10 Gardening Stores for the Green Thumb
Whether you have a green thumb or find it a challenge to keep even the most hardy house plant alive, there’s something about a plant that makes a house feel like home. This spring, peruse these nurseries for all of your gardening needs. Exotic finds, pottery from across the globe, and even some cheeky home décor gifts can be found at these Austin gardening stores.
The Natural Gardener
8648 Old Bee Caves Rd | Website
Charming and welcoming, this organic nursery offers a variety of planting supplies as well as things needed to start butterfly and herb gardens.
Red Barn Garden Center
12881 Pond Springs Rd | Website
Established in 1978, this expansive nursery covers three acres and has everything from trees and flowers to seeds and landscaping supplies.
The Great Outdoors Nursery
2730 South Congress Ave | Website
Just two miles south of downtown Austin, The Great Outdoors Nursery is a full-scale urban garden center with two acres of majestic oaks, a waterfall, a tropical greenhouse, and a gigantic wind chime, as well as monthly workshops to attend.
Barton Springs Nursery
3601 Bee Caves Rd | Website
What sets this nursery apart is the fact that they grow many of their plants themselves from locally-collected seeds and cuttings. Vietnamese pottery can be found for purchase throughout the store, and a gift shop offers unique presents and uncommon objects.
It’s About Thyme
11726 Manchaca Rd | Website
This full service nursery is extremely involved in the community. Students from Crockett High School get to work on a variety of projects every Tuesday and Thursday at the nursery, which also donates fresh veggies to some of Austin’s food banks.
Shoal Creek Nursery
2710 Hancock Dr | Website
Locally owned and operated, Shoal Creek Nursery is situated on 1.5 acres in central Austin, offering high-quailty plants, imported pottery, water features, gardening supplies, and gifts.
Miguel’s Gallery & Garden
5209 Burnet Rd | Website
Miguel’s Gallery & Garden has the largest variety of Asian and Mexican pottery in Austin, as well as a carefully selected array of Central Texas hardy plants.
Tillery Street Plant Company (East Austin Succulents)
801 Tillery St | Website
Sharing a lot with East Austin Succulents, this nursery has an extensive collection of eclectic pottery and gift items alongside their wide selection of plants, soils, composts, mulches.
The Fox Den
1105 Chicon St | Website
Exotic plants, home goods, and the occasional rack of vintage clothing makes this plants and lifestyle store stand out among its Austin competitors.
906 E 5th St | Website
This unique succulent store features tons of pre-potted cacti as well as a DIY succulent bar where you can pot your own. Perfect for gifting!
Add a little touch of green to your interior décor or exterior landscaping with the help of these Austin garden stores, or attend a workshop or two and become more familiar with the native Texas plants you see around the city daily!