CF | GARDENS DESIGNS, INSTALLS & MAINTAINS

GARDENS OF BEAUTY & MEANING

THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY.

CF | GARDENS specializes in rooftop, terrace and backyard garden design in New York City and the metro area. We offer a full range of creative services, from design and installation to long-term maintenance. Known for our unique approach to client relationship building and community awareness, our company integrates an ethic of generosity with an aesthetic of high-quality horticulture. In particular, our work blends sturdy ecological and social principles with a passion for innovative plantings and sophisticated design.

Afternoon summer sun on a Central Park West balcony.

Afternoon summer sun on a Central Park West balcony.

Shaded backyard ledge on the Upper West Side.

Shaded backyard ledge on the Upper West Side.

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Our MISSION at CF | GARDENS is to create gardens of beauty and meaning for the clients we serve. Through horticulture and design, we craft spaces that help people feel more intimately connected with themselves, their communities, and the world around them. 

Sunny perennials for a suburban patio garden.

Sunny perennials for a suburban patio garden.

Creating important habitat for pollinators.

Creating important habitat for pollinators.

 

COMPASSION

At CF | GARDENS, we create spaces that both relax and inspire our clients. Our designs are carried out with the specific intent of giving people the respite they deserve and the rejuvenation they need.

Starting from a place of compassion, a garden is an opportunity for us to connect with and contribute to the world around us. In both intent and action, we live up to this value. CF | GARDENS engages in socially and environmentally responsible plant selection and horticultural practices, partners with the most respected nurseries in the region, and actively gives back to the community through established charitable relationships and everyday hiring and management practices.

STYLE

The aesthetic at CF | GARDENS is rooted in relationship. We study the interplay between opposites - light and dark, mystery and revelation, science and art - and make gardens out of our findings. 

The style we promote is born of active imagination and a living consciousness. We encourage and invite our clients to participate in this way of thinking, to allow themselves the gift not only of a garden but of an opportunity to see the world differently.

Style, above all, is one of those inexplicable ideals like love, or faith. It's hard to pin down, and even harder to define. It's possible, however, to nurture, and easy to identify. We seek it out in our clients, we cultivate it in ourselves, and we express it in our gardens.

CREATIVITY

Creativity is the buoyant energy that brings a garden to life. Combined with information and experience, creativity can transform a space into something truly remarkable. At CF | GARDENS, we specialize in precisely this experience.

It starts with a simple question: What do we want to feel when we interact with our garden? From there, what patterns, materials, plants and forms can we bring to the table? And finally, how will we materialize our vision, bringing ideas to life? It takes a depth and breadth of imagination, along with some savviness and patience, to guide a garden from seed to maturity.  

Snakeplant as part of a healing indoor plantscape.

Snakeplant as part of a healing indoor plantscape.

A Japanese maple overlooking lower Manhattan from a 2016 Chelsea rooftop installation.

A Japanese maple overlooking lower Manhattan from a 2016 Chelsea rooftop installation.

Combining formality with a casual touch on a rooftop respite.

Combining formality with a casual touch on a rooftop respite.

Morning glories climbing up the front stairs of a Harlem brownstone.

Morning glories climbing up the front stairs of a Harlem brownstone.