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Tres Fromme presented at the Shanghai Botanical Garden's Children's Garden Symposium in early November.
He shared key design lessons derived from over a decade collaborating with public gardens to develop compelling
and engaging outdoor environments for youngsters and their families.

Red Butte Garden Water Conservation Garden Opening
Presentation by Tres Fromme, "Creativity Run Dry" 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". 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."

Tres Fromme spoke at the Highlands Biological Station Native Plant Symposium, in Highlands, NC.


Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Assessment Planning

Cheekwood Estate & Garden

Tres Fromme, Cheekwood Senior Team, and HDLA (Nashville, TN) have begun developing a design program for the Parterre Garden, a multifunctional outdoor space and pavilion to host rentals, events, and educational activities adjacent to the historic garden core.

Saint Mark's School of Texas Science Center Landscape

Saint Mark's School of Texas Science Center Landscape

The Saint Mark's School of Texas Winn Science Center in Dallas, Texas has opened. 3FD led a collaboration with the School, RAMSA Architects, Legends, and Dunaway Associates to develop the landscape master plan and design. The spaces integrate new and existing buildings while creating functional, beautiful, and memorable public places.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Architectural Digest has named the Atlanta Botanical Garden one of the most beautifully designed botanical gardens in America. Tres Fromme has been involved in ABG planning and design for over a decade, leading the creation of major projects, including Skyline Garden, Edible Garden, Gardens in Storza Woods, and the Children's Garden.

Fromme has also collaborated with two other gardens honored on the list. He led the San Antonio Botanical Garden's 2010 Master Plan and recently worked with Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on several projects refining and advancing the original design. Click here to read the article.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Cheekwood Names Tres Fromme 2019 Designer in Residence

Cheekwood announces a year-long garden design residency with Tres Fromme who will provide critical design insight to Cheekwood as it continues to realize the first phase of its long-term master site plan, completed in 2016. Phase one of the master plan involves multiple projects, including the creation of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, currently under construction, for which Fromme served as the lead designer.The new residency will solidify the partnership between Cheekwood and 3. Fromme Design, allowing Fromme to serve as a key player in the important future projects in Cheekwood’s master plan, including re-imagining the estate’s historic parterre garden as well as the west boutique gardens at Cheekwood, which encompasses the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden and Wills Perennial Garden. “Tres has played a pivotal role in helping Cheekwood fulfill its mission of offering excellence in art and horticulture, and we’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship through the new residency,” said Peter Grimaldi, vice present of gardens and facilities at Cheekwood.

Fromme will continue collaborating with other public garden clients during the Residency.


Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Nashville Antiques and Garden Show

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and 3FD collaborated on the "Isle of Palms," the centerpiece of the renowned Nashville Antiques and Garden Show. A rectilinear pool enclosed a central stone walkway and reflected the dramatic clusters of orchids mounted on the towering trunks of a palm allee.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Holiday Lights

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Holiday Lights

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden unveils the first phase of the 3. Fromme Design-led Holiday Lights Master Plan. New features include "topiary" forms choreographed to music; the sparkling Piedmont Prairie; and eight foot tall luminary lanterns in the Perennial Garden. Fromme collaborated closely with Garden senior staff to reimagine their existing show. Photo courtesy of DSBG.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Garden of Lights

Tulsa Botanic Garden Garden of Lights

Tulsa Botanic Garden unveils Garden of Lights. 3.Fromme Design collaborated with staff to develop a holiday illumination experience celebrating the winter aspects of the Tandy Floral Terraces and Children's Discovery Garden. The result is an enchantingly compelling reason for people to make the Garden part of their festive seasonal traditions.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Piedmont Prairie

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Piedmont Prairie

Construction and planting continue on Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's new Piedmont Prairie. The project celebrates native flora in a gardenesque manner while completing a central circulation loop through the existing gardens. Tres Fromme led the collaboration with the Garden and SiteWork Studios of Asheville, NC.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Children's Garden

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Children's Garden

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.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens

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.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Nashville Antiques and Garden Show

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 Master Plan

Tulsa Botanic Garden

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.

Indianapolis Museum of Art Holiday Lights

Indianapolis Museum of Art Holiday Lights

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

Garvan Woodland Gardens Treehouse Interpretive Elements

Garvan Woodland Gardens

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.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens

Atlanta Botanical Garden Skyline Gardens

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.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Seasonal Displays

Tulsa Botanic Blooms

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

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 Gardens
Huntsville Botanical Garden Welcome Center and Gardens
Under Construction

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 Garden Water Conservation Garden
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
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.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Children's Discovery Garden

3. Fromme Design led Tulsa Botanic Children’s Discovery Garden
nears completion

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 Garden Orchid Daze
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

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.

Tulsa Botanic Garden Floral Terraces

Tulsa Botanic Garden Floral Terraces

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.

Garden Design Magazine

Garden Design Magazine

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.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Gardens in Storza Woods

The Gardens in Storza Woods are Open

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

Desert Botanical Garden Terraces and Portal

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.

Smithgall Woodland Garden

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

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.


Atlanta Botanical Garden Holiday Lights

Forbes listed the 2012 Atlanta Botanical "Garden Garden Lights Holiday Mights" show as one of the top ten light shows in the world to visit.

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