Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bernard Trainor garden preview

I'm so excited we get to tour a garden by one of my favorite designers - Bernard Trainor. This garden, featured in an issue of Pacific Horticulture (an excellent garden journal - if you've not heard of Pacific Hort, please check it out) was designed to embrace the California ideal of indoor-outdoor living.

Bernard Trainor excels at creating a fluidity between interior and exterior spaces. The arbor, walls and paving in the garden create the architectural bones and provide an excellent stage for the plantings.

The plantings were selected from several mediterranean climates and adapt well to our dry California summers.

If you would like to read more about how this wonderful garden came to be, please check out this Pac Hort article, written by the garden owner, Andrea Testa-Vought - The Secret is Finding the Right Garden Designer.  Photo credits: Andrea Testa-Vought.

And again, don't forget you can register for the San Francisco Garden Blogger's Fling here and get to see this gorgeous garden in person!


  1. I can't wait to see this one. Thanks for getting us into a Bernard Trainor garden!

  2. I have never heard of Bernard Trainor but I am very keen to see this sort of garden as it is so different to mine and the ones I normally visit. I suspect an ice cream will be needed after the visit!

  3. This is my dream garden style. Can't wait!

  4. Greetings from the Mediterraneum, Majorca in Spain! This gardening desing is so similar to what you find here, but is so far away! Tat is one of the interesting factor of the mediteranean climate. Very nice.


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