About C3 Gardens

The concept for C3 Gardens was born five years ago on a visit to Southwest Florida. Tom Smith and Jack Barnwell, now partners in the business, were visiting the area with their wives when Tom suggested “You know Jack, with your design talent and my custom growing ability, we could really bring something special down here that is simply not being offered!”

The concept for C3 Gardens was born five years ago on a visit to Southwest Florida. Tom Smith and Jack Barnwell, now partners in the business, were visiting the area with their wives when Tom suggested “You know Jack, with your design talent and my custom growing ability, we could really bring something special down here that is simply not being offered!”

The spark ignited a wildfire of ambition, but patience and knowledge were going to be key to developing the C3 business model. Jack and Tom knew that in order to offer something new, they had to be certain their designs, with innovative new plant material and never before seen products could perform perfectly in Southwest Florida. Five years of plant, soil, and fertilizer trials gave them the confidence needed to officially launch C3 Gardens in 2015.

C3 Gardens offers innovative design for seasonal gardens in container collections and garden beds. Once designed, many of the plants are custom grown per property to achieve unmatched results. The plants are then installed by the C3 Gardens crew of specially trained gardeners, each personally trained by Jack Barnwell in the “art of gardening”. Once planted, each property is meticulously maintained according to a regular schedule of nutrient rich waterings, dead-heading and weeding duties, as well as pest management.

Every property is given personal attention and the highest level of service. Customer satisfaction is at the very heart of the C3 Gardens mission, every day, without exception.

C3 Gardens Principles

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Top Quality Plants

We take pride in having direct access to the top flower growing facility in the country. All of our Proven Winners plants are custom grown for Southwest Florida to perform like champions. We also source local tropicals, palms, and foliage plants from the finest nurseries in Southwest Florida.
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Top Quality Soils

Our soil mixes are custom blended, and integrated with slow release fertilizers to create the perfect moisture to oxygen ratio in the soil for optimal plant growth. The soil we use in our Exclusive Self-Watering containers is designed to wick moisture without "swamping" the plants because we know that happy plants = happy clients and happy plants live in healthy soils.
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Top Quality Fertilizers

Our professionally blended fertilizers are designed to pair with the naturally occurring nutrients and minerals present in our fresh water in Southwest Florida. We take water samples on a regular basis to ensure that our fertilizers are exactly what the plants need to perform just as they were bred to. We use slow release fertilizers and water soluble blends, applied appropriately and at the right times so the plants are using all of those nutrients and none are leached out or wasted.

C3 Gardens team

Jack Barnwell is an award winning garden designer, Author, and owner of C3 Gardens of Southwest
Tom Smith, Partner and Designer for C3 Gardens is also President of Four Star Greenhouse, Inc., a
Karen grew up in Idaho with a spirited love for the outdoors. She and her mother used to garden
Alexis is the crew/maintenance manager, designer & garden guru.
"We are thrilled with everything. The flowers look beautiful."
Brenda Rhinehart