Manhattan Penthouse Gardens J. MENDOZA GARDENS
J. MENDOZA GARDENS HAS CREATED EXCEPTIONAL GARDENS SINCE 1987. TRAINED AS A SCULPTOR, PRINCIPAL JEFF MENDOZA GUIDES A TEAM OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND HORTICULTURALISTS TO ARTFULLY MANIPULATE SPACE, VOLUME AND COLOR IN THE LANDSCAPE. HIS SOLUTIONS TO THE COMPLICATED PROBLEMS OF URBAN ROOFTOP GARDENING ARE ADMIRED FOR THEIR ORIGINALITY AND BEAUTY. JMG’S COUNTRY AND CITY GARDENS WITH THEIR INNOVATIVE DESIGNS, UNUSUAL PLANT COMBINATIONS, AND CAREFUL ATTENTION TO DETAIL, HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED INTERNATIONALLY IN NUMEROUS BOOKS AND MAGAZINES INCLUDING HOUSE & GARDEN, GARDEN DESIGN, HORTICULTURE AND THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. JMG PROVIDES A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES, FOR BOTH CORPORATE AND RESIDENTIAL CLIENTS, THAT INCLUDES GARDEN DESIGN, CONSULTATION, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE. Books: New York City Gardens, Betsy Pinnover Schiff, Hirmler Verlag, 2011 In Search of Paradise, Great Gardens of the World, Penelope Hobhouse, Francis Lincoln Limited, 2006 Gardens in Perspective, Jerry Harpur, Octopus Publishing Group, 2005 Small Space Gardens, David Stevens, HaperCollins, 2003 Roof Gardens, Balconies & Terraces. Stevens & Harpur, Rizzoli, 2002-3. Constructed Ground -The Millennium Garden Design Competition. Charles Waldheim, University of Illinois Press, 2001. The World of Garden Design. Susan Dooley, Chronicle Books 2000. Conran Octopus Contemporary Garden Design. David Stevens. “Case Study: Roof Terrace” Conran Octopus Limited, 2000. Hot Plants for Cool Climates. Susan A. Roth & Dennis Schrader, Houghton Miffin Co., 2000. Portfolio of Contemporary Gardens. Stephen Woodhams. Quadrille Publishing,1999. Spiritual Gardening. Peg Streep, Time Life Books, 1999. Gardens in the City, New York in Bloom. Pool & Schiff, Abrams, 1999. Roof Gardens, Balconies & Terraces. Stevens & Harpur, Rizzoli, 1997. Backyard Design. Jean Spiro Breskind. “Stylish Rooftop,” “Urban Woodland,” Little, Brown and Company, 1991. The City Gardener’s Handbook. Linda Yang. Random House,1990. Articles: “Grass In the City” Paul Malo. Exterieurs Design p.111-112, Jan. 2008 “The Poetic Landscape” Gerit Quealy. Array Magazine pp.18-20, May 2007 “Master Class” Melissa Ozawa. House & Garden p. 56-61, January 2006 “Living Outdoors” The New York Times, Homes Magazine Supplement p.26-27, July 2004 “Ground Rules”, Deborah Needleman. House & Garden p. 130, February 2003. “A Formal Invite”, Nigel Colburn, The Garden: Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, p. 942, December 2002. “Inspired Ideas for Outdoor Retreats”, Deborah Needleman. House & Garden pp. 95,100-1, March 2002. “Built to Suit”, Stephen Anderton. Horticulture Magazine, p.62,64, May 2001. “The Oasis Upstairs”, Marc Krystal. Dwell Magazine, pp.34-36, June 2001. “Planning for Three Dimensions”, Lucy Hardiman. Horticulture Magazine, p.56, July-August, 2000. “Show of Shows - The Tropical Garden”, Stephen Whitlock. Garden Design Magazine, p. 84 April, 2000. “Rooftop Gardener”, ‘W’ Magazine, p. 118, August 1999. “The Tropical Garden” The Garden Design Show, Garden Design, p. 2, Aug. / Sept. 1999 “Plants and Company, Styled to the Max”, Anne Raver. The New York Times, pg. F9, July 8, 1999.
