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.
"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
"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
"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 garden."
- Santa Cruz Sentinel