Speaking Engagements

P. Allen Smith, renowned gardening and lifestyle expert, offers a range of speaking engagements tailored to inspire and educate audiences of all sizes. Drawing from his extensive experience in horticulture, design, and sustainable practices, Smith’s presentations are both enlightening and engaging. Whether addressing a large conference or an intimate gathering, he captivates audiences with his deep knowledge, charismatic delivery, and genuine passion for creating beautiful, sustainable spaces. This page provides information on his available topics, upcoming speaking events, testimonials from past attendees, and details for booking P. Allen Smith for your next event.

Upcoming Events


October 7, 2023 | 4:00 PM | Richmond, VA
Virginia Museum of History & Culture – History Blooms


October 10, 2023  |  10:30 AM | Salt Lake City, Utah
EEBA High Performance Home Builder Summit 2023

Past Events 


August 31, 2023  | Cashiers, NC
Cashiers Designer Showhouse


March 25  |  Furman, AL
Wilcox Historical Society Tour of Homes

April 2  |  Monroe, LA
Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale With Guest Speaker P. Allen Smith

April 28-30  |  Williamsburg, VA
Colonial Williamsburg’s 75th Annual Garden Symposium

P. Allen Smith Speaks at the Dallas Museum of Art ‘Decorative Arts’ Symposium
Allen Smith greets a guest to his lecture at the Biedenharn Museum & Garden in Monroe, LA

If you would like Allen to join your group for a talk, please contact one of his team members using the form located here. We will get in touch quickly to discuss your plans and how he and our team may support your organization.

Examples of P. Allen Smith Talk Titles

  • The Importance of Beauty 

  • Thomas Jefferson in England

  • Moss Mountain Farm, an American Ferme Ornée

  • The Power of Pollinators–Saving our Important Little Friends through Gardening

  • Fours Seasons of Moss Mountain Farm Gardens

  • Following in the Footsteps of Virginia Giants: Jefferson, Madison, and Washington

  • How to Get More From Your Garden

  • The Rise of Agritopia and the Agrihood 

  • Sustainable Community Development, a New Model

  • Healthy Homes–New Designs for Your Family’s Well Being and the Planet

  • Gardens of Somerset–Improving Our Communities through Multi-Generational Living

  • The Restorative Power of the Garden

  • Gardening and Flowers for Master Gardeners

  • A Plant Geek’s Manifesto: Getting Your Hands in Soil, and Why that Is Important

  • Crafting an American Ferme Ornée: Approaching Gracious Entertaining and Grand Design from English Estates in the Land of Opportunity 

  • The Importance of Poultry:  From Queen Victoria to Feeding our Hungry Planet

  • Preserving Poultry for Future Generations, the Heritage Poultry Conservancy

  • Borrowing English Country Home Design for Early Southern Landscapes, Architecture, and Decor


Previous Speaking Events:


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