P. Allen Smith Profile
Paul Allen Smith is an American Host/Designer/Conservationist known for serving as a Host of Paul Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Paul Allen Smith’s Garden to Table, and P. Allen Smith Gardens. The three shows air on American Public Television.
P. Allen Smith Age
Smith was born on March 12, 1960, in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States as Paul Allen Smith. He is therefore 63 years old as of 2023.
P. Allen Smith Height
Smith stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
P. Allen Smith Family
Smith was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in McMinnville, Tennessee, United States to his loving and caring parents. His father is known as Paul Allen Smith Senior and his mother is not known to the public. He was raised alongside his brother, Chris Smith who also happens to be a farm manager. Smith is a fourth-generation nurseryman and horticulturalist. He was inspired by a childhood spent on the farm raising and showing livestock and poultry. He led a life of promoting good stewardship of the earth.
P. Allen Smith Wife
Smith was previously married to her ex-wife, Debbie. However, information regarding their relationship is not available to the public. He manages to keep information regarding his dating life away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
P. Allen Smith Gay
Allen was rumored to be gay. However, this information is yet to be confirmed. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
P. Allen Smith’s Net Worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Host/Designer/Conservationist.
P. Allen Smith Education
Smith attended Hendrix College where she graduated in the year 1983 and received a Rotary International Scholarship to study garden design. He also studied History at the University of Manchester in England where he also studied English gardens that had been visited by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century.
P. Allen Smith Career
Smith happens to be the Host of Paul Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Paul Allen Smith’s Garden to Table, and Paul Allen Smith Gardens on American Public Television. His 30-minute show is syndicated by The Television Syndication Company. He happens to be one of America’s most recognized gardening and design experts. He provides ideas, and guidance through multiple media venues.
Smith is also the author of the Garden Home Series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House. Back in the year 2014, his television shows were successful at the Taste Awards with Smith returning to Little Rock with four Taste Awards. Later on, in the year 2015, he was inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame for his significant impact on the world of taste and broadcast entertainment. The show, Garden Home, won a Taste Award for “Best Green or Organic Program.”
Smith is a fourth-generation nurseryman and horticulturalist. Being inspired by a childhood spent on the farm raising and showing livestock and poultry, he led a life of promoting good stewardship of the earth. Back in the year 2009, she founded the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. This is an organization dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds of domestic poultry.
Later on, after making a return to the United States, he entered the nursery and garden design business with his family in Little Rock, Arkansas. There, he focused on reviving interest in perennials. He later became a private tour guide to European gardens and began teaching gardening workshops which led to appearances on local television shows.
In the half-hour episodes of P. Allen Smith Garden Home, she empowers people in order to discover their own style and to create beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces in their own houses. Allen’s mission is always to connect with people, cultivate health and mindfulness, and ultimately inspire others to live a more natural life. Paul shares lifestyle trends and stories of people who are making a positive impact in their communities. Some of the episodes on his show are filmed at Smith’s Arkansas Home, Moss Mountain Farm, near Little Rock, Arkansas.
Allen has also appeared on The Weather Channel frequently. This is in addition to making appearances on the NBC Today Show, and the CBS Early Show, among other national TV programs teaching viewers gardening and design techniques. Asides from his television career, she has written several books on gardening and contributed pieces to numerous publications.
His design firm, P. Allen Smith & Associates, specializes in estate master planning, garden design, and installation. These include projects at public institutions, family estates, and private corporations. Allen is a former Board Member of the Royal Oak Foundation(the American partner of England’s National Trust). He has also contributed to preservation efforts at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon among other historic properties.
P. Allen Smith Homes
The original Garden Home is a 1904 Colonial Revival cottage surrounded by a series of garden rooms designed by Smith. It is located in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas. Smith purchased the house for one US dollar and relocated it to a 15,000-square-foot(1,400 m²) vacant lot.
The bargain price of the Garden Home was dependent on Allen receiving permission from the local historical commission to move the home from its original site and restore it somewhere else in the city. The garden was created to illustrate his 12 principles of design, the basis of his first book in the Garden Home series.
Asides from that, he built Moss Mountain Farm, also known as The Garden Home Retreat located on the banks of the Arkansas River. This encompasses more than 500 acres of land dating back to 1840. The centerpiece is the cottage built in the American Greek Revival style and constructed in an eco-friendly manner. Just behind the cottage is the croquet lawn, which is framed by a summer kitchen and art studio.
The Homes surrounding garden includes a fountain garden that separates two wings of garden rooms filled with a mix of perennials, annuals, roses, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and herbs. Beyond the flower gardens, there were orchards filled with heritage apple trees, stone fruit, and blueberries. It also has a one-acre vegetable garden, wildflower fields, a bluebird trail, and a daffodil hill. This overflows with more than 300,000 daffodils blooming each spring.
Some outbuildings that range from barns to mobile chickens homes are located throughout the grounds and surrounding pastures. The Moss Mountain Farm is open to the public on select days and is available for hosting special events and weddings.
P. Allen Smith Awards and Honors
Allen is a Certified Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America. She also received the Garden Club of America’s “Medal of Honor” in 2006 at the GCA’s 93rd Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Denver, Colorado. He is a member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. Asides from this, he received the 2017 Taste Award for “Best Green or Organic Program.”
P. Allen Smith Books
Asides from his career as an actress, she has written a number of books which include;
- P. Allen Smith’s Bringing the Garden Indoors: Containers, Crafts, and Bouquets for Every Room (2009)
- P. Allen Smith’s Bulb Garden: Colorful Blooms & Lush Foliage (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Rose Garden: Roses for Every Garden (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden (2010). This book was inspired by the abundance of food from his farm and a family of cooks.
- P. Allen Smith’s Container Gardens: 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden (2005)
- P. Allen Smith’s Colors for the Garden (2006)
- P. Allen Smith’s Veggies & Herbs: From Garden to Table (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home (2003)
- P. Allen Smith’s Living in the Garden Home: Connecting the Seasons with Containers, Crafts, and Celebrations (2007)