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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
Color in the February garden – violas, mustards, emerging bulb foliage
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!
8.26.16 Have you heard the buzz? Of our bees, that is! Fearrington is now home to four bee hives, which produce the honey for The Fearrington House menu and for our Fearrington House-to-Home take-home honey. We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac to see what's new with our flying...
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