Get ready for neighborhood barbecues, mornings on the porch, and at-home al fresco dinner dates. Sure, most of the country may be preparing for cold temperatures, but here in Austin, September marks the beginning of patio season.
As the temperatures drop, spending more time outdoors serves as the perfect escape from the daily grind. This list of must-shop home and garden destinations ensures that your patio is fully furnished, Austin-approved, and ready for any occasion.
Looking for outdoor furniture with modernist approach, clean lines, and high-quality craftsmanship? Head to Anthony’s Patio, with locations on Burnet Road and at the Hill Country Galleria. High-end furniture and custom designs are available to fit any outdoor vision, and services range from shade structures to daybeds to design advice. And with more than 10,000 total square feet of showroom display, this one-stop-shop can make all those backyard dreams come true.
Churchill’s Fireside & Patio
The cozy vibe curators at Churchill’s Fireside & Patio help homeowners create cold weather-friendly backyards at almost any budget. Known for their custom fireplaces, firepits, and outdoor furniture, Churchill’s Bee Caves location serves as the perfect partner for planning an outdoor makeover. Since opening its doors in 1988, the expert staff has worked with clients to create a collaborative design and construction plans to ensure that not even the smallest detail is forgotten.
East Austin Succulents
Long before cacti and succulents became a mainstream trend, fueled in part by social media, a group of young growers were paying homage to the beautiful botanical specimens in East Austin. Quirky arrangements, unique pottery, and a showcase of local art have taken root at East Austin Succulents, making it a favorite destination among the city’s gardening community. In addition to an ever-changing inventory, the nursery offers a wealth of plant knowledge for every skill level and provides custom arrangement services for all occasions.
Inspired by the owners' regular travels to Southeast Asia and Northern Africa, The Khazana presents an exotic selection of furniture with exceptional craftsmanship and original designs to liven any outdoor space. Khazana, meaning “treasure” in Hindi, is the thread that runs through the store’s entire inventory, with each item specially curated for the store. Additionally, Khazana partners with local furniture institutions and distributors that commit to eco-friendly design practices.
The Natural Gardener
In Austin, The Natural Gardener serves as the horticultural hub of the gardening community. Situated on eight acres of rustic Hill Country land, the world-class nursery has done pioneering work in organic gardening and provides advice to local plant parents of all skill levels. Discover new plants and organic gardening techniques at the test gardens or drop in for a free class in the Revival Tent. Visitors are also encouraged to make themselves at home and can even enjoy a picnic in the herb garden, visit with goats and chickens on the property, walk the labyrinth, and take a leisurely stroll through the butterfly garden.
Shoal Creek Nursery
Nestled in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Shoal Creek Nursery is an oasis of resources, plants, fountains, and gardening supplies to fit all of your landscaping and horticultural needs. The park-like facility sits on an acre-and-a-half of land and houses a wide selection of equipment and plants that have been proven to survive and thrive in Austin’s unique climate. Knowledgeable staff are available to answer questions and offer recommendations, ensuring customers feel empowered to flex that green thumb.