Located on South Congress, just 2 miles south of downtown Austin, we are by definition an urban garden center. However, with 2 acres of majestic Oak Trees, a serene waterfall, a gigantic wind chime, and a tropical greenhouse The Great Outdoors is a bucolic destination garden center.
We carry a wide selection of native and adapted plants suitable for Central Texas gardens. Our inventory includes seasonal vegetables, perennials, cacti and succulent, indoor plants, palm trees shrubs, water plants, vines, roses, fruit trees, and more.
But, we aren’t just about plants here at The Great Outdoors. We are a full-scale garden center.
The Gift Shop features a wide assortment of wind chimes from Music of The Spheres, contemporary rain gauges, cards, classic bird feeders, handmade pottery, garden inspired art, a wide selection of garden inspired books (everything from beautiful coffee table books to how-to guides).
The Tropical Greenhouse includes 3,000 sq ft. of both common and rare indoor plants.
The Tool and Seed Room is stocked with the most tried and true brands of tools and growing accessories (everything from Felco pruners to drip irrigation systems) as well as full line of seasonal seeds (including vegetables, wild flowers and more).
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