P. Allen Smith
My promise to my friends and my mission in life is to help individuals, leaders, and communities improve our world through education, design, conservation, and media.
My television and publishing work, social, and now streaming media are all dedicated to equipping families with earth-friendly solutions to support their everyday lives.
In the center of the country, just outside Little Rock, I open my home to share my design, gardening, preservation and eco-friendly building practices for all to experience. My garden and landscape design practice helps families and organizations create places that embrace the gifts of nature.
My latest venture is creating communities around the country that respect the earth, improve our health, and are beautiful to live, work and thrive within – for all age groups and persons.
I welcome you to join me in supporting the cause of making our planet a more diverse, friendlier, healthier and more inspiring place. To learn more about my passions and background, click here.
Building a better world
P. Allen Smith Conservation Design
Creating dynamic outdoor spaces that inspire, increase our health, and preserve the natural environment has always been core to my garden and landscape design ethos, my material selection and installation process. Selectively I am partnering with developers, builders, designers, craftsmen and women, manufacturers, philanthropists and socially conscious investors. My goal is to extend the health, well-being and preservation benefits of Moss Mountain Farm to our friends across the Country.
To learn about my design philosophy click here; to learn about my conservation design + development partnership with Lew Oliver at Oliver-Smith click here; and to visit my fine garden and landscape design firm P. Allen Smith & Associates, click here.
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Allen’s Favorite Flowers
Gilbert H. Wild and I have identified some of the finest new plant varieties available for your garden today and we have spent the past year procuring and cultivating these varieties to make them available for you to add to your garden. I invite you to take advantage of these, helping you create a home that stands out from the rest.
Follow my top favorite plants and your garden will be as easy and beautiful as 1, 2, 3, DONE!
I am also proud to announce Gilbert H. Wild has partnered with me in an inspiration challenge called #PlantForVictory, for all to enjoy on Instagram (and, I hope, to also get involved!). In May of 2020, I approached several of the country’s leading influencers in the health, gardening and design fields to participate in an effort to get America back into the garden! To learn more about this effort, to follow along with our influencers’ progress, or to participate yourself, click here.
My GARDEN INSPIRATION
I love to share my enthusiasm for design, horticulture, poultry, preservation, history and various family tales of living in the south with my friends across the country. While I hope to be helpful and informative, I also like to have fun and share a laugh with our good citizens. I’d like to invite you to join me at such a gathering, just see below for 2021 Speaking Event dates and locations, or click here.
January 19-20th Cottonwood, MN: 2021 Extreme Panel Technologies Builders Summit
February 18 Palm Beach, FL: The Garden Club of America, Palm Beach & The Society of the Four Arts. Read more about this event in the Palm Beach Daily.
February 26-27 Springfield, MO: Ozark Empire Garden Show
April 25 Springfield, MO: Art in Bloom (postponed due to COVID-19, more details to come)
April 27-28 Houston, TX: Florescence, The Garden Club of Houston & The Museum of Fine Arts (postponed due to COVID-19, more details to come)
April 30 Atlanta, GA: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Keynote Speaker (postponed due to COVID-19, more details to come)
June 16-19 Kalamazoo, MI: The National Convention of the American Hosta Society
September 9 Huntsville, AL: Voices of Our Time & The Huntsville Museum of Art
October 27-28 Dallas, TX: The Dallas Woman’s Club (private event)
If you would like me to join your group for a talk, please contact one of my team members using the form located here. We will be in touch quickly to discuss your plans, and how I may support your organization’s event.
Sharing is very important to me. I have benefited immeasurably from the teachers, mentors, family members and close friends who have assisted me, and who continue to help me with my life’s work. Because of the platforms afforded to me, I am in a unique position to share my knowledge and my love of gardening and design. The books I have written are the result of my passion to provide deep, practical insights on design, gardening and horticulture. And, as gardening can be great exercise, from which one develops an appetite, I have also included my family book of recipes, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. I hope you will enjoy learning as much as I enjoy sharing what has been gifted to me.
In addition to my books, I continue to pen weekly and quarterly pieces for our P. Allen Smith family and also for magazines around the country. If you would like to learn more about my writings, just see my ‘Publications‘ page; and, better still, sign up for my weekly eNewsletter and quarterly Naturally eMagazine.
Part of my mission in life is sharing the love of the natural world with my friends and my friends-to-be. Whether in the garden, in the home, in business, or in our social interactions, staying close to the earth makes for a safer, more connected environment for us all.
My quarterly eMagazine–Naturally–highlights this work, and I hope is inspiration for all to similarly become involved in reconnecting with the earth. You will find beautiful photography, happenings from my farm, and examples of others doing their part to the protect mother earth.
Consider supporting the following leaders with whom I work to improve our world, and who actively invest in our communities: