The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Garden Center
2730 S Congress Ave (between Oltorf and Ben White), Austin, TX 78704, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM Sunday (Show more)
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

More than just a plant store, The Great Outdoors is a gardening adventure. Located on nearly 2 acres in the heart of South Austin, we are nationally recognized as one of the top garden centers in the America. We have everything you need to be a successful Central Texas gardener.


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    Mary L.
    "The best coffee is at the shop next door!"(2 Tips)
    Susy S.
    "Especially Taylor, very helpful and knowledgeable young man."(3 Tips)
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  • coffee
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  • flowers
  • cute
  • scenic views
  • knowledgeable staff
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  • nursery
  • fountains
  • Claire H.

    The plants are pretty. The cafe is good too.

    Claire Heleniak · June 7
  • Victoria S.

    Best nursery in ATX. Knowledgable staff. Healthy cool plant varieties. Great fountain and wind chime collection.

    Victoria Schaefer · March 20
  • Evan G.

    Pretty good choice of plants

    Evan Gainder · November 2, 2014
  • Mary L.

    The best coffee is at the shop next door! You also have a great view and fresh air from all the beautiful flowers.

    Mary Lee · June 23, 2013
  • Susy S.

    Super friendly staff! Especially Taylor, very helpful and knowledgeable young man.

    Susy Stone · April 21, 2013
  • Tara C.

    Great plant selection & best prices on pottery I've seen. Super relaxing. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Cute, yummy coffee shop. Empanadas are some of the best I've had. Cuban sammie ruled also.

    Tara Cuccia · October 5, 2012
  • Ricky R.

    They have dog treats for four leggeds!

    Ricky Roo · March 28, 2010
  • Alia M.

    My husband and I are xeriscaping our yard. They have been so helpful. It's a great place to explore and learn. Read more

    Alia McKee · January 27, 2010

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