The Gardens of Third Street South
The Gardens of Third Street South, a member of the American Public Gardens Association, are an integral part of the pleasure that we hope being here brings to you. Similar to the famous nationally listed and ranked Villages Fleuri in so many towns in France, the Third Street South gardens are an intrinsic part of the architecture and atmosphere. Designed and tended by Jim Bixler, the excellent Third Street South horticulturist, the lush plants and colorful pots are part of every view. In over 200 European ceramic or zinc containers, and over 60 hanging baskets as well as bed upon bed of additional plantings, the colorful and lush landscape brings joy to the senses.
Horticulturally diverse and regularly changing, the horticultural staff strive for excellence and maintain the gardens of Third Street South on a daily basis. You will see them. Great care is given to each and every plant. Organic methods are used to maintain a pest-free environment creating a safer atmosphere for visitors and their pets.
Take time to stroll the streets and alley-ways. Sit in the courtyards and enjoy the soft sounds of the many fountains. People watch, or have a quiet conversation, a spirited debate, or bring a book, paper, or laptop. Don’t forget your pet. The gardens of Third Street South await you all.
From time to time, there will be articles on some aspect of the gardens that we hope will capture your interest; and in the meantime, we hope that you enjoy all the gardens of Third Street South soon and often.