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Gardens of Fearrington

Posted March 9, 2006

I am always looking for an excuse to go to Fearrington Village. When the weather warms up a bit I will have another excuse: the beautiful gardens. They include Jenny’s fragrant white garden and the Perennial Border garden which has been the scene of numerous weddings and weedings. A little humor there. Fearrington also boasts a wonderful herb garden which the chefs at Fearrington House restaurant utilize regularly. If you’re in the mood for a very informal Southern garden check out the one at the Market Café. You can tour the gardens at Fearrington seven days a week any time of the year. The village horticulturist conducts guided tours at 10:30 on Wednesday mornings beginning with a hot cup of java. You can follow that up with lunch at the café if you’d like. You might want to put April 5th at Fearrington on your calendar. Chip Callaway will conduct a spring gardening symposium from 9:00AM-2:30PM. Chip will show you how you can introduce fragrant and colorful Tropicals to your courtyard, garden beds or containers. Even if gardening is not your thing Fearrington has a lot to offer. What began as an 18th century dairy farm has grown to include more than 1800 residents, an award-winning country inn and restaurant, belted Galloway cows, a cafe, gourmet grocery, and a collection of charming boutique shops. Fearrington is located 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on 15-501.
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