About Us

One of my earliest memories, is of my father working the land in the coffee fields of my native homeland, Colombia. I still recall the smells of the cut grasses and the sweet beans. My passion for plants, and my desire to create and build gardens, is a direct result of these memories.

BERNARDO LOPEZ GARDEN DESIGN is a design-build firm that prides itself on creating well-crafted, beautiful and sustainable gardens. We listen, look and interpret. We are committed to creating outdoor spaces that are specific to our client’s needs, desire, and budget. It is our conviction that gardens be ecologically sound, when appropriate, and we will work to educate and implement drought tolerant landscapes. As part of the sustainable philosophy, I strive to include vegetables and fruit trees as part of the gardens I design. To ensure that your garden flourishes year round, we provide long-term maintenance programs.

BERNARDO LOPEZ GARDEN DESIGN is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).




Bernardo, the garden is absolutely wonderful — I love everything about it, and honestly think it’s one of the most beautiful gardens I’ve seen anywhere. The use of space is masterful, the change in levels makes it feel so much bigger, and there are so many fine places to hang out. The variation in texture and color and mood is amazing in such a small space, and it’s a pleasure to garden in. We’re very grateful to you for your beautiful design, careful execution and attention to details.  So, thank you.
~Michael Pollan


“My garden fills me with delight.  I knew when I saw Bernardo’s website that we shared an aesthetic that would translate well into my future garden.  His unique contemporary vision incorporating steel, wood, succulents, urban farming in raised beds, and abundant fruit trees makes for a dynamic and sustainable garden that has become the envy of everyone who sees it.”
~Elizabeth Haberlin


“Bernardo is truly an artist. He turned our small front yard into a gorgeous tropical paradise, with an attention to color, texture, shape, and smell that gives us great pleasure every single day.”
~Helen Stoltzfus and Albert Greenberg


“Bernardo is a landscape designer with the eye of an artist. He succeeded in creating a sense of fluidity to our outdoor area, making it infinitely more inviting, visually appealing, and an enjoyable space to experience. We recommend Bernardo highly and are confident that whatever outdoor spaces he designs will not only be beautiful, but will also beckon you to spend time there, creating a welcome continuum of indoor-outdoor living.”
~David and Elisse Gabriel


“Bernardo made the experience very easy and enjoyable. He is reliable, communicative and has an excellent crew. The process was painless and now we have the backyard that we always wanted.”
~Elizabeth A. Sautter


“When we moved to this house the garden was the worst thing about it. Bernardo turned the worst feature into the best part of our house. In addition to being easy to work with, he stayed within our budget.”
~Dr. Stephen Santucci