Two-day Courses with Adam

Our two-day courses allow you to delve a little deeper and get a real grasp of specific topics, ranging from construction to planting design.

Every course includes lunch on both days and dinner after the first day, plus refreshments and homemade cake.

To book your place, click the booking button and complete the online form. You will then be directed to Paypal where you can make your payment. It is also possible to book a place as a gift for someone else.

Discounts are offered for student bookings, and groups of five or more people. Please call or e-mail us for more information.

Getting To Grips With Garden Design

If you have ever dreamed of designing your own garden, or would like an insight into how it works, this course will provide a great foundation to build upon.

Over two days Adam will reveal how to create a design that is a practical and individual space.

He will guide you through design principles and share his philosophy on the three most important aspects to consider – people, plants and space.

Adam will also talk about where he draws his inspiration from. You may even get an insight into how a designer designs his own garden!

Time will be spent in the classroom, as well as outside in Adam’s own garden.

Dates for 2020 will be released in the Autumn.

Planting To Be Proud Of

Great planting softens lines, adds structure, texture, focal points, mood and atmosphere. Although choosing and combining plants can be overwhelming.
Spend two days learning the secrets of how Adam approaches planting design.

From creating individual borders to assessing the planting in an entire garden, Adam will teach you his process and the principle points to consider. He will look at the best plants for specific situations, as well as how practical considerations can affect your choice.

By the end of the two days, you will be able to confidently approach improving existing borders, or plan a planting scheme from scratch.

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st November 2019

Cost: £390

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Building Your Own Garden

Ever wished you could lay paving, build a raised bed or brick wall?

Spend two days with Adam learning the skills needed to build your own garden. Adam will teach the basics in the classroom, then everyone will have the chance to practice building different features outside.

It’s the perfect course if your garden is in need of a refresh, but you don’t know where to start. Also, if you are new to garden design and want to learn some essential building know-how.

Adam’s expert guidance will fill you with confidence and show you that building your own garden is not as complicated as it seems.

Dates for 2020 will be released in the autumn.

Second Step Garden Design

Spend two days with Adam refining and developing your approach to designing a garden.

Adam will get everyone designing over the two days, providing lots of opportunities for advice and feedback. He will also look at and give examples of more complex garden designs, where the location, levels, shape or size of the space made creating a successful design more of a challenge.

Our Second Step Garden Design course is aimed at people with some previous garden design experience, or who have joined Adam before for a design course.

Over the two days, there will also be the chance to share personal projects with Adam and the rest of the group.

Dates for 2020 will be released in the autumn.

Second Step Planting Design

If you’ve attended one of our planting days, or have some planting design experience already, then this course is an ideal next step.

This informal but in-depth two-day course will build on the basics of planting design, allowing you to really explore different planting styles, seasons, and how to create beautiful and adventurous planting schemes.

Over the two days Adam will get you to put your own planting design skills into practice and will be on hand to give individual advice and feedback. He will also chat about the more challenging planting situations that gardeners often face, and prove that even the hardest areas to plant provide exciting opportunities.

There will also be the chance to share and develop personal projects with Adam and the rest of the group.

Dates for 2020 will be released in the autumn.

The Next Stage – Garden Design as a Career

Whether you have just started your own garden design business, or are seriously considering the move, there can be a lot to consider.

Join Adam as he shares everything you need to know to turn your hobby into a profession.

With years of experience as a designer and a landscaper, Adam will discuss the little details that can be forgotten and offer advice and guidance on how to make the business a success.

An invaluable two days with Adam, which will leave you feeling more confident that the next stage isn’t as scary as it seems!

Adam Frost's orchard and meadow
Roses flowering at the Adam Frost Garden School