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New Products

The Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Candle Collection

We are excited to introduce a whole new line of candles, inspired by the homes I’ve lived in and the cocktails I love to mix for my closest of friends. Each candle is lovingly crafted right here in Kentucky and are available now at our online shop or at our store, Rockcastle River Trading Co.

Home Collection
Drinks Candle Collection

From the Blog

A Glorious Weekend at the Rockcastle River Trading Co. 2018 Spring Open House

Thank you to all who visited us at the Rockcastle River Trading Co. Spring Open House on Mothers Day weekend. It was one of the most…

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Jon Carloftis on the steps of the garden shed at Botherum

On the Porch with Jon Carloftis | Traditional Home Magazine

An interview with Clara Haneberg for Traditional Home Magazine On a warm summer day, you can find me: Working on somebody’s garden or in my own…

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We’ve been selected as an honoree for the 2018 Salonniere 100!

The Salonniere 100 recognizes America’s 100 best party hosts—those who entertain with unparalleled flair Time to celebrate! (and you know we do it right...) We…

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5 Great Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Space | Chevy Chaser Magazine | March 2018

While lush with plantings during warm weather months, the garden at Botherum – the historic Lexington home of landscape designer Jon Carloftis, pictured here –illustrates…

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Magnificent Mantels | Kentucky Monthly Magazine – Dec/Jan 2017

We welcomed Abby Laub of Kentucky Monthly at Botherum to give their readers our tips on dressing up their mantels for the holidays. With a simple…

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Magnolia, Leaves Bigger Than Your Head | Garden Design Magazine – Autumn 2017

I Love This Plant MAGNOLIA MACROPHYLLA Leaves Bigger Than Your Head By Jon Carloftis, Principal Designer at Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens Iin Lexington, Kentucky, as told to…

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Creative Lexington Snapshot Bio

Creative Lexington Snapshot Bio

Bryan Mullins over at Creative Lexington recently released one of his "Snapshot Bios" of yours truly, which you can view by clicking the image above.…

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