Erin O'Brien

Realty Texas, LLC

Plant Nurseries in Austin

By Erin O'Brien

It's Spring planting season! Skip the big box stores and visit a local plant nursery, where you will find vast selections of plants that will thrive in the Texas environment as well as be able to get guidance and questions answered from expert horticulturists.

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Looking to add some plant friends to your home? Just move into a new place and wondering what kind of plants are for you? Plants are proven to benefit your health and your home ecosystem!

There are many local nurseries that are happy to help with all of your plant needs. Whether you live north or south of Town Lake, there’s a nursery for you!

NORTH AUSTIN:

1. Green ‘n Growing – Pflugerville, TX

Source: Green ‘n Growing

For those that live north of the city, Green ‘n Growing is a neighborhood favorite. This small business has been around since 1975 and attracts plant enthusiasts from all over greater Austin.

You can find native, adapted, indoor, and outdoor plants at their nursery. They also house a wide selection of yard art.

They are known for carrying organic supplies like fertilizers, insecticides, soil, and more. Green ‘n Growing is likely to have anything you need for your yard and your home. 

Shoal Creek Nursery – Austin, TX 78731

Source: Shoal Creek

Shoal Creek Nursery is located in the Central Austin neighborhood of Allandale. This nursery focuses primarily on plants for outdoor landscaping and gardening.

In Austin, you can garden year round. So, Yucca plants, native grasses, and wildflowers are very popular for this climate.

The winter months are a great time to plant seeds for heartier vegetables. Plants like broccoli, potatoes, onions, and cabbage are great to plant for a spring harvest.

The experts at Shoal Creek can help you determine the best plants for your front or back yard!

EAST & WEST AUSTIN:

Tillery St. Plant Co. & East Austin Succulents – Austin, TX 78702

Source: East Austin Succulents

These two nurseries are located directly next to each other in East Austin. It’s hard to know where one ends and the other begins.

East Austin Succulents has a variety of cacti and succulents. Succulents thrive in warm, arid climates, so they are perfect for Austin. The staff here will help you pick out something for your indoor or outdoor space. They’ll even make arrangements for you to take home. 

Tillery Street Plant Co. focuses on houseplants and tropicals. If you’re looking to decorate inside your home with plants, this is the place to go.

Barton Springs Nursery – Austin, TX 78746

Near the West Lake area Barton Springs Nursery, is great for your outdoor landscaping and gardening needs.

They carry native and adapted plants. However, they specialize in more unique, unusual plants as well.

In addition to the nursery, Barton Springs Nursery also has a parakeet atrium with ponds of fish and turtles onsite. It’s a great place to bring the kids while you shop for plants. 

SOUTH AUSTIN

The Great Outdoors – Austin, TX 78704

Source: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors is located right on South Congress, but don’t let its urban location fool you.

This nursery will meet all of your plant needs. They have a room dedicated to orchids and air plants. Not to mention a 3,000 square foot greenhouse for indoor plants.

Curious about adding a water feature to your yard? Ask the experts here how to go about it! They give customers advice on all things plant or pond related.


With the many nursery options around Austin, your new home will be looking spruced up in no time. Happy planting!

04-14-2022 06:26:13 CST


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