When I made my first container pond 17 years ago, I bought two goldfish, a dwarf water lily (still have it today!), and a small bubbler pump at Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery, which had opened for business just the year before. A bigger container pond and a disappearing fountain later, I still shop there for all my water gardening needs.
I’ve also gotten a lot of non-pond plants there. Hill Country carries a lovely assortment of garden plants that thrive in Austin’s challenging climate. And don’t even get me started on their tempting selection of agaves, cactus, and other succulents for dry gardens and container gardens. Hill Country calls itself “the most unique and complete garden center in Central Texas”:
“True to our name, we have several show ponds in a variety of styles, from naturalistic moss-boulder ponds to an elegant formal pond, and countless water features and fountains are displayed throughout the nursery. We are also a complete nursery, with annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and all the stuff that goes with, except we do it a little cooler!”
Hill Country has made exploring the nursery grounds a garden-like experience, and it’s a great place to take photos, as I can attest. On any given day, they tell me, a photographer can be seen poised over a pond, waiting for a water lily blossom to fully open or a dragonfly to sit still, and a group of artists regularly comes to the nursery to sketch or paint.
Those who love accessorizing their gardens will find unusual pieces of metalwork, rain chains, blown-glass ornaments, a rainbow of ceramic pots, and make-you-smile garden art like these orange ceramic grenade vases. Hill Country specializes in fairy and miniature gardening accessories and plants, and they will ship anywhere. We’re proud to be partnering with Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery, and we thank them for their support!
Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery
1407 N. Bell Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
M-F 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 11-5
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