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Garden Design, Landscape Design, Rooftop Garden Design, and Installation

For over thirty 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. We have our own crew or are happy to work with your team.

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens has designed and installed both residential and commercial gardens for many notable clients including Maker’s Mark Distillery, Castle & Key Distillery, Jerry & Linda Bruckheimer, Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, and the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion amongst others.


“Whether you have a rooftop or balcony in the city, a small backyard in the suburbs, or 100 acres in the country,” Jon explains, “its that small space right outside the back door that everyone uses most.”

Design Projects

We try to see everything we can as long as time allows and generally focus on working in the general vicinity of Louisville, Lexington and local areas. Since we are able to work on only so many projects per year, please fill out our Project Inquiry Form below and upload any images of the areas you are requesting consulting on.

Garden Story Production

Editors and producers of America’s favorite garden publications, and home and garden programming agree; and look to Jon as a constant source of inspiring ideas for readers with diverse backyard challenges.

Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens regularly consults with national garden and lifestyle publications, contributing to more than 200 feature stories throughout his career. His garden designs and editorials have been featured repeatedly in the following national and local (Kentucky) publications including Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Gardens, Country Living, Flower Magazine, Garden & Gun, Garden Design, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Metropolitan Home, Organic Gardening, Renovation Style, Southern Living, Town & Country, Edible Louisville, Keeneland, Sophisticated Living, Story, The Bourbon Review and Tops in Lexington.


Jon Carloftis’ television career includes appearances on The Carson Kressley Sirius SM show, The Style Channel; The Home and Garden (HGTV) Channel (The Secret Gardens of New York); ABC’s Good Morning, America; and Martha Stewart.  In 2004 / 2005, Jon was selected by HGTV as a member of HGTV’s Trend Advisory Board designed to direct their future programming. Jon appears regularly on local (Kentucky) NPR programming.

Project Inquiry Form

We love to hear about your project. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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