden Inspirations from Virginia

This weeks rainy weather didn't stop the Fearrington Gardeners (and Mr. Greg Fitch!) from enjoying a two-day road trip to visit to several garden attractions in neighboring Virginia! First stop for us was the stately James River plantation home, Westover, where we admired ancient boxwood plantings, and lovely vistas of the river, while taking a pause underneath the wisteria arbor. Full Post >

Yellow Bells of Spring

Tucked under the Deodar cedars by Inn Reception, the soft, yellow bells of the graceful Chinese Winterhazel (Corylopsis chinensis). Full Post >

A Breath of Beauty

Defying last week's cold, the sparkling white blooms of Baby's Breath Spirea (Spirea thunbergii) in front of The Fearrington Barn. Full Post >

Lesser Known Spring Blooming Shrubs

Most of us are familiar with the blooms of cherries and magnolias, but a walk through the gardens at this time of year leads to the discovery of lesser-known spring-blooming shrubs. Here, Wintergreen Barberry (Berberis julianae), with oh-so-fragrant yellow flowers covering it's prickly branches. Featured above, this shrub is found along the walkway to The Fearrington House Restaurant.   Full Post >