A transformative garden is so much more than a decorated yard. It is a cohesive space that blends seamlessly with the architecture of the home. It tells the unique story of the land and of those who live there. It contains a spark of magic that beckons people to connect to it, explore and experience it. Such a space is authentic in its artistry by being so much more than the sum of its parts. It is a serene, nurturing place for life to happen. Building these gardens is our craft and our passion.
Jay Sifford, designer and writer
Working primarily in the Charlotte metro area, I especially enjoy designing unique woodland, Asian and contemporary gardens.
I am skilled at employing foliage of contrasting shapes, textures and colors to weave together a special place that brings forth positive emotions in those who spend time there. Artistry, magic and integrity are my goals as I approach each project.
I have pared the featured projects on my website down to twelve to keep things simple. If you would like to see additional projects, please visit my Houzz page: https://www.houzz.com/pro/siffordgd/__public
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Testimonials
37 Reviews
Genevieve McGlory
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2019

We are more than thrilled with the outcome of our front, side and back gardens. We approached Jay with a vague idea of what we wanted in the back garden, but his vision and final product blew our expe...Read More

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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2019

Jay and his team were exceptional. Jay's a talented artist; he puts real thought into his designs and is meticulous in his execution. He has an incredibly in-depth knowledge of plant life and thorough...Read More

Ring Stafford
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

I first became aware of Sifford Garden Design through the May 2018 issue of Southern Living. Steve Bender, the "Grumpy Gardener", had written an article about Jay and his garden in Charlotte, NC, and...Read More

Patrick London
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2018

We had been contemplating contacting a landscape designer for a long time. We were not impressed with what we were seeing locally. Then......We saw Jay's private landscape featured in the May 2018 e...Read More

msybanks1
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2018

Jay is a true artist! The final project exceeded expectations. His crew is hard working and professional. After meeting Jay, My husband told me “let Jay do what he wants and it will be great!” I di...Read More

Tracy Blando
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2018

Jay Sifford transformed a disjointed back yard and side yard into a beautiful cohesive space. We now have an amazing dry creek bed with shade plantings! Our back yard just glows! We love the new cu...Read More

Jim E
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2016

I have long been a do it yourself gardener but work demands made it difficult to make progress in our landscape endeavors. We needed someone with excellent design skills and a wide ranging plant know...Read More

Tricia Fisher
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2018

Jay transformed our front yard. We knew we wanted to change things up, but we did not have a vision. We knew from the moment we met Jay that he was special and gifted, so working with him was an easy ...Read More

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