P. Allen Smith, an author, television host, and conservationist, is one of America’s most recognized garden and design experts.
Smith has received numerous awards for his television shows. Garden Home airs on public television, and Garden Style is in syndication. In 2015, Smith was inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame for his significant impact in the world of taste and broadcast entertainment.
He attended Hendrix College and received a Rotary International Scholarship to study garden design and 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.
Smith is a former Board Member of the Royal Oak Foundation and has contributed to preservation efforts at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and George Washington’s Mount Vernon among other historic properties. He is a Certified Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America. Smith received the Garden Club of America’s “Medal of Honor” in 2006 at the GCA’s 93rd Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Denver, Colorado.
Inspired by a childhood spent on the farm raising and showing livestock and poultry, he has led a life of promoting good stewardship of the earth. In 2009 Smith founded the Heritage Poultry Conservancy, an organization dedicated to the preservation and support of all threatened breeds of domestic poultry.
Smith uses his Arkansas Home, Moss Mountain Farm,as an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds. He created his farm to serve as a place of inspiration, education and conservation and provides visitors from around the country with tours of his property.