Jay Gardens is full-service gardening company located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We are Green-Crusaders with a passion for plants, spreading botanical beauty across the gray urban landscape. We are artists and your yard is our canvas. We paint with plants and gardens are our masterpieces.
JAY (Designer / Gardener)
Jay founded Jay Gardens in 2004 and has cultivated it into a versatile, eco-green company specializing in the creation and maintenance of both eye-catching flowering gardens and tranquil urban oases; verdant eco-lawns; and productive kitchen gardens.
Jay’s earliest gardening memory goes back to burying fish heads with his mother in their family vegetable garden and marveling at how plants grew from the fertilized soil. His passion for gardening grew over the years, and decades later, Jay is still getting his hands dirty designing and caring for gardens all across the city (and yes, still helping his mom with her garden). He also keeps a weekend garden in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
In 2014, Jay was brought on as Head Gardener at the Voelker Orth Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Gardens in Flushing Queens, where he is modernizing the overall design of the garden while retaining the Victorian feel of this home, built in 1891.
His other interests include traditional healthy eating (based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price), photography, birds, travel, and spending time with his partner and their two sons.
SCOTT (Gardener / Carpenter)
Scott joined the Jay Gardens team in the spring of 2014. He has a special interest is sustainable gardens, and eco-friendly lawns. He's a jack-of-all trades and is equally comfortable wielding the mighty circular saw as he is planting a delicate pansy.
RED (Tree Maintenance / Gardener)