The trees are finally turning green again, and Austin’s temperatures are warming. It’s gardening season when Austinites start filling pots and beds with flowers, veggies, and more.

But of course, you need supplies to start (or revitalize) your garden for spring this year. Here are a few nurseries in Austin that can help.

Garden Seventeen

Garden Seventeen sits on what was once an industrial site before it was repurposed into a  garden center. Its main building was a hangar in the 1920s before it moved to its current location, where it now houses plants, seeds, and supplies. Make an afternoon of your plant shopping and visit its food court with local food trucks.

604 Williams St.

Sledd Nursery

This Clarksville nursery has been around since 1978 and stocks plants from Central Texas growers, including flowers, trees, annuals, and more.

1211 West Lynn St.

The Natural Gardener

Natural Gardener is a gardener’s dream with eight acres of plants, supplies, and more. They also offer free classes to learn more about caring for native plants or growing your own fruit.

8648 Old Bee Caves Rd.

Barton Springs Nursery

Barton Springs Nursery sits on four acres and stocks native and well-adapted plants grown from seed on-site, fertilizers and soils, tools, pest treatments, and bulbs. Have a question? Chat with the experts at the “Genus Bar.” They also offer landscape design services if you need help planning your dream garden.

3601 Bee Caves Rd.

The Great Outdoors

Open since 1994, The Great Outdoors has an extensive inventory of plants, products, tools, and decor on two acres that also includes a waterfall and a tropical greenhouse. They also offer design consultations and potting services on-site.

2730 South Congress Ave.

Tillery Street Plant Company

Tillery Street Plant Company in East Austin hosts a team of artists and musicians who love plants and sell native and adaptive plants, including rare or unusual ones. Virtual plant consultations are available for those who need advice on anything plant related, including vegetable gardening, native landscaping, and interior plant-scaping.

801 Tillery St.

Shoal Creek Nursery

This Central Austin nursery has plants, imported pottery, water features, and gardening supplies, as well as gifts for the plant lovers in your life (or yourself). Keep an eye on their Instagram for inventory updates.

2710 Hancock Dr.

Gardening Tips For Spring In Austin

  • If you’re feeling confident enough to nurse your own plants, some Austin Public Library branches have seed collection libraries, where you can “check out” perennial and annual seeds to sprout at home. Then, harvest seeds from those plants and turn them into your library branch to keep the seed library going.
  • Check and see what you should plant at what point in the year. For example, March is a transitional month from the cold to the warm season and might not be the best time to plant something that a late cold snap could potentially harm. Talk to your local nursery if you’re unsure.
  • Start small if you’re new to gardening. There’s no shame in keeping a small window box or a few small pots before graduating to big raised beds.
  • Need more space for your growing vegetables? See if there are plots available at an Austin community garden nearby.