Jon Carloftis Fine GardensRockcastle River Trading Co.

Rooftop Garden/Landscape Design,
Installation & Maintenance

For over twenty years, Jon Carloftis™ Fine Gardens has designed and installed beautiful and functional, residential and commercial outdoor living spaces.  For larger projects, we follow an easy and effective five (5) step design and installation process.  We provide general contracting services to coordinate services from our staff garden/landscape experts, to the finest local irrigation experts, brick and stonemasons, plumbers, electricians, and carpenters. To ensure the beauty and wellbeing of your garden, we also provide a maintenance and seasonal planting program once your garden is installed.  Maintenance services are currently available in Kentucky and New York City. 

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens residential and commercial gardens were designed and installed for many notable clients including Jerry & Linda Bruckheimer, Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, L. V. Harkness & Company amongst others.

Residential client list

Lewis & Diane Van Amerongen
Helen Alexander
Elizabeth Baker
Nancy Barron
Tom Wynne & Mary Margaret Bell
Jeremy & Friederike Biggs
Bebe Bleakley
Jerry & Linda Bruckheimer
Ceci & Dale Conway
Samayla Deutch
Paul & Viki Diaz
Judy Dunne
Bill & Ursie Fairbairn
Lawrence Golub & Karen Finerman
George & Marylee Fischer
Darryl Flanel
Steven & Lynne Foote
David Ford
Elisabeth Goth
Bob Hanley
Jim Hedges
Joanne HIlliard
Historic Botherum
Tom & Jane Hoffman
Bill & Connie Jenkins
Brereton & Libby Jones
Raphael Joory
DB & Alicia Kazee
Joe Craft & Kelly Knight
Jane Lauder
Paul Levinsohn
David Lewis
Debbie Long
Michael & DD Matz
John & Carlyn McCaffrey
Julianne Moore
Steve Murphy
Ann Nitze
Mark & Helen Norman
Edward Norton
Lynn & Jessica Parrish
Christopher Radko
Sam Rechter
Christina Reik
Nancy Clark Rutter
Tom & Jorden Saunders
Dana Schiff
Eugene & Barbara Schwartz
Pat & David Shearer
Matt & Fran Thornton
Kathy Volstad

In 2009, Jon Carloftis partnered with 21C Museum/Hotel to design and install a rooftop garden atop their maiden Louisville hotel.  Conde Nast awarded their efforts as Louisville’s 21C Museum Hotel was named best hotel in the United States in 2009 (#6 in the world).  Look for their future collaboration in the current construction of a 21C Museum/Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Other notable commercial gardens include the following sample list:

Samples from our residential clients’ projects




Commerical client list

21C Museum / Hotel (Bentonville, AR) - Consult
21C Museum / Hotel (Cincinnati, OH)
21C Museum / Hotel (Louisville, KY)
Apiary Catering
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
Belgravia Court Association
Berea Welcome Center
Bittners
Blair House
Cumberland College President's Residence
Curtis Institute of Music
Eastern Kentucky University
Google (New York)
Dudley's on Short
Jim Beam Distilleries
Kentucky Capital Building Rose Garden
Kentucky Governor's Mansion
L. V. Harkness & Company
Maker's Mark Distilleries
Mix on Vine
Mount Brilliant Farm
Nancy Barron & Associates
New York Genome Center
New York University President's Residence
Rockcastle Regional Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital (London, KY)
University of Kentucky Arboretum
University of Kentucky Art Museum

Samples from our commercial clients’ projects

Process and Proposals

To learn more about our design, installation, and maintenance process, click here for a Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Garden Project Proposal