September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden Design Presentation & Book Signing Hosted by Walker Zanger Showroom
Kentucky native Jon Carloftis is a great American gardener. His 30-year career began in New York City where he pioneered rooftop/small space gardening.
He has installed rooftop gardens all over Manhattan for a client list that includes Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, Mike Myers and Google. His approach is very simple as he works with the interior of the space to pull the same feeling outdoors for a seamless connection. From traditional to modern, all of his gardens are built for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors through good design and knowledge of plants.
The next chapter for Jon is unfolding back home in Kentucky where his ongoing projects include the Maker’s Mark Distillery renovation, Governor’s Mansion gardens, Eastern Kentucky University and the University of the Cumberlands main gardens, as well as horse farms and roof gardens in Louisville and Lexington.
Jon has authored two books: Kentucky Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country as well as Beyond the Windowsill.