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The Buzz

At Garden Seventeen, we are proud to be a staple in the Austin community, offering a unique and vibrant shopping experience for all your gardening and home decor needs. Our commitment to providing quality products and excellent service has not gone unnoticed. Our store has been featured in various media outlets, showcasing our passion for plants and all things green. From national television to local news, Garden Seventeen continues to receive recognition for our efforts to bring the beauty of nature into your home. Browse through our media and news page to see what all the buzz is about with some of our most notable mentions. Get a glimpse into what makes Garden Seventeen a one-of-a-kind destination.

Guarding the Garden

After a string of break-ins, Garden Seventeen drew the attention of local and national news. Out of all of the misfortune, we were able to gain a much stronger sense of community with our friends and neighbors. Click to watch local news coverage from FOX7 Austin.

Square: “Here To Stay” Series

Founded purely on the love of plants and landscaping, Garden Seventeen provides a safe space for plant enthusiasts to congregate and learn, no matter their skill level! We are proudly LGBTQ owned and operated and strive to make Garden Seventeen as inclusive as possible. Check out our episode of the Here To Stay series that was produced by Square. The series covers 5 local Austin LGBTQ owned businesses, and Garden Seventeen was excited to join their list!

Netflix’s Queer Eye Filming

We have exciting news! Garden Seventeen, along with our sister company Native Edge Landscape, were featured in the newest season of Queer Eye on Netflix! You can catch us on season 6 episode 6 titled “Community Allied”. We provided plants, pots, and fountains for the hero’s space and her clinic, while the team over at Native Edge did all the hard work in transforming Dr. Jereka Thomas’s space. We were told that this yard transformation was the largest in Queer Eye history, so head on over to Netflix to watch the episode for yourself!

To see more behind the scenes images and read about our experience, click here!

Celebrating the High-Flying History of Highland’s Hidden Hangar

But the single most historically fascinating piece of design in this little district we’ve made up is Garden Seventeen. This gardening store at 604 Williams Street occupies a Quonset hut-style converted airplane hangar dating back to the 1920s, originally built at the nearby University Airport but relocated “brick by brick” to its current address in the 1940s. (University Airport, a little-known precursor to Mueller Airport, was located on North Lamar Boulevard just a few blocks north of here, with some of its hangars still visible as the headquarters of Alamo Glass and the Red Velvet event venue.)

Texas Inked Magazine:

Stephanie Tacy of Texas Inked Magazine sat down with owner Rodney Stoutenger to chat about opening Garden Seventeen in our first media interview.


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Been there a few times already and every time I’m so impressed. Amazing staff – super friendly and super professional, will help and educate you about gardening if you want and will go far and beyond to help their customers!

Shopping here is always a delight!! They’ve got a great selection of healthy plants, with gorgeous displays, and soooo many cool and unique garden/plant accessories…plus they carry the GOOD stuff as far as soil, supplements, tools, etc… I look forward to shopping there many many more times!

Everything you thought you loved about your favorite Gardening center/store has been replaced with Garden Seventeen. No kidding around – this is Austin’s best kept secret! A MUST SEE FOR YOURSELF!

My favorite plant store! In no particular order, this is why Garden Seventeen is so lovely: 1. permanent coffee truck adjacent to the store, 604 Coffee, is delicious. I love grabbing an iced latte to sip on while I walk amongst the plants. 2. They have a diverse selection of local plants, and I find… Read more


TGRA: Silver Award 2023

Garden Seventeen is proud to announce that we have won silver in the 2022-2023 Texas Garden Retailer Awards (TGRA)! This award, given by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA), recognizes the best in garden retailing and is a testament to our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.

Stewardship Award – Preservation Austin

This thoughtful adaptive reuse project utilized a light touch, allowing preserved 1940s era drill press machinery to serve as a reminder of the building’s productive past. Preservation efforts at the site included retaining the open floor plan, wide-spanning metal trusses, and expