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Bernard Trainor + Associates

Bernard Trainor + Associates

This past weekend the Pacific Horticulture Society and The Association of Professional Landscape Designers held an event at the Tree People headquarters at Coldwater Canyon park on Mulholland Dr. right above the foothills of Beverly Hills.  http://www.treepeople.org/  The event was to bring together Landscape Professionals from Southern California to share ideas and hear professional speakers talk specifically about regional design. Randy Baldwin is the General Manager of San Marcos Growers and spoke specifically about new plants from Australia that will be introduced into the states in the coming years. He has vast knowledge of plants and the cultivation of new varieties. Carol Bornstein is the Director of the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. and spoke about landscape design in Southern California. She shared information on landscapes both large and small. Lastly, the head speaker was Bernard Trainor, http://bernardtrainor.com/  a world renowned Landscape Architect working out of Carmel, California. His knowledge of design and the importance he places on the relationship between site, place and people was insightful and a reminder of my days at the Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture Department. It was a privlage to get to some insight into his vast knowledge and to pick his brain personally. Their was a social event afterwards with cocktails and dinner which allowed more ideas to be shared through the night. The next day a small group along with Bernard and Carol took a hike at Coldwater Canyon Park and ended with an intensive conversation about design once agian. APLD and the Pacific Horticulture Society put on a great event in conjuntion with the Tree People Association and we hope to continue to build the APLD brand and always cultivate great relationships with the design community.

Bernard Trainor + Associates

Bernard Trainor + Associates

 

 

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

 

 

Bernard Trainor

Bernard Trainor

 

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

Land and Sky

 

post hike discussion

post hike discussion

 

On October 14, 2013 we were invited to be part of a panel presentation and discussion on ‘Contemporary Trends in Landscape Design” at the San Diego chapter of the Horticulture Society. To advertise the event we were featured in the newsletter of the Horticulture Society along with fellow designers Kendra Berger and Kate Wiseman.  The event was part of an annual speaker series usually concentrating on plant topics. This year was different and design topics were the focus, particularly; contemporary trends in landscape design, over arching trends in landscape design and trending plants in landscape design. After all three speakers spoke a discussion panel began and a healthy design dialogue commenced.

 

A big crowd was on hand to discuss plants and design at the San Diego County Fair grounds and a lot of very relevant information was shared amongst professionals and amateurs alike. We hope we can get invited again to share new and interesting topics on design with those who are willing to listen next year and for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego Horticulture Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a building crowd

a building crowd

 

Cardiff Elementary Native Garden

Cardiff Elementary Native Garden

 

 

Recently Falling Waters took part in the renovation of the California Native Garden at Cardiff Elementary. The Garden was in need of some tender loving care after some time of neglect. We stepped up and took the reigns for the projcet. Moosa Creek Nursery was amazing in supplying our native plants and even donated many varieties of plants.  The children will, during the course of the year have classes that take them to the garden to learn about Native california plants along with being taught the process of pollination and get to experience the wild animals and insects that will inhabit the space throughout the year. We took delight in knowing we could contribute to the learning environment of all of the little youngsters. We feel honored to have taken part in such a neat project and for the organization and school to have honored us as well.

 

 

Cardiff, CA

Cardiff, CA

 

 

 

Moosa Creek contribution

Moosa Creek contribution

 

 

 

Cardiff, CA

Cardiff, CA

 

Go wild

Go wild

 

 

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