P. ALLEN SMITH VIA THE NEW MASTERMIND – PART III
Not only are the interiors of Moss Mountain Farm, P. Allen Smith’s home in Arkansas (HERE and HERE), warm and inviting, the grounds are simply stunning. I have a gardening background and my first job out of college was in the lawn and garden industry, so I absolutley adored my tour. Thank you Tobi Fairley for introducing us to P. Allen Smith!!
Allen has several outbuildings on the property, one being his studio where he paints (can this man do everything?). The others are used for parties and entertaining, as well as landing spots while touring the grounds. A great place for a drink and to survey the view of the Arkansas River….can you say LOVE!!??
Allen also loves poultry and is a huge supporter of farm-raised and organic foods and livestock. He has several chicken houses on the property and a hatching facility too. He has Silkies and they have the cutest coop/hen house.
I want chickens now….and not the ones I grew up with. They were run-of-the-mill bantams. These are beautiful birds and they have such great personalities. Maybe I can convince Tobi Fairley to get chickens for her new house and I can live vicariously through her.
Our final stop was the vegetable garden (AKA the staff gardens) and the best part…..the rose garden.
Can you guess what famous gardens the rose garden was modeled after? The rose garden was the most recent addition and there are still areas that are planned for planting over the next few seasons. I LOVED the formality of Allens’ rose gardens and the buildings surrounding them.
Cant you envision a wedding on the grounds of the rose gardens? (Moss Mountain Farm is available for weddings and events) I hope you have been as inspired as I was by the tour of Moss Mountain Farm. Which was your favorite? The house? Allens’ collections? The gardens?? I would love to hear what you think and let me know which famous gardens inspired Allen to create his own rose garden paradise in Arkansas?