In this part of our garden tour of Moss Mountain Farm we will see the areas to the east side of the house including the east lawn, the white garden, the rose garden and the vegetable garden.
The white garden was very elegant. There was a small garden pool in the center surrounded by gravel. The pool area was encircled by all white plantings, I believe they were white SunPatiens. I found this short article about SunPatiens in P Allen Smith’s e-magazine Naturally. Beautiful hedges formed the walls of this garden area and there were two large white stone eagles on pedestals placed within the wall of hedges. It was a very simple but beautiful design.
The white garden is just beyond the east lawn and the greenhouse.
The east lawn is also edged by a wonderful wall of hedges and has a nice alley of trees. The focal point is a statue placed on a pedestal at the end of the alley. In the upper left of the photo above you can also see another one of the huge “sister” oak trees.
There is another one of the huge oak trees on the right side of the photo above too.
This beautiful gateway leads out beyond the east lawn to the other areas of the garden.
The greenhouse sits behind the hedgewall of the east lawn. It is completely surrounded by hedges. Beyond the greenhouse area is the white garden, then the pond and vegetable and rose gardens.
The photo above taken from a third floor window of the house shows the east garden “wall” and the greenhouse and white garden beyond the hedges.
The photo above shows the view beyond the white garden looking back toward the house. The service road leads to the rose garden.
This pond is just beyond the white garden. What could be more romantic than a rowboat and swans?
This volunteer pumpkin was growing along the service road.
There are two entrances to the rose garden, an upper entrance and a lower entrance.
Because it was terribly hot when we were there and because the roses were past their prime, we didn’t walk down into the rose garden but only took photos from the upper entrance.
Weddings are sometimes held in the rose garden.
The process of designing and building the iron gates for the rose garden was featured on one episode of the Garden Home television shows.
The photo above shows the walkway from the vegetable garden down to the rose garden. It is quite a steep incline. If you look closely you can see the river beyond the rose garden.
The one acre vegetable garden is fenced in to help with critter control.
A central path goes right through the center of the garden with another gate at the other end. If you keep walking out the gate you will go down the hill to the rose garden.
Espaliered fruit trees help keep this area very neat and tidy looking.
The sturdy wooden fence also provides support for grape vines.
The vegetable garden is divided into very manageable sized beds separated by mulched pathways.
A nice variety of flowers and herbs were also planted in the vegetable garden.
I did notice drip irrigation hoses in the vegetable garden.
This last photo was taken at the entry of the vegetable garden looking back toward the house. The barn looking building is the event center. If you missed part one of the garden tour click here ( the front of the house and the border gardens around the driveway) and if you missed the tour of the inside of the Garden Home you can see it by clicking here.
I have two more posts to get in all the pictures of the garden and I hope you will come back to see them too!