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Tour P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home and Moss Mountain Farm

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Visiting P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm – with the gardening guru himself – was one of my favorite pinch-me-I’m-dreaming moments recently. I still can’t believe that I walked through P. Allen Smith’s house with him giving a tour of his home!

P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm tours are an experience that you can do while in Arkansas! Here’s how to enjoy his Garden Home and what to expect during a visit to the farm and a lunch on the Arkansas property:

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P Allen Smith Farm

First of all, P. Allen Smith – for those of you who don’t watch PBS or network morning shows or haven’t seen his books or merchandise in stores – is a garden designer who blurs the lines between outdoor gardening and indoor living.

He lives, works and films TV shows from his P Allen Smith Farm in Arkansas. His home is officially known as Moss Mountain Farm.

P. Allen Smith is also very sustainability-minded, which is why I like him even more. A recent feature on his TV program was building a sustainable and green cottage for under $150,000.

He’s a champion of heritage chicken breeds. He crafts recipes and home décor ideas straight from the garden.

P. Allen Smith's Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Front Porch Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

He makes eco-friendly living chic and modern, with a respect and appreciation towards the past. He just makes me smile.

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

Which is probably why I embarrassed myself during our visit by fawning all over him, and wanting to be right there beside him during a tour of everything on his Moss Mountain Farm that I had come to know and love through his PBS television shows. Maybe he didn’t think I was crazy, but I was having a serious star struck moment touring P. Allen Smith’s house with the owner himself.

P. Allen Smith in His Garden At Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

Moss Mountain Farm Tours and Lunch

Yes, Moss Mountain Farm tours are possible for the public. There are a variety of dates throughout the year. These P. Allen Smith tours include:

  • A guided tour through the P Allen Smith house
  • Walking through Moss Mountain Farm, including the 1-acre vegetable garden
  • Farm-to-table lunch with a recipe from P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden cookbook
  • Visit to Poultryville, P. Allen Smith’s chicken farm to protect heritage breeds

And yes, chances are good that you’ll meet P. Allen Smith during lunch and have him autograph a book if he’s in town. If you’re lucky to have Smith at the farm, the Moss Mountain Farm gift shop has plenty of his books and you might be able to get him to autograph one (see my picture below of Smith autographing his cookbook for me).

However, you likely wont’ be experiencing a private tour of his house with the man who owns it. This was a special media event that I enjoyed as a member of Society of American Travel Writers during our conference in Arkansas.

P. Allen Smith Lunch Tour at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Lunch Tour at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

So my video below shows some rare footage of following P. Allen Smith through his home, having him talk about the inspiration for décor and design, watching him play with the heritage chicken breeds on the farm, and eating a meal with as much produce as possible picked straight from his garden:

It was a hot, hot, hot day in summer in Arkansas, and we were all feeling more than a little wilted, but P. Allen Smith NEVER lost his cool or his southern charm.

Kim and P. Allen Smith at Book Signing on Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas

My hair in the picture below shows how humid it was that day! But at least I have an autographed book from P. Allen Smith himself, and did a little shopping in his Moss Mountain Farm gift shop featuring local goods. (You really should check out his books!)

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

Here’s more pictures of the inside of P. Allen Smith’s personal home (yes, he DOES stay there when he’s in town) and his rambling gardens which have a feel of a really elegant resort.

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas Home Tour
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

What do you think so far?

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

These views are amazing!

P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas
P. Allen Smith Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm Arkansas

Planning a visit? We suggest booking an Airbnb in Roland, Arkansas to be close to the farm. Use my link to get $40 off your first home stay.

pink zinnia flower against greenery in the farm
 

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Jackie

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Love Moss Mountain Farm. My husband and I were fortunate enough to meet P. Allen Smith, take a tour of his lovely home, where he was present throughout the entire tour where he asked for questions and offered so much information that you could take back home with you. We also were fortunate enough that he decided to have with our group. I also bought one of his books that he autographed. And he took a picture with my husband and myself. I own all the books he's written. He is such a gracious host and made all of us that toured his farm feel like we were welcome and treated us like one of his friends. He has such a wonderful, charming way to make you feel welcome. If anyone has an interest in gardening, beautiful homes and having a lovely lunch (and possibly with him) this tour is worth it. Our lunch was soooooo delicious. Fresh food fresh out of fhis garden.

Kimberly Button

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

YES! I totally agree! P. Allen is so gracious and the food is SO good! What an amazing time at Moss Mountain Farm! I highly recommend it, too :)