Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden Opening
Presentation by Tres Fromme, "Creativity Run Dry". May 20, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT.
The presentation shared what he learned as the main designer of this innovative and iconic three acre garden.
Tres Fromme spoke at the Fernwood Symposium. Presentation, "Abandon Yourself to Design". March 18. Niles, Michigan.
Tres Fromme was the keynote speaker for the fifth birthday of the Springfield Botanical Center in (Springfield, Missouri).
Tres Fromme presented two sessions at the American Public Garden Conference, one on master planning and another on rich and powerful planting design.
Tres Fromme spoke at the APGA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The lecture was on "S/M/L/XL: Finding Pleasure in Growing Pains."
Cheekwood Estate and Gardens has broken ground on the new Bracken Foundation Children's Garden. Tres Fromme is leading the design process with Hodgson Douglas and collaborating with Cheekwood staff. The Children's Garden opens in June 2019.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden Conservation Bog Garden flourishes in its second summer season. 3FD collaborated closely with Conservation staff to develop the planting design as part of the Skyline Gardens project on which Fromme was lead designer.
3FD has designed the marquee exhibit at the 2018 Nashville Antiques and Garden Show. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and Fromme collaborated to design a garden vignette inspired by facets of the historic grounds and architecture.
Tulsa Botanic Garden has opened the Grange, a new multi-purpose building, as part of the ongoing realization of its Master Plan. 3FD collaborated with Studio 45 Architects and the Garden throughout the project - from initial program development through design and construction.
Newfields' (Indianapolis Museum of Art) Winter Lights is open and aglow with almost one million lights celebrating the campus' garden spaces, specimen trees, and historic architecture. This is the inaugural year of the illuminated display planned and designed by 3. Fromme Design and the Newfields' team. Video courtesy of IMA Newfields
Artist Dan Jennison has begun creating maquettes for 3. Fromme Design's interpretive sculptures to be integrated into Garvan Woodland Gardens new Tree House by Modus Studios. The pieces act as catalysts for visitors to explore key native tree species and the animals associated with their life cycles.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens open this week. This compelling new destination reflects its unique urban context with a bold yet welcoming contemporary design. Specialty areas include the ever-changing Flower Walk; the jewel-like Conservation Bog Garden; the sky-capturing Lotus Pond; and the living sculpture of the Cactus and Succulent Terraces.
3. Fromme Design collaborated with Tulsa Botanic Garden staff to create a grand scale spring extravaganza of 129,000 blooming bulbs in the Floral Terraces, the majority of which are tulips. This is the second spring show Fromme has developed with the Garden.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens Under Construction
Work progresses on the Skyline Gardens, a series of new spaces including a dramatic Flower Walk showcasing exuberant seasonal displays and the Cactus and Succulent Garden, an artful composition of diverse hardy Agave, Dasylirion, Nolina, Opuntia, and related plants in a series of terraced planters. The project opens in Spring of this year.
Huntsville Botanical Garden Welcome Center and Gardens
The Garden is realizing the first phase of its Core Garden Master Plan 3. Fromme Design developed with Garden staff, board, and volunteers. 3FD is the lead designer for the new outdoor spaces seamlessly linking the new building with the existing landscape while adding rental space, horticultural displays, and enhancing the botanical collections. Matheny Goldmon Architects designed the spectacular multi-purpose building; 4 Site were the landscape architects of record.
Red Butte Water Conservation Garden Planting Underway
Installation has begun for over 3 acres of exuberant plantings celebrating the beauty and functionality of plants adapted to a range of dry environments. Tres Fromme collaborated closely with the Red Butte Garden Horticulture Team to select a wide variety of species for aesthetic display, collection relevance, and educational potential. Eight different terraces focus on specific themes related to water-wise gardening.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Children's Garden Renovation Phase 1 Opens
Tres Fromme was the lead designer on an almost complete re-envisioning of the ABG's much loved but well-worn Children's Garden. The reborn Garden engages children of all ages in a series of compelling spaces and interactive elements set within horticulturally rich, beautiful plantings, artful elements, and delightful water features. Phase 2 will open sometime in the late summer of this year.
