Garden Club Annual Speaker: P. Allen Smith

Thursday, February 18, 2021
2:30PM
Reservations may be required

Learn how to appropriate gracious entertaining and grand design from English estates with P. Allen Smith, one of America’s most talented landscape designers. Smith’s designs include poultry houses, sheep pastures, walled gardens rooms, fruit orchards, herb gardens, container gardens, stumperies, rare rose collections, wildflower fields, pollinator drifts, apiaries, ponds, and follies. Many of these devices are on display at his Ferme Ornée, Moss Mountain Farm ― a 600 acre estate on the Arkansas River.

The product of five generations of southern nursery- men, Smith sensitively accentuates the natural gifts of the landscape, imparting balance, harmony, and beauty in the classic tradition of Palladio, Brown, Repton, and Soane. His designs meld site with living material and improvements to create environments that mature and improve with the seasons while framing arresting viewsheds.

Smith has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and PBS, and is the author of six books. He is a trustee of Winterthur House, a certified fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, an honorary member of the Garden Club of America, the honorary President of the Herb Society of America, and a life member of the Livestock Conservancy, the Rare Breeds Trust (UK) and the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities.

Presented by the Garden Club of Palm Beach

 

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