About Us

BernardoLATITUDE 37° LANDSCAPE + DESIGN is a design-build firm founded by designer Bernardo Lopez that prides itself on creating well-crafted and sustainable gardens. We specialize in beautiful design and custom solutions. 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 our sustainable philosophy, we strive to include vegetables and fruit trees as part of the gardens we design.

To ensure that your garden flourishes year round, we provide long-term maintenance programs. In addition to our design and installation work, we can provide consultation on design, implementation, materials and resources to help you achieve your vision.

In 2018, Bernardo Lopez Landscape Design changed its name to Latitude 37° Landscape + Design. Bernardo Lopez is a passionate and engaging speaker on the subject of landscape + design.  Clients include Merritt College, Design With Reach and Association for Professional Landscapers. Please contact us to learn more about our services and speaker availability.

 

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PROTECTING THE LAND + WATER

We choose the highest quality plants and materials to create beautiful, sustainable gardens, employing techniques that encourage preservation and enhancement of the land and water table. Here are just some of the elements that make our design eco-conscious:

  • Drought-tolerant plants, natives, South African plants (similar climate to the Bay Area) where appropriate
  • Farmed hardwoods
  • Growing organic food, integrating architecture and agriculture
  • Harvesting rain water
  • High quality materials
  • Highly efficient irrigation systems with rain and moisture sensors
  • Permeable materials like decomposed granite, permeable pavers and grout-less design to protect and optimize the water table
  • Recycled materials (combining the new  + old to create a modern classic design)
  • Sustainable and abundant materials
  • Synthetic lawns
  • Water-wise landscapes

 

LATITUDE 37° LANDSCAPE + DESIGN is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).

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INSPIRATION + EDUCATION

RECOMMENDED READING
  • Barragan: The Complete Works (Princeton Press)
  • The Donnell and Eckbo Gardens: Modern California Masterworks (Marc Treib)
  • The Essential Garden Book (Terrence Conran and Dan Pearson)
  • Golden Gate Gardening (Pam Peirce)
  • Mirrors of Paradise: The Gardens of Fernando Caruncho (Guy Cooper and Gordon Taylor)
  • Mockel’s Desert Flower Notebook (Henry R. & Beverly Mockel)
  • Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California (Pamela Burton & Marie Botnick)
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