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our history


We planted OUR roots and have been established in the Northern Nevada area since 1928, We have 4 generations in the retail nursery and landscaping business, Lets us introduce ourselves, Lorrie Sanders "3rd generation" and son CJ Sanders "4th generation"

Lorrie and her son Cj have a deep passion for landscaping & design, bringing the beauty of plant life to everyone's yard with bursts of color. Over 30 years ago Lorrie created "The Garden Cart," it was a car trailer built as a portable garden cart. With only 500 bucks and a car trailer handed down from her father "2nd generation," that's all she needed to start running her business. Back in 1988 after picking the kids up from school she would drive thru the neighborhoods and sell colorful annuals and vegetables to everyone in the neighborhood. The Garden Cart was exactly the same concept as an ice cream truck. Cj loved ringing the brass bell that was mounted to the garden cart, with a loud ringing of the bell, people would come out of their houses and buy their flowers.  

About us

Cj Sanders


Creative Gardens is a full service design and landscaping firm based out of Sparks, NV, specializing in custom landscaping & outdoor living spaces. Owner, Cj Sanders, is a young entrepreneur who continues to make a name for himself in the design and landscaping world. Cj’s design, ingenuity and his team of talented craftsmen at Creative Gardens have been recognized for their cutting edge work, most recently being published in Basalite's regional hardscape product catalog.

With an individualized approach to each project, Cj is known for his unique flare & ability to create beautiful outdoor living spaces that are custom to each client. Our team can guide you through every step of the design & landscape process. Our passion for design, combined with our talent, allows us to bridge the gap between your imagination and reality. Let our team at Creative Gardens help bring your dream to life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you licensed and insured?

Creative Gardens is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We hold 2 classification of licenses through the Nevada State Contractors board #78902 & #80178

How long will the job take?

This question is asked a lot, however every job is different. From small backyard renovations to large outdoor living spaces, we will always guarantee you that when one of our skilled landscape crews arrive at your house for the first day of construction, we are there every day until your total project is fully completed.  

What kind of landscaping do you do?

Anything from small backyard gardens to large elaborate outdoor living spaces. We love getting Creative and coming up with new designs for outdoor fire pits, water features, landscape lighting and other hardscape elements. Lets us create that warm comfy feeling of having your very own outdoor oasis.