Allen Smith Biography
Allen Smith (full name – Paul Allen Smith) is an American TV Host, Conservationist, Garden Designer, Lifestyle Expert, and TV Personality who is best known for hosting The Television Syndication Company’s “Garden Style,” and American Public Television’s “P Allen Smith’s Garden to Table” and “P Allen Smith’s Garden Home.”
Smith is among the most recognized design and gardening experts in the United States of America, where he provides guidance and ideas via many media venues. His TV programs were successful at the Taste Awards with Smith in the year 2014. He is a 4th-generation horticulturalists and nurseryman. In the year 2009, he was the founder of an organization committed to supporting and the preservation of all threatened breeds of domestic poultry, known as Heritage Poultry Conservancy.
Smith joined the nursery and garden design business with his family in Little Rock, AR. There he concentrated on reviving interest in perennials. He also served as a private tour guide to European gardens and began to teach gardening workshops. This was actually what made him start appearing on local TV shows. He has made appearances on various national TV programs such as the CBS Early Show, The Weather Channel, and the NBC Today Show. There he teaches viewers design techniques and gardening.
Smith is a former Board Member of the Royal Oak Foundation. He has served as a contributor to preservation efforts at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, as well as other historic properties. Smith is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America and a Certified Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.
Allen Smith Awards and Honors
He holds 4 Taste Awards. He was inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame in the year 2015 for his significant influence in the taste and broadcast entertainment world. In the year 2017, “Garden Home” earned a Taste Award for “Best Green or Organic Program.” In the year 2006, he won the Garden Club of America’s ‘Medal of Honor’ at the GCA’s 93rd Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Denver, CO.
Allen Smith Education
Smith graduated from Hendrix College in the year 1983. It was there that he earned a Rotary International Scholarship to study garden history and design at the University of Manchester in England. He also studied English gardens at the university, which had been visited by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the 18th century.
Allen Smith Age
Smith is 62 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 12, 1960, in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 12th of March every year.
Allen Smith Height
Smith stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Allen Smith Family
Smith was born to his loving parents, whose names are unknown. His father is a United States Air Force veteran. He grew up in McMinnville, Tennessee. Smith spent his childhood on the farm raising poultry and livestock – leading a life of promoting good stewardship of the planet. There is no information regarding whether Smith has any siblings.
Allen Smith Wife / Partner
Smith is rumored to be gay. However, he has managed to keep his personal life quite private from the limelight, hence he has not disclosed any information about his sexuality. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. However, there will be an update as soon as any information about his dating is available.
Allen Smith Net Worth
Smith has an annual estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Allen Smith Homes
Smith has designed a 1904 Colonial Revival house surrounded by a series of garden rooms, called Garden Home. The house is in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas. Smith bought the cottage for 1 U.S. dollar and relocated it to a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) vacant lot. He says that the bargain price was contingent on him since he received permission from the local historical commission to reposition the home from its original site and restore it elsewhere in Little Rock City. Garden Home was created to illustrate his twelve principles of design, the basis of his 1st book in the Garden Home series.
He has also established Moss Mountain Farm, also called “The Garden Home Retreat,” located on the banks of the Arkansas River. The farm encloses over 500 acres of land. The centerpiece is the cottage, constructed in an eco-friendly manner and built in the American Greek Revival style. Behind the cottage, there is an art studio-framed and a summer kitchen-framed croquet lawn. “The Garden Home Retreat” is open to the public on select days and it hosts weddings and special events.
P. Allen Smith Garden Home
This is a show that follows Smith as he is empowering individuals to find their own style and to establish beautiful outdoor and indoor living spaces in their own houses. Smith’s objective is to inspire individuals to live a more natural life, cultivate health and mindfulness, and connect with individuals. Some episodes of the show are filmed at “Moss Mountain Farm,” his Arkansas Home.
P. Allen Smith & Associates
This is Smith’s design firm, where he specializes in estate master planning, installation, and garden design. He works with projects at family estates, private corporations, and public institutions.
Allen Smith Injury
On Monday, June 29, 2009, around midnight, Smith suffered smooth injuries after flipping a car driving drunk on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack in Hamptons. He underwent treatment at Southampton Hospital after the accident. Smith thanked God he was wearing a seat belt and escaped serious injury. He eventually recovered from the minor injuries and continued with his life.
Allen Smith Books / Author
Smith has penned 9 books, published by Clarkson Potter/Random House;
- P. Allen Smith’s Veggies & Herbs: From Garden to Table (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home (2003)
- P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Container Gardens: 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden (2005)
- P. Allen Smith’s Rose Garden: Roses for Every Garden (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Colors for the Garden (2006)
- P. Allen Smith’s Bulb Garden: Colorful Blooms & Lush Foliage (2010)
- P. Allen Smith’s Living in the Garden Home: Connecting the Seasons with Containers, Crafts, and Celebrations (2007)
- P. Allen Smith’s Bringing the Garden Indoors: Containers, Crafts, and Bouquets for Every Room (2009)