While we love a flora-filled design moment, the benefits of living with plants go far beyond the aesthetic. From intimate boutiques to expansive garden centers, find the perfect leafy addition to your space at one of these gorgeous local plant shops.Less
Finding the right plants for a specific space can be a fine-tuned skill, but designer Sara Barnes makes it easy at the warm and welcoming studio she runs with her husband, Matt. Tucked away off of South First next to The Soup Peddler and True Hemp Science, every nook in Frond is expertly curated with overflowing greenery, complementary ceramics and home goods that will help visitors envision the endless ways they can enhance their environment.
A local favorite since 1994, plant enthusiasts of every stage are invited to explore The Great Outdoors. The lush urban garden center is a soothing step away from South Congress and features an ever-changing inventory of pottery, garden decorations, a gift shop and a 3,000-square-foot tropical greenhouse. Unsure of where to start? Book a design consultation with resident expert Mark Gibbs for larger projects or ask an onsite professional for a quick potting lesson.
Run by a friendly team of artists and fellow plant lovers, you’ll find an impressive assortment of tempting verdure at Tillery Street Plant Co. — plus cool merch to match. Specializing in houseplants and tropicals, the harmonious environment is built to inspire. When you aren’t able to stop by the two-acre eastside nursery in-person, purchase a virtual consultation to get your exact questions answered or head to the online store and have greenery shipped right to your door.
This cactus and succulent shop actually shares a space with Tillery Street, making it an ideal two-for-one destination. In business for over 10 years, there’s always something new to discover thanks to a weekly rotating selection, complete with everything from quick gifts to rare finds and fully customizable arrangements. Plants from all over the world are propagated at the brand’s private greenhouse, and its online webshop and eBay page offer their own distinct inventory.
If you sense a nostalgic vibe when you visit Sledd, it’s probably because it’s been an integral part of the Clarksville community since 1978. Housed in a funky former gas station, customers can find organic solutions to everyday issues, grab fun decor like topiary animals to add a touch of whimsy to their gardens or simply restock on seeds for the new season. Pro tip: pop into next door soda fountain Nau's Enfield Drug for another authentic Austin experience.
One look at this vibrant turquoise and purple boutique in South Austin and you want to step inside. Articulture exemplifies the power of plants to transform a space with imaginative, plant-infused designs that range from custom modern tables to mosaic living wall installations. They also offer tons of unique gifts that seamlessly blend art with nature. Check online for special finds and get free shipping on U.S. orders over $75!
Keri Anderson opened the first physical Plant Party location in 2014. Now, it’s one of the best places to find perfect gifts for your plant-obsessed friends. The shop sells playful accessories, note cards, body care and more, along with easy terrarium kits for full personalization. Even last minute shoppers can catch a break with the same surplus of high-quality goods and plants available online (not to mention free, same-day delivery options for the Greater Austin area)!
The self-proclaimed “Organic Gardening Headquarters” is a treasure trove of earthly riches. A certified wildlife habitat, the eight-acre campus is as much a recreational, family-friendly excursion as it is a shopping destination, featuring multiple themed gardens, a labyrinth, adorable goats and a microbe brewery offering aerobically brewed compost tea. They also host weekly free classes covering topics from organic vegetable gardening to DIY kombucha and everything in between.
Head to North Loop and make a day out of shopping from top notch vintage fashions, groovy record stores and striking home decor destinations, including Flourish. Owner Rachel Roberts understands the profound and calming impact plants can have on our everyday lives and has made it her mission to share that joy with her customers. The light-filled studio contains a thoughtful array of specialty plants and chic planters that will transform any home into a serene escape.
Accessibility is everything at Garden Seventeen. Newer to the Austin scene, the sprawling greenhouse and garden store was created by the award-winning team behind Native Edge Landscape, acting as an information hub for gardeners of all skill levels thanks to its helpful employees and emphasis on DIY projects. Even those who aren’t currently in the market for a new plant can find interactive workshops and events to easily upgrade their gardening know-how.