Sunday, July 3, 2011

Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens


If you like back to nature, you'll love this place!  Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens is on a 75 acre farm on the edge of a one acre pond in the Appalachian Mountains of Unicoi, Tennessee.  The scenery, complete with a charming covered bridge and seasonal flowers, etc. is lovely, and wildlife (including peacocks!) abounds.

This is a photographers dream!

And, if that's not enough, there's a lot more to this unique place than meets the eye.

It's actually the home of wildlife artist Johnny Lynch and his family.  His wonderful art work is on display and for sale in his studio/gallery which is one of several buildings on the farm.

In addition, to quote their excellent web site (Please see their website address listed below for complete details), "Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens hosts a variety of functions...including company picnics, seminars, retreats, weddings, fund raisers, dinners, dances, festivals and much more."

For your event there, they can also provide a variety of entertainment options including live bands, storytelling, hayrides, etc.

To again quote, "A comfortable and relaxing atmosphere created by nature and enhanced with relics of our Appalachian heritage.  Perfect for any event, formal or informal."

Greg and I always look forward to visiting Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens, which is about 35 miles from our home, to take pictures, and to relax as we enjoy their delicious lunch which we order and pick up from their kitchen window.

The last time we were there, Greg had the bbq sandwich and slaw along with an old-time root beer.  I selected the gourmet grilled white cheddar sandwich with bacon and apple on homemade sourdough bread.  The dessert of the day was peach shortcake.  While dining, don't be surprised if a curious peacock decides to come by to check you out!

Greg has been to a couple of business meetings at their large pavilion which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Yes, Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens is full of delightful surprises, some of which are not even mentioned on this blog post.  You just might want to go discover them for yourself.  Bet you'll be glad you did!

F.Y. I.
Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens
121 Covered Bridge Lane
Unicoi, TN 37692

Gallery and grounds open year round Tues.-Sat., 10-5
Lunch at window Thurs.-Sat.,11-2 warmer months
Events by appointment

Their web site has a map with directions on how to get there, as well as bbq sauce and Johnny Lynch's art work which are available for purchase.

Thought of the day:  Happy 4th! and happy week!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time (Sunday, July 10), Becky

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