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Inn courtyard in July
Giant purple alliums in June, framed by the Barn and Magnolia virginiana
A summer shade composition of contrasting shapes and colors
Jenny’s Garden in late July
A sweep of hellebores and euphorbia by the House in March
Thalia daffodils and winter annuals greet Inn guests in March
Color in the February garden – violas, mustards, emerging bulb foliage
Pumpkinfest! The gardeners help craft this annual popular event.
Around March, the Asian wisteria trained on the East trellis of the House blooms – a quarter century of color, followed by aggressive growth!
Thousands of tulips each year mark the beginning of spring; here mixed with daffs and violas in front of Inn Reception
Chefs use the herb garden – open to the public – behind the Restaurant
A gardener answers questions in spring in front of the Restaurant
Jenny installed the Knot Garden about 25 years ago by the House
Minimum 6 people, one hour, $25 pp. Email inquiry.
Groundskeepers keep mature trees healthy and walks spotless
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. The Fitches were particularly inspired by the gardens they discovered at inns that were members of Relais & Chateaux, which The Fearrington House joined in 1988.
Fearrington’s gardens celebrate seasons, holidays, and special occasions and North Carolina’s rich horticultural traditions and plant diversity. The mild climate of the Piedmont region means our gardens are attractive and engaging throughout the year.
Jenny making arrangements around 1982
The grounds include about 60 garden beds, an herb garden used by the chefs at the Fearrington House Restaurant, several cutting beds used by our florists, and several greenhouses. An experienced year-round team of seven maintain the grounds, delighted to answer questions as you explore.
Fearrington Village is open to visitors seven days a week, year round. Visitors are welcome to stroll through our gardens; please note however that sites may be closed for private events especially on weekends.
Most garden designs here incorporate the layered look – a wide range of plant material including annuals, bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees. Gardens look natural but offer an ever-changing procession of foliage and flower displays through the seasons.
Gardeners also relentlessly experiment with plants in micro-climates – variations in sun, moisture, wind, etc. – to find the best matches, all while using organic methods.
The setting, surrounded by pastures and readapted farm buildings, feels relaxing and pastoral. Come visit!
4.8.16 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...
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Visitors are welcome at the tidy herb garden in Fearrington Village.
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- Relais & Chateaux, 2012
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- Our State, May 2011
Jenny Fitch crafted the Fearrington Village gardens with no master plan. And today, her creativity still inspires those who carry on her legacy.