“How Does Your Expertly Designed Garden Grow?”, Newsweek Magazine, pg. 8, June 7,1999. “SmartCity Bloom Burg”, Stephanie Saulmon. New York Magazine, pp 76-77, April 12,1999. “The Perfect Plan”, Mac Griswold. Garden Design Magazine pp. 60-69, May 1999. “Container Gardening”, Margaret Roach. Martha Stewart Living pp 208 -213, March 1999. “Sunlit Sonata”, Annabel Davis-Goff. House & Garden, pp.108 - 117, January 1999. “Around the Garden”, Sheridan Sansegundo. The East Hampton, Star p.22, June 4,1998
“The Same Design, Only More So”, Mac Griswold. The New York Times, April 9,1998. “Manhattan Is High On Roof Gardens” Mia Amato. San Francisco Examiner, Nov. 12, 1997. "Searching for Eden", Alliance Journal, Hort. Alliance of the Hampton, Vol.9,10,11, 1995-96. “Zen Palette”, Stephen Henry Madoff. Garden Design pp.40-41 Oct./ Nov. 1994. “How Does Your Garden Grow?”, Elvin McDonald. Womans Day Garden, Vol.111, #4 1992. Lectures: “Designing Roof & Terrace Gardens” Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation, New York, New York Feb. 18 , 2009 “Landscape Problems Large & Small” Metro Hort Group, New York, New York Jan. 7, 2008 “Garden Design Large & Small” The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA, November 9, 2004 “Rooftop and Terrace Garden Design” The Horticultural Society of New York, NY March 8, 2004 “A Critical Eye in the Garden: Design Solutions in Country & City Gardens” Association of Professional Landscape Designers Conference, New York, New York July 18, 2003 “Urban Rooftop Gardening” The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA April 29, 2003 “Clipped Shapes in the Garden” Metro Hort Group Members Showcase, New York, NY February 25, 2003 “Manhattan Rooftop Gardening: Tough & Tender Perennials” Perennial Conference, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA, Oct.18, 2002 “A Life in the Garden” Commencement Speaker for the Graduation Ceremony of the School of Professional Horticulture, Class of 2002, New York Botanical Garden, Mar. 1, 2002 “Rooftop and Terrace Design” The Horticultural Society of New York, NY Dec. 5, 2001 “Problems Solved in Urban and Country Gardens” Northwest Horticultural Society, Seattle, WA July 21, 2001 “Critical Thinking in the Landscape” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Mar. 27, 2001 “Critical Thinking in the Landscape” New York Botanical Garden, NY Jan. 10, 2001 “Tough Plants for Rooftops or Terraces” The Horticultural Society of New York, NY Dec. 14, 2000 “Rooftop and Terrace Design” The Horticultural Society of New York, NY Dec. 7, 2000 “The Manipulation of Form and Color in the Landscape” New York School of Interior Design, NYC, NY Oct. 1, 2000 “The Art and Practice of Garden Making” New York School of Interior Design, NYC, NY June 8, 2000 “Rooftops & Terraces” The Horticultural Society of New York, NYC, NY Sept.15, 1999 “An Unfinished Garden” The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois April 2, 1998 “Rooftop Garden Design: An Aesthetic and Technical Analysis” Metro Hort. Group, NY, NY Winter Workshop March 4, 1998 “An Unfinished Garden” New York Botanical Garden, Paley Lecture Series, Bronx, NY Jan. 8, 1998 "The Problems and Pleasures of Gardening" Wave Hill Horticultural Lecture Series, NY, NY Mar.1997 Competitions: Millennium Garden Design Competition, Chicago - Invited International Competition, 2nd place, October 25, 2000 Television: BBC, Homefront in The Garden - Series 4 “Vertigo” Spring 2001