From season to season the gardens of the Historic Thomas Center provide a cool oasis to escape summer’s heat as well as sunny areas to escape winter’s chill. Varied plantings herald the change of the seasons. Colorful camellias brighten our mid-winter followed by the blooming azaleas of early spring. Next come the dogwoods of late spring with their white blossoms. Finally, beautiful roses, a most-loved flower, usher us into summer. Throughout the gardens, ferns and palms provide a greenery backdrop to majestic live oak and magnolia trees.

The gardens were designed as an extension of the Thomas Center buildings rehabilitation begun in 1974. In 1978 following the buildings’ restoration, Thomas Feiber, of the Blitch, Davis & Feiber landscape architecture firm, designed a restoration plan which retains the gardens’ historic cultural landscape but allows for present-day uses and conditions.

Explore the Historic Thomas Center’s gardens on the virtual tour at the Thomas Center Associates website:

Garden Gallery