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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42 Reviews
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2019

I specifically was looking for a garden designer, not a landscaper, to “fix my backyard”. I wanted to find someone creative and would pay attention to the details. Jay was the perfect choice. The i...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

A beautiful, magical and whimsical design by Jay and his team - we so much appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.Read More

Hugh Hudson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

We requested that Jay create a natural, maintenance-free yard and he and his crew did a great job. His idea was to create a sweep of plants that would take eyes to the front door. The yard is very m...Read More

Barb Rein
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2019

I strongly recommend Jay Sifford Design to anyone seeking a landscape designer. He created and implemented an amazing transformation of my outdoor spaces while seeking my input at every step. His know...Read More

Angela Arno
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Mar 2019

Jay and his team have done an amazing job landscaping our property after construction of our home and pool. We knew of his work from friends whose garden we love, and who recommended him to us. He is ...Read More

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

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

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