Farm & Gardens

Fearrington's farm includes our black and white Belted Galloways cows, Tennessee Fainting goats, chickens and donkeys - all beloved pets who live long and happy lives in our pastures. See the newest additions to the family, read about what's growing in our gardens and more about our farm below.

Galloway Ridge Hosts “Growing Together” Summer Camp

Our friends and neighbors at Galloway Ridge are hosting groups of children from Siler City's Boys & Girls Club for mini camps this summer. Fearrington Village is proud to partner for these special sessions. Thanks to Galloway Ridge resident Bob Holton and all the other volunteers who are making these fun summer camps possible!  Bob Holton shared more with us about the summer fun and...



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From the Garden to the Glass: Fearrington’s Gardens & Their Place in Your Drink

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the significance of different veggies, botanicals and fruits when it comes to the integrity of a good liquor; the same significance applies to the food on your plate and the cocktail in your glass. For many years now at the Fearrington House Restaurant, the cultivation and appreciation of that produce has been practiced as a means of bringing more to our...



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Fearrington’s Bees Make Delicious Honey

Fearrington bees are very excited about this amazing warm weather. The bees have been all over the property exploring the new blossoms. The abundance and diversity of flowers in the Village creates a spectacular honey that reflects the unique taste of Fearrington. Fearrington has eight bee hives that host over 250,000 bees. These bees pollinate the flowers but also create a nuanced honey with...



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Area Birds

Did you know that Fearrington Village is a Platinum Certified Bird Friendly Habitat by the Audubon Society? While strolling through the Village you may spot a number of bird houses, and during the holidays, even our decor is bird friendly! On most any given day, you may spot resident birds such as, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Carolina Wrens, Cedar Waxwings, Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern...



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The Herb Garden

Under the canopy of ancient Pecan trees, Carya illinoinensis, adjacent to the Inn Building is the formal Herb Garden. Planted by the Fearrington family in the 1930s, these symmetrical, wide-spreading trees create a beautiful site for outdoor weddings. The Herb Garden was the first of many garden areas created by Jenny Fitch. Today, the garden is managed by the restaurant staff...



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A River of Spring Cheer

Last fall Fearrington gardener Ryan Cadwalader planted 1,250 muscari bulbs (or grape hyacinth) in a river pattern in front of the Fearrington House Restaurant, the blue flowers representing water. This clever installation is now in full bloom and will cheer up your most overcast day!



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A River of Spring Cheer

Last fall Fearrington gardener Ryan Cadwalader planted 1,250 muscari bulbs (or grape hyacinth) in a river pattern in front of the Fearrington House Restaurant, the blue flowers representing water. This clever installation is now in full bloom and will cheer up your most overcast day! Click here for more about our gardens.



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The Cutting Garden

The Cutting Garden is located next to Jenny's Garden, along the road behind The Fearrington House Inn. This garden is affectionately known as Jenny’s stick garden. Jenny planted this cutting garden, and it was well used, hence the common name. If there was a flower, and Jenny had a need, only a stick remained. With the early start to spring, the beds are filled to bursting with daffodils and...



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Jenny’s Garden

Located behind The Fearrington House Inn, Jenny's Garden is one of Fearrington's more iconic spots. On weekends you may even see chairs set for an intimate wedding in the center of the gardens. The white arbor and marble fountain of Jenny's Garden is a memorable sight to behold, and was built by a local craftsman (Frank Childress) to Jenny’s specifications. The artistic fountain in the...



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The Courtyard Garden

Anyone who has stayed at The Fearrington House Inn has likely enjoyed the serene calmness of the Courtyard Gardens. Located between the Garden House and The Sun Terrace, this fountain and garden scene is a guest favorite. During R.B. and Jenny’s travels, an old hitching post was found in an antique shop, and Jenny had it made into a fountain focal point for the Courtyard Garden. This garden...



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