Adam Frost developed an early fascination for nature working on his grandfather’s allotment in Hertfordshire. Inspired to become a landscape gardener he trained in horticulture, horticultural management and garden design and began his career working with the BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton.
Adam’s work now takes him across the UK and Europe where he creates gardens that sit comfortably in their surroundings. He believes garden design is about understanding people, space and having a passion for plants. All this helps form the foundation of Adam’s approach to garden design.
In 2007 Adam’s debut RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden ‘Realistic Retreat’ won a gold medal. A year later he won gold and Best in Show for his urban garden, ‘A welcome Sight’ and he has since won five further gold medals, most recently in 2015 for The Homebase Garden ‘Urban Retreat' – his third Show Garden for Homebase.
In 2013 Adam worked with Homebase to set up the Garden Academy where he spends time the students, teaching them everything from garden planning and planting, to complicated landscaping, as part of their training to achieve a Royal Horticultural Society Level 1 Award. In May 2014 Adam was announced as an RHS Ambassador, a role that he will use to continue to raise the profile of horticulture as a career, encourage more secondary schools to embrace gardening and to inspire gardening talent for the future.
Adam's advice on what to do this month
It’s not always easy to know what will grow best in your garden at different times during the year, but help is at hand from award-winning garden designer Adam Frost. In his series of monthly videos, Adam will help you discover how to grow a whole host of fruit and vegetables – with advice covering everything from what will grow best in each of the seasons, how to plant them in your garden, and how to care for them over the twelve months of the year. Just follow his advice and you’ll soon have a beautiful garden overflowing with fresh, juicy fruit and veg.