PLEASE READ:

We are OPEN! Our store hours are 9 AM to 5 PM on Sunday-Thursday and 9 AM to 6 PM on Friday and Saturday! We are so happy to welcome you back into the nursery and we appreciate all your patience in advance.

We also have some new shopping guidelines:

  • 2 people per car.
  • Face coverings or masks are required.
  • Always follow directional Yellow Arrows.
  • Please do not walk opposite of the Yellow Arrows.
  • Social distancing of 6 ft required.
  • Please attend children at all times.
  • No Restroom access.
  • Credit & Debit cars only, no Cash.

We want the safest possible environment for our guests and our staff. This is all temporary as we continue to work towards normalcy and re-opening. We are very understaffed so we ask that you please remain patient with us. We will help you in any way we can. We will not be offering the following normal services :

  • No Potting Service

  • No drilling for pots not purchased here (Pots purchased in-store are still eligible for free pot drilling!)

Here for online pick-up? Please park in the upper receiving area between Habana and the former Sage Cafe. We will bring your order to your vehicle. (Remember, your online pick-up order is not ready until you receive a 2nd email confirming that your ticket is complete).

If you are here to shop and the lot is full, please check back with us later and try to stay patient with us. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize. We are trying to create a safe shopping environment and we will evolve with the current situation. This is all temporary.

We are keeping parking separate for each service. Please do not park on the street, or at any other business and walk in. Only parked guests will be allowed into the store. Remember, this is all temporary and we will get things back to normal as soon as we can.

This is a strange and uncertain time, and we thank you for all the love and support!

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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:

Our store is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Sunday.

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

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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.

Learn More

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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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