Adam Forst at Duckett’s Grove

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Adam Forst at Duckett’s Grove

Introduction to Garden Design

Adam Frost is an award-winning British garden designer, television presenter and Chelsea Flower Show winner.

If you have ever wondered how to approach designing your own garden, what you need to know to be a garden designer or the skills involved, then join Adam as he reveals the process and principles.

Full of insights and ideas, Adam will guide you step-by-step through the main elements and discuss how people, plants and place are key to a great design. Using examples of private and public gardens he has completed, Adam will simplify the process, as well as showing how he is applying these to his own garden. An engaging and amusing talk is promised by a natural and prolific speaker.

Venue: Duckett’s Grove, Kneestown, near Carlow Town, R93 RF80

Time: 2 p.m.

Admission: €19.50 Pre-booking essential

Contact: 059 913 0411

Biography – Adam Frost

Adam Frost is an award-winning British garden designer, television presenter and motivational speaker.

Best known for his successes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, he is passionate about inspiring adults and children alike to create their own gardens and watch hedgerows spring to life appreciating each one of our distinct seasons as they unfold.

Adam is a presenter on BBC’s Gardeners’ World (BBC Two) and also appears regularly on the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Flower Show. He has also featured on The One Show and DIY SOS (BBC One) as well as The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV). In 2016 he won ‘Best New Talent’ at the RTS West Awards.

Since 2007, Adam has amassed seven gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He regularly lectures on a wide range of horticultural topics, both nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to Gardeners’ World and other horticultural magazines. Adam’s first book Real Gardens was published in 2015 by Red Planet Publishing. He is currently writing his second book which is due to be published later this year.

Adam’s love for the great outdoors started from a young age when he helped on his grandparent’s allotment. His fascination with watching plants and vegetables grown and the wildlife it attracted has stayed with him and he remains passionate about passing this on to future generations.

He is trained in horticulture and landscape design and began his professional career in the mid-1980s with an apprenticeship at the North Devon Parks Department. Adam later moved to Rutland where he began working with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale Gardens where he helped design and create many of the 38 small gardens which are still on show to the public today.

In 2014 Adam set up The Homebase Garden Academy with the specific aim of helping Britain’s next generation of horticulture students to kick-start their careers, by teaching them about garden design and landscaping. As well as running his own garden design and landscape business he also sits on the Board of the Horticulture Trades Association; is an RHS Ambassador and runs The Adam Frost Garden School where he hosts masterclasses on design and other gardening courses.

Adam and his wife Sulina live in Lincolnshire with their four children, one horse, two ponies, two dogs and an ancient cat.

Adam is a natural speaker who credits his love of horticulture from his earliest childhood memories, to working with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale Gardens, before going solo in 1996 for the rollercoaster ride of designing multiple award-winning show gardens!

He enjoys passing on his knowledge and travels all over the world speaking to people about his ‘journey so far.’

From a lifetime in the garden, Adam’s talks are always full of amusing stories, as well as advice and inspiration for anyone hoping to have a career in horticulture.

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Date:
July 28
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
€19.50
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Venue

Duckett’s Grove Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds
Kneestown, Co. Carlow + Google Map
Phone:
Carlow Tourist Office 059-9130411
Website:
www.duckettsgrove.ie