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.

Orchid Room and Gift Shop
The Orchid Room is filled with beautiful orchids, Tillandsias (Air Plants), terrarium bowls domes, handcrafted pre-potted terrariums and the components you need to create your own terrariums.

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).

Greenhouse and orchid room
The Tropical Greenhouse includes 3,000 sq ft. of both common and rare indoor plants.
Tool shed x 3
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).

Click on the links below to discover more about The Great Outdoors and what you’ll discover  in our garden center.