Firm Profile

P. Allen Smith and Associates (PAS&A) was formed in 2004 by landscape design expert P. Allen Smith. After studying garden history and design at the University of Manchester in England through an International Rotary Scholarship, Smith became a Certified Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. P. Allen Smith returned home to the United States to begin his career as a landscape designer, creating landscapes and gardens across the country.

P. Allen Smith & Associates is the design side of P. Allen Smith’s media company, Hortus, Ltd. Before Allen began producing gardening media, he was a successful independent garden center owner and nationally known garden designer with a multi-generational background in the nursery industry. At the same time that his television and book career took off, he expanded the design company in order to practice his craft and continue his hands-on learning. PAS&A combines the diverse backgrounds of the design team to create spaces that inspire and intrigue while working in concert with nature.

Intertwining the home and garden has always been a driving force in P. Allen Smith’s design work and teaching. Whether it is a garden room, a porch space, or an interior, his taste and style result in a unique and beautiful environment that exceeds client aspirations. Both his gardens and the interiors of his homes have been featured in national media and firmly establish his role as a leading tastemaker.

PAS&A’s scope of work encompasses all sizes, from small residential garden and interior spaces to large estates, institutional campus projects, and botanical gardens. Our services range from horticultural consultation to design-build and everything in between and our clients are spread from coast to coast. The common thread throughout all of these projects is a site appropriate response to clients’ wishes and desires that gains its identity from the culture and place the space inhabits. One of the best plantsmen of this generation, Allen also has passions for art, history, and architecture that bring a unique perspective and richness to his projects.