President and Fellow of the ‘Royal Chartered’ Landscape Institute, Adam White has been involved with multiple show gardens over the years which has seen him be awarded numerous medals. This year Adam worked with The Duchess of Cambridge on an exciting venture to create the ‘Back to Nature’ feature garden at RHS Chelsea flower show. As well as his busy show involvement Adam also works with his fellow landscape architect Andree Davies at Davies White Ltd where he is director.
Name and job title: Adam White, chartered landscape architect and President of the Landscape Institute.
Company name: Davies White Ltd.
Company website: www.davieswhite.co.uk
If you weren’t in the horticulture industry, what would you be doing?
Primary School Teacher.
Other than the UK, which country’s landscape inspires you the most?
The Garden Route in South Africa.
Favourite chocolate bar?
Wonka Bars (and I found a Golden Ticket!)
The one person in the industry you’d love to meet?
Sir David Attenborough.
One thing that you think would make the industry better?
Further collaboration across the landscape profession, including a joint international landscape award, with the same media profile as the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Best piece of trivia you know?
If we were to weigh all the ants in the world, they would weigh more than all the people.
What three things would you take to a desert island?
Bucket and spade to build sandcastles, and a volleyball to talk to!
What would you blow your budget on?
Another holiday to South Africa.
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Gary Barlow (it’d be a musical – I was in a 1990’s boyband for a brief period called mid-LM).
Your favourite joke?
What kind of flower grows on your face? Tulips.
Karaoke song of choice?
“I’m your man” 12-inch remix by Wham #CHOOSELIFE.
Pelargonium ‘Cola Bottles’.
For Halloween what is your horror movie of choice?
‘An Inconvenient Truth’ – by far the most terrifying film you will ever see!