• Welcome to The Great Outdoors

    Welcome to The Great Outdoors

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    Monstera adansonii

  • The Great Outdoors Succulent Tent

    The Great Outdoors Succulent Tent

  • The Great Outdoors Cacti

    The Great Outdoors Cacti

  • The Great Outdoors Seeds

    The Great Outdoors Seeds

  • The Great Outdoors Pottery Deck

    The Great Outdoors Pottery Deck

  • The Great Outdoors Roses

    The Great Outdoors Roses

  • The Great Outdoors Waterfall

    The Great Outdoors Waterfall

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    String of Hearts

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    Blue Glow Agave

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A GARDEN STORE AND SO MUCH MORE

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. We carry a wide selection of native and adapted plants suitable for Central Texas gardens and homes. Our inventory includes seasonal vegetables, perennials, cacti and succulent, indoor plants, palm trees, shrubs, water plants, vines, roses, fruit trees, and more.

We aren’t just about plants here at The Great Outdoors. We are a full-scale garden center. We carry a wide variety of soils specifically crafted for certain plants. We also carry fertilizers, insect management solutions, disease control options and specific plant foods.

You also get us! With our extensive plant knowledge and hands on landscaping experience that we can lend to your gardening project, big or small. We'll also send you on your way knowing exactly how to care for your new plant! We also have a team of loaders who will carry heavy items, bring your soil to your car, and help you get that impossible plant to fit in your vehicle for a safe ride home!

Learn more about our rooms & programs.

Hours:

Monday - Saturday 9 am to 6 pm - Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.

Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, January 1st, and January 6-8 (to take inventory).

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What's happening

See this months events and workshops!

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Fairy Garden Workshop

  • 1st Saturday every month 11:00am. Our Fairy Garden expert will lead you in creating your own Fairy Garden. Adults and Children welcome.
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The Great Outdoors Garden Party

Garden Party

  • 2nd Saturday of every month fun for the whole family!
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Want to hear more from TGO??

Just scroll down to the Newsletter section🔻 We have archived all of our past editions. Check out our videos with the amazing Mark Gibbs! Each is full of helpful information and years of expertise.

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Our Services

While we know the importance of starting a garden with a well-designed plan, we also value the Do-it-Yourself mind set. With this in mind, we offer three design services (Garden Coach, Plan and Plant, and Off-Site Consultations), delivery, and special orders to help you achieve a great garden.

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Our Nursery

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. Learn More

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