Bernard Trainor is an Australian-born designer and founding principal and design director of Ground Studio Landscapes, based in Monterey, California. His projects have been featured in a wide range of books and publications and are the recipients of numerous awards. His previous book is Landprints.
"The book presents 12 design projects, each with an eloquent
narrative description, a plot plan, several photographs, and a page
(in the back of the book) of the project's details, including a
plant list...providing satisfying detail for interested
readers....Bernard Trainor's work could inspire a gardener to
explore new ways to link the landscape to the residence, and
changes that invite the rewards of spending more time in the
- Santa Cruz Sentinel
"The studio's work is impressive, [a]nd the monograph makes the work look effortless. Of course, we know it wasn't, and there was a rich design process behind each of the featured projects."
- The Dirt
"There's something to like in every project, and with colored plans, short descriptions, and plenty of photographs, there's plenty for both architects and landscape architects to enjoy. Landscape architects in particular should appreciate the project details at the back of the book, where Trainor generously lists the hardscape and plant materials used on each project."
- A Daily Dose of Architecture Books