This is the last post of my garden tour of Moss Mountain farm.
My pictures don’t come close to doing the garden justice.
To help visualize the layout of this large area, I have added some labels to the aerial view photo that I found online.
The view above is coming around to the back of the house as you pass by the kitchen.
This is the entrance to the basement in the photo above.
The art studio is on the east side of the croquet lawn directly behind the house.
The summer kitchen is on the west side of the croquet lawn. We were told that there is a 2000 gallon cistern beneath the croquet lawn that holds water used for irrigation.
This outdoor kitchen is outside the summer kitchen.
There is also an outdoor fireplace outisde the art studio.
More hedges were used as garden walls dividing the garden into smaller spaces.
Someone on the tour asked about the appearance that the hedges are trimmed on a bevel getting wider at the bottom and narrower at the top. We were told that this method of trimming keeps the bottom of the hedges from being shaded and getting “leggy” looking. These hedges certainly have a uniform full look all the way to the ground.
There were more espaliered pear trees in the parterre gardens.
This was a cute little porthole in one of the hedge walls.
You can peep through to see the view down to the river.
The photo above looks down through the blue and white garden to the river.
The blue and white garden is on the lower parterre and has a small fish pond with containers filled with a variety of white plants. The four corners of this garden are Vitex trees.
We were told that the Vitex trees like hot dry weather. They seemed to be thriving very well in this spot.
The photo above is a close up of the Vitex tree. It has purple/blue spike blooms.
The last photo is the view back up to the house from the blue and white garden.
I do hope that you have enjoyed the tours. If you missed any of the posts you can see Garden Tour Part One here, Garden Tour Part Two here, and Garden Tour Part Three here. You can see the tour of the Garden Home here. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Moss Mountain Farm near Little Rock, Arkansas, I would highly recommend it. We enjoyed every minute of our visit there!