We placed the word "nursery" in this post's title so as to not confuse it with the phrase "the great outdoors", but this South Austin business is so much more than just a nursery. While we can't wait to see all the inspiring posts to come out of June's "My Great Outdoors" month, we wanted to start our first Austin outdoor-themed post with this one-of-a-kind Austin outdoor space. More after the jump!
Operating since 1985, Austin's Great Outdoors Garden Center and Nursery understands a very important fact: gardeners know gardening the best. That's why at this outdoor oasis surprisingly nestled in urban South Congress Avenue, all the employees are gardeners themselves! Comprised of a large garden center, The Great Outdoors also offers landscape design, expert installation, and a whole host of other great services.
Even if you don't have any need for plants, The Great Outdoors is really more of a destination spot in Austin. Artfully decorated and thoughtfully laid out, visitors to the garden center can walk on paths that will take you by regional plants, plants for butterflies, water fountains, giant wind chimes, pottery, statues and even a tropical greenhouse. It's both inspiring and relaxing.
What we really love about this place is the huge network of support they offer to help you achieve your outdoor space goals. Offering tons of articles and videos on their website, they also hold classes and events at their location. Not to mention that each employee of the space is friendly and knowledgeable.
If you've had trouble coming up with ideas to improve your outdoor space, or if you're just overwhelmed with the big dreams you do have, Austin's Great Outdoors Garden Center and Nursery is the perfect place to start your outdoor project!