The Great Outdoors
The greenest little spot in Austin, the Great Outdoors Garden Center is a favorite destination for locals, visitors, professionals and beginners. Tucked under one of the largest live oaks in Central Texas, the nursery is home to an eclectic collection of colorful plants and people, pottery and garden art, tools, seeds, books and gifts. The cast of characters includes plant-passionate experts on hardy perennials, succulents, trees, tropicals, annuals, veggies, soils and supplements for the Austin garden.
We understand that your outdoor space is a complex living system that requires more than just water and fertilizer to survive our challenging Austin soils and climate. Our goal is to provide the right plants and knowledge for your unique garden environment, and to take the time to make sure your visit is pleasant, fruitful, educational, and fun. Grab a drink upstairs at the coffee shop, visit the parrots in the gift shop, or just head straight to “Austin’s Biggest Wind-Chime” for some Zen tones! If you have little ones, we have free food to feed the fish (say that 3 times haha) in our giant waterfall.
We host many annual events including pottery sales, guest speakers, gardening demonstrations, live music, and so much more.