Jardin was trained at the Académie Royale d'Architecture in Paris and lived from 1740 in Rome, where developed around this time of classicism. 1754 he was appointed by Frederick V at the Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. In the following 15 years, he coined the style of all major new buildings in Denmark. His most important pupil and successor at the Academy was Caspar Frederik Harsdorff.
- Bernstorff Castle, Gentofte
- Marienlyst Castle, Helsingør
- The Yellow Palace ( Det Gule Palæ ), Copenhagen
- Park at Fredensborg Palace