The Mizzou Botanic Garden welcomes
as part of the Jacqueline K. Jones' Lectureship Series

P. Allen Smith



Join us April 13 and 14 as we celebrate Mizzou's 175 anniversary by hosting nationally-known TV host, author, gardening & lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith. Topics to be discussed include Mizzou's links with Thomas Jefferson, the gardens at Monticello, urban agriculture and using local food.

All events listed below are free and open to the public!

Sunday, April 13

4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
A Thomas Jefferson Birthday Celebration
The Francis Quadrangle at the Thomas Jefferson monument
(Rain Location: The Jesse Hall Main Lobby)

Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743, at the family home in Shadwell, Goochland County, Virginia. The Jefferson monument is the first tombstone placed at the Monticello grave of Thomas Jefferson.

6p.m. - 7p.m.
A presentation by P. Allen Smith: The Horticultural Life and Gardens of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
The Columns Ballroom in Reynolds Alumni Center

P. Allen Smith, award-winning food, lifestyle and garden expert and host of two public television programs, enjoys the study of horticulture and landscape design history. Thomas Jefferson’s association with horticulture and gardening is of particular interest with Mr. Smith. Learn more about P. Allen Smith at

7p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Book Signing by P. Allen Smith
The Columns Ballroom in Reynolds Alumni Center

Books will be available for purchase from the Mizzou Botanic Garden at the event.

Monday, April 14

9a.m. - 9:30a.m.
A Sensory Garden Installation and Planting
Child Development Lab's MU Children's Learning Garden, behind Curtis Hall

An honorary planting will take place with P. Allen Smith.

10a.m. - 11:30a.m.
A Local Harvest Roundtable discussion
Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union

A "Local Food Chat" with P. Allen Smith.