Fearrington Garden Club

The Fearrington Club is open to all Fearrington residents with an interest in gardening and the environment.

Marian St. Clair speaks at Dec meeting

November's speaker, Marian St. Clair, shared lessons about shade gardens and talked about developing a perceptive eye when it comes to gardening (see the full story in the December issue of Clippings).

pollinator garden photo collage for web

Many thanks to Forrest Greenslade for sharing these photos of October's pollinator garden tour at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. Garden Club members (left) enjoy the profuse blooms of some of the garden's unique plant species and listen to Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos (in pink) explain the workings of her bee "hotel."

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The Fearrington Garden Club had yet another hugely successful and fun field trip! We went to Glass Half Full in Carrboro for lunch and then on to Southern States for an hour's talk on "Container Gardening for Decks and Patios". We learned all about the different kinds of containers available and which ones are best to withstand the cold. The knowledgeable ladies at Southern States discussed the right way to start a container for herbs; what kind of soil and containers are best for orchids; how to enrich the soil in containers from year to year and so many other really useful tips.

More than half our members attended which was a record turnout for us! We had several brand new members who attended this event. Thanks to everyone for your support and we look forward to seeing you all on February 18 at the Gathering Place to hear Laura Kiper discuss "Trouble Spots In Your Garden".








Constitution and Bylaws
Adopted April 24, 1984
Revised May 19, 1992
Revised October 19, 1993
Revised September 16, 2003


ARTICLE I Name and Purpose

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Fearrington Garden Club.
Section 2. The purpose of this club is to promote a greater interest in gardening; to stimulate interest in the conservation of wild flowers, trees, bird and wild animal life; and to increase concern for the protection of the environment.


Section 1. The officers shall be president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer.
Section 2. Officers shall be elected annually. No officer shall hold the same office for more than two consecutive terms.
Section 3. A nominating committee shall be appointed by the president in March.
Section 4. A nominating committee shall make its slate available for publication by the end of April and shall present the slate for vote at the May meeting.
Section 5. New officers shall assume their duties at the close of the May meeting.

ARTICLE III Executive Board

The executive board shall consist of the officers and chairmen of the standing committees.

ARTICLE IV Committees

Section 1. The standing committees shall be:

  • Communications - Shall be responsible for the editing and distribution of "Clippings" and other publicity and meeting notices.
  • Membership - Shall recruit and welcome new members and maintain and update membership list.
  • Hospitality - Shall organize refreshments and decorations for club activities.
  • Program: Shall arrange for the educational activities of the club. The vice-president shall serve as the program chairman.
    Projects - Shall schedule and arrange for any special events and service projects, including garden tours.
  • Website - Shall maintain and update Fearrington Garden Club website.

Section 2. Chairmen of the standing committees, with the exception of the program chairman shall be appointed by the executive board or the president. All chairmen shall appoint their committee members.

Section 3. The executive board or the president may appoint ad hoc committees.

ARTICLE V Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held the third Tuesday of September through May except as changed by the executive board to accommodate special needs.


1. Annual dues shall be set by the executive board.
2. Vacancies in office shall be filled by appointment of the president.
3. Officers are responsible for obtaining a temporary substitute in the event of absence from any monthly or board meeting.
4. Amendments to this Constitution and these Bylaws shall require a majority vote of the members present.
5. Proposed amendments shall be presented for discussion at the monthly meeting preceding the meeting at which the vote is taken.




Tuesday, November 16, 2021

2:30 pm

Zoom link will be emailed to members

Susan Campbell, ornithologist 





Tuesday, December 7, 2021

9 am to 1 pm

 Special Event With the Women of Fearrington

 Annual Poinsettia Sale 

2016 poinsettia varieties 


     All sales must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Pick-up day is December 7, 9 am to 1 pm, at the Gathering Place. You will be notified of your pick-up time. Plants will be safely placed in your car trunk by a runner.


Order forms will be at mail kiosks soon. 


ORDER FORM AND FLYER -- coming to this site soon.







Annual Plant Sale - TBD


Chatham Central High's Award-Winning Horticultural Program 













For the 2019-2020 year, the Voluntary Steering Committee of the Garden Club includes: 


President: Susan Biddulph 


Treasurer: Dan Freehling


Secretary: Diane Frazier


Membership: Helen Thompson


Hospitality: Jan Wooldridge


Program Co-ordinators:  Debbie Liebtag 


Sheila Noznesky


Theresa Shanahan


Special Plant Sales: Barbara Hummel-Rossi


Marilyn Boyle 


Advisor: Libby Wilkie







St. Clair photo collage


Marian St. Clair - columnist, blogger, photographer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener - will be the guest speaker at Fearrington Garden Club's November 15 meeting at 3 p.m. In addition to creating Hortitopia, a personal blog about her home garden and European garden travels, Ms. St. Clair is a columnist for The Greenville News and a contributor to Carolina Gardener Magazine. She is also a Garden Writers Association Gold Award Winner (2008).