P. Allen Smith Biography

Allen Smith, often described as one of America’s most talented garden designers, is the product of five generations of southern nurserymen. His foundational childhood experiences in planting naturally led to an appreciation for horticulture, genetic diversity, plant pairing and for an orderly and holistic approach to work. Later, as a garden and landscape graduate student in England, his design processes were refined to embrace each site’s unique characteristics and the needs of each unique commissioning family. Eschewing fashion, Mr. Smith identifies and 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 are an expression of his client’s lifestyle and their legacy–melding site with living material and improvements to create environments that mature and improve with the seasons. And Mr. Smith’s many esoteric interests and insights allow for a myriad of inclusions such as ornamented aviaries, sheep pastures, walled gardens, fruit orchards, kitchen herb gardens, container gardens, stumperies, rare rose collections, wildflower and pollinator fields, apiaries, ponds, and architecturally appropriate built structures and follies.

他的客户的结果是永恒的花园和景观。

健康和改善客户的日常体验也是史密斯设计的核心。人们经常听到他把自己的方法描述为“模糊室内外之间的界限”,艾伦组织并通过与建筑师和室内设计师的合作,从花园环境和玻璃后面为自然世界提供美学好处。他的方法最初是在上下文中考虑一个站点,然后他系统地关注微妙但关键的决策,这些决策累积起来将整个环境区分为典范。花园小路上碎石的特殊等级、颜色和密度、喷泉落水的高度和体积、花园雕塑的出处或特定植物品种的历史和环境适宜性是每个项目每天关注的问题。对史密斯先生来说,细节是最重要的,也是他工作中的亮点。

和蔼可亲的态度、幽默和谦逊为艾伦赢得了长久的客户关系,这种关系发展成了友谊,通常跨越几十年,为大家庭的多个成员(现在是几代人)工作。他因执行Ferme Ornee史密斯在阿肯色河小石城附近占地600英亩的私人莫斯山农场(Moss Mountain Farm estate)拥有一套宝贵的人才,吸引了私人家庭和企业的赞助人。他的投资组合包括多种多样的项目:种植园、联排别墅、校园、高尔夫俱乐部、新城开发和屋顶花园。总之,美丽、富足、和谐与自然和谐地结合在一起,为每位客人谋福利。

Mr. Smith’s family imbued him at an early age with an appreciation and love of the land. His passions were further directed at Hendrix College where he received a B.A. with an emphasis in Biology and History and then formalized in the classroom and by experience in England. During his time in Cheshire, Mr. Smith retraced the route, 200 years to-the-day, of Thomas Jefferson and John Adam’s famous tour of important English country homes. Mr. Smith studied the building practices, material use, scale, handcrafts, sensations, and proportions of the subjects of Jefferson’s journal, in addition to many others. And by establishing friendships with the descendants of these homes–Arley, Helmingham, Chatsworth amongst others–Mr. Smith learned first hand the design language of both the classic English garden and the classic English estate landscape. These insights provided a roadmap for his adaptation of enduring design components. Mr. Smith’s American designs are rendered in this unique voice and retain the sensation and grounding of significant precedent.

史密斯先生的人生使命之一就是分享他对设计和美的知识和热情。他慷慨大方的精神为公众创造了大量容易获得的作品。迄今为止,他出版了六本畅销书,主持和制作了PBS最成功和获奖的电视节目之一,他经营着一家专注于园林设计和健康的媒体企业,他是该国许多重要建筑和历史古迹的发言人,每年春天和秋天都会向公众开放自己的住宅。他经常在国家出版物上被引用,并且是一个定期的花园投稿人今日秀Good Morning America. Mr. Smith’s work has been featured in the《纽约时报》《华盛顿邮报》《建筑文摘》《人物杂志》《Elle Decor》《美丽的房子》《传统家居》《南方生活》《南方口音》《花卉杂志》另外还有100多种出版物。

Mr. Smith is deeply passionate and involved with preservation and conservation efforts. In addition to green building and material use in his designs, he is a trustee of Winterthur House, a former board member of the Royal Oak Society (of the British National Trust), is 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, Rare Breeds Trust (UK) and Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities. He is a TEDx speaker and the founder of the Heritage Poultry Conservancy.

史密斯先生和他的伙伴,两只苏格兰猎犬,以及数百只阿肯色州的传统鸟类一起在阿肯色州安家落户,在那里,他对新项目、设计挑战以及与新朋友分享他对花园的热爱的强烈欲望在他的设计工作室和农场里形成。

Philanthropy

温特图尔,受托人

THE ROYAL OAK FOUNDATION (OF THE BRITISH NATIONAL TRUST),董事会成员

THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, CERTIFIED FELLOW

THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA, HONORARY MEMBER

美国草药协会, HONORARY PRESIDENT

圣约翰骑士团, CONFERE

遗产家禽保护协会, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

国家冷战中心,启动活动荣誉主席(2020年)

THE LIVESTOCK CONSERVANCY,终身会员

THE RARE BREEDS TRUST (UK),终身会员

THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF POULTRY ANTIQUITIES,终身会员

美国的管家's Ferme Ornée

The country home of P. Allen Smith, designed to host large scale guest visits and entertainment, and provide ornamental inspiration in and around the home. The grounds serve as a laboratory where Mr. Smith perfects design, planting, and maintenance practices.