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Giant purple alliums in June, framed by the Barn and Magnolia virginiana
Our gardens and chefs collaborate in the herb garden
Jenny’s Garden in late July
A sweep of hellebores and euphorbia by the House in March
Garden views can be found from nearly every window in the Village
Thousands of tulips each year mark the beginning of spring
Chefs harvest the vegetable garden for each seasonal menu
Benches abound throughout the Village so guests can enjoy the gardens
Jenny installed the Knot Garden about 25 years ago by The Fearrington House
Minimum 6 people, one hour, $25 pp. Email inquiry.
Gardener Ryan in the Green House
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 connected by brick pathways, an herb garden used by the chefs at The Fearrington House Restaurant, cutting beds used by our florists, a vegetable garden and several greenhouses. An experienced year-round team of eight 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.
Fearrington’s gardens encompass everything in the Village Center that is not constructed. You’ll find gardens lining the brick walking paths, surrounding the businesses and opening into some of our more formal garden spaces.
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!
2.15.17 February in the Piedmont usually heralds the first stirrings of what truly feels like spring. While it's hard to resist the urge to get out there on the first warm, sunny day, putting your garden energy to work in a thoughtful manner now pays big dividends later!
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