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 cards 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 Online Ordering

  • No Potting Service

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

Labor Day Pottery Sale

Friday, September 4th thru Monday, September 7th

All containers and pots in the store are 20% off and some are marked even lower with stickers.

Whether your plants are indoors or outdoors, this Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to stock up on all the planters, containers, and pottery you could ever want.

Our Labor Day Pottery Sale only comes around once a year, so you won't want to miss out on our lowest pottery prices until 2021.

The Sale ends after Monday September 7th, so be sure you visit The Great Outdoors this weekend and make the most of these amazing discounts.

Thank you for all your support,

Tom and the entire staff at The Great Outdoors

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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, Sunday - Thursday and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Friday & Saturday.

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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