Lecture Series: P. Allen Smith

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Saturday, April 4, 10:00am | Hughes Pavilion 

P. Allen Smith, often described as one of America’s most talented landscape 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 an orderly, holistic approach to work.  Later as a graduate student in England he traced--200 years to the day--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams’s famous tour of important English country homes.  Historical precedent and context being ever prominent in his mind, Mr. Smith sidelines fashion and identifies and then 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, melding site with living material and improvements to create environments that mature and improve with the seasons while framing arresting viewsheds.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Memphis Flower Show tab on this website.