P Allen Smith Biography
P Allen Smith is an American television host, author, conservationist, lifestyle expert, and garden designer. In addition, he is known for hosting TV series documentaries. He provides ideas and guidance through several media venues. Some of the TV shows he hosts include P. Allen Smith Gardens, Allen Smith’s Garden to Table (2011), and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home.
P Allen Smith Education
Allen went to Hendrix College and got a Rotary International Scholarship to study garden design and history at the University of Manchester in England. In addition, Allen also studied English gardens that had been visited by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century.
P Allen Smith Career
His 30 Minutes show; Garden style is syndicated by The Television Syndication Company. He is also the author of the Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House.
In 2014, his television shows saw him get four awards during the Taste Awards. Later in 2015, Allen was inducted into the Taste Hall of Fame for his significant impact in the world of taste and broadcast entertainment. In 2017, he won a 2017 Taste Award for “Best Green or Organic Program”, an award inspired by his book, Garden Home.
Smith has a Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas which The New York Times terms as a ‘stunning estate’. It is an epicenter for promoting the local food movement, organic gardening, and the preservation of heritage poultry breeds. Additionally, he created the farm to serve as a place of inspiration, education, and conservation.
In 2009, Smith founded the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. It is dedicated to the preservation and support of threatened breeds and strains of domestic poultry. Moreover, he strives to educate future generations through his work with Kids Plant It Earth. The curriculum he developed for the program teaches students about being good stewards of the planet through gardening.
In addition, Allen has appeared frequently on The Weather Channel, the CBS Early Show, the NBC Today Show, and other national TV programs. On those TV programs, he teaches viewers gardening and design techniques.
P Allen Smith Age
How old is P Alllen Smith? Smith is 63 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 12, 1960, in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the United States of America. His birth name is Paul Allen Smith. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on March 12th every year.
P Allen Smith Height
Smith stands at a height of 1.7 meters and his weight is 82 kg.
P Allen Smith Family
Smith’s father, Paul Allen Smith Sr. was a horticulturist. In addition, his father, Paul Allen Smith Sr. is a third-generation nurseryman from his family.
P Allen Smith Wife
There are so many rumors about Smith’s marital status. However, he has decided to keep it private and has not talked about it. This information is still under review.
P Allen Smith Recipes
Allen’s work is featured in national publications, highlighted at key events, and commemorated all over the country. Additionally, he released his book titled, P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden in December 2010.
Moreover, the book has 120 recipes, 30 for every season and these are dishes that everyone likes to eat. He takes advantage of ingredients accessible to him. The ingredients include bell peppers, carrots, fresh peaches, and tomatoes. In addition, the recipes are his favorites, most from adapted from his own kitchen and some from his family and friends.
Additionally, many of his recipes are southern-inspired. They have a touch of delightful personal stories, full of Smith’s much-loved wit and charm. Furthermore, all-American Blueberry Muffins are drawn from memories of him and his siblings. They used to roam the woods searching for wild berries. Lady Peas with Red Tomato Relish reminds him of shelling peas with Ma Smith in his grandparents’ kitchen after supper. Moreover, Blue Cheese and Onion Cornbread create the great sweet versus unsweet Southern cornbread debate.
P Allen Smith Garden Home | Farm
His home is situated along Ross Hollow Road, Moss Mountain Farm, Roland, AR 72135. Moreover, it is open for tours and lunch. Allen built Moss Mountain Farm, also known as The Garden Home Retreat. The house is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. It encompasses more than 500 acres of land dating back to 1840.
Behind the cottage is the croquet lawn which is framed by a summer kitchen and art studio. Moreover, the surrounding garden includes a fountain garden that separates two sides of garden rooms. The garden is filled with a mix of annuals, herbs, perennials, roses, shrubs, and ornamental grasses.
Past the flower gardens, there are orchards filled with heritage apple trees, stone fruit, and blueberries, a one-acre vegetable garden, a bluebird trail, wildflower fields. Moreover, there is also a daffodil hill. It overflows with more than 300,000 daffodils blooming each spring.
P Allen Smith Net Worth | Salary
Allen has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a television host.
P Allen Smith Salary
Smith receives an estimated annual salary ranging from $55,600 to $125,700.
P Allen Smith Books
- P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home: Creating a Garden for Everyday Living
- P. Allen Smith’s Container Gardens: 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden
- P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden
- P. Allen Smith’s Colors for the Garden: Creating Compelling Color Themes
- P. Allen Smith’s Living in the Garden Home: Connecting the Seasons with Containers, Crafts, and Celebrations