The Balboa Park Conservancy in San Diego
The Power of Public Gardens
The Balboa Park Conservancy in San Diego invited Tres Fromme to present to supporters on The Power of Public Gardens. Fromme shared the characteristics he believes make a botanical garden or arboretum an engaging, compelling, and memorable community legacy.
Contractors, artisans, and artists are planting and completing final touches on this new approximately three acre fantastical interpretation of Oklahoma regional landscapes. The Garden focuses on engaging and inspiring youngsters through interactive elements, custom artwork, and horticultural displays showcasing a rich botanical diversity. Opening festivities begin the week of May 10, 2016.
Atlanta Botanical Orchid Daze 2016 weaves together flowers and naturalist wood
Tres Fromme as the Garden’s Landscape Design and Planning Manager led the creation of a dramatic exhibit showcasing the unparalleled beauty of diverse orchid genera. Flowers cling to a “forest” of cut trees, encrust hovering grapevine spheres, and swirl within a twig spiral in an abstraction of the orchids’ epiphytic habits. As a result visitors continually find themselves discovering unexpected perspectives and relationships to these exotic plants.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum Holiday Lights Master Plan
Holiday Lights at Cheekwood opens to acclaim. The newest Nashville, TN seasonal tradition showcases 750,000 lights in a series of vignettes celebrating the classical elegance of the historic mansion and gardens. Follow this link for one review.
The Tulsa Botanic Garden opens the Tandy Floral Terraces. 3. Fromme Design was intimately involved in this project with Garden Staff and Howell Vancuren Landscape Architects through all phases from master planning to planting. Fromme particularity led the initial concept design and the detailed planting plans.
The current issue of Garden Design magazine (Summer 2015) showcases Tres Fromme in the regularly occurring "Life's Work" feature. The piece by Jenny Andrews describes Fromme's influences and approach to designing public gardens.
Fromme was the Atlanta Botanical Garden's lead designer for every aspect of the landscape, a collaboration with Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects. The eight acres offer visitors immersion within rich plantings and exceptional craftsmanship. Storza includes an elevated boardwalk; monumental stone bridge; overlooks with pebble mosaics; water mirror; and water stairs
The Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, Arizona) Desert Terraces and Tom and Jan Lewis Desert Portal are Open!
Tres Fromme led the overall design effort, including a focus on the planting design, and the mosaic design. The project
creates a "Desert Romantic" experience, combining compelling spaces, rich plant combinations, and artful craftsmanship.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden opened its Gainesville, Georgia Garden!
Tres Fromme in collaboration with Garden staff developed the horticulturally diverse and botanically significant plantings for approximately 12 acres, including display gardens, entry drive, parking, and event spaces.
He also guided the installation of all plantings on site.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday Lights
Fromme Collaborates with W Hotel Midtown on Holiday Light Installation
As the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Landscape Design and Planning Manager, Fromme developed a chic design to illuminate the hotel's hip urban facade in vibrant Midtown Atlanta. The installation is a visible expression of a partnership between the Garden and W to promote ABG's Garden Lights Holiday Nights.
Bok Tower Gardens Master Plan Wins
Florida ASLA Fredric B. Stresau Award
The Frederic B. Stresau Award is bestowed annually by a jury upon a Professional Award of Excellence recipient which best exhibits innovation and design excellence.
"Only works that are truly exceptional and advance the landscape architecture profession and enhance our collective body of knowledge are considered," said Kenn Bates, ASLA, FLASLA Design Awards Committee Chairman."
According to the jury, "The Bok Tower Gardens master plan is a sensitive, beautifully imaginative, and masterful piece of work respectful of an iconic Florida landmark." They commended the designers—Studio Outside/Tres Fromme, and David Sacks Landscape Architecture—for a very carefully prepared document, with a deep understanding of Olmsted's vision.
Fromme facilitated the planning process and led the development of the master site plan.