The Channel Garden at Clark Gardens

ASLA Associate

Mr. Fromme is Studio Outside’s leader for public garden collaborations and brings a vast knowledge of horticulture, garden precedents, aesthetics, and design to each project. Degreed in both horticulture and landscape architecture, he can identify, recall, and specify a diversity of plants on any given project, adding a layer of texture and sensory aspect to landscape site work.

Fromme is known for his expertise with facilitating team-based creative group process to create compelling and memorable places that invest participants in the outcomes. His designs all creatively innovate within the traditions and diverse contexts of the project. A proponent of experiential design, he choreographs relationships among people, spaces, and plants. Fromme communicates eloquently through graphics, writing, and verbal formats.

For a decade Fromme led planning and design at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and traveled throughout Europe touring grand gardens and parks. He has lectured extensively in the United States and teaches communications in the University of Texas’ graduate landscape architecture program. His published articles have appeared in Landscape Architecture Magazine, American Gardener, the UAE Landscape Magazine and the journal, The Public Garden.


  • University of Georgia, Master of Landscape Architecture, 1996
  • University of Delaware, Honors Bachelor of Plant Science; concentration in Ornamental Horticulture Summa Cum Laude, 1993


  • MESA Design Group 2006 – 2010
  • Longwood Gardens, Inc. 1996 – 2006
  • The American Gardener Magazine’s “Gardening by Design” series, 2003 – 2005
  • University of Texas Arlington Graduate Course Lecturer, 2009-present

Professional Societies

  • Founder and Chair of the American Public Garden Association Design Professional Section, 2004 – 2007
  • American Horticultural Society, Garden Design Advisory Board, 2004
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, 2006-present

Awards and Honors

  • Texas ASLA
  • Interiorscape Maagazine
  • Food and Wine Magazine’s 2004 “35 Tastemakers Under 35”
  • National ASLA Merit Award in Communications, 2006

Selected Public Garden Projects

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden Edible Garden, Storza Woods Master Plan, Spring Bulb Show Master Plan, and Orchid Daze 2007-2011
  • Bryant Park Children’s Area Concept Designs
  • Carleen Bright Arboretum Master Plan and Event Pavilion
  • Callaway Gardens Design Consulting
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden Spring Bulb Show Master Plan and Orchid Mania 2011
  • Hall Family Generations Garden
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden Planning and Design Staff Development Workshops
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens 2008 Averill Master Plan
  • Longwood Gardens 2000 Master Plan, East Conservatory, and Indoor Children’s Garden
  • NorthPark Center Seasonal Displays Red Butte Garden Hillside/Conservation Gardens and 2010 Master Plan Update
  • Saint Marks School of Texas North Quadrangle and Teaching Greenhouse/Science Courtyard
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden Master Plan and Seasonal Displays
  • Toledo Botanical Garden Master Plan and Children’s Garden United States Botanic Garden Terrace Gardens

Tour the Gardens

Flowers of Clark Gardens

From self-guided tours to group tour programs, at Clark Gardens you will find the perfect fit for your visit. The group tour programs are great for your garden or nature club, school, church, family, business or other organization. A variety of menu options are available to compliment your trip. See general admission and group tour information. Guided cart tours are available (reservations required).

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Clark Gardens was selected as the Official Best Public Garden in Texas for 2014 and featured in a TV segment about the Gardens airing on 3 different networks. The Official Best Of also created a brief preview video about the Gardens. Check it out...

2014 Best Public Garden of Texas

Your Event

Your Event

Clark Gardens provides a variety of rental facilities and offers many benefits that other locations do not.

With nine diverse venues from which to choose, you are sure to find the ideal place for your special event.

Whatever the occasion: garden wedding, reception, party, prom, club meeting, business meeting, family reunion, celebrations of all kinds, Clark Gardens has the perfect venue to help make your event a success.

Check-out our many event venues and indoor facilities.

Visit the Clark Gardens Weddings website.

Physical Address [map]
567 Maddux Road
Weatherford, Texas 76088

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 276
Mineral Wells, Texas 76068

Phone: (940) 682-4856
Fax: (940) 682-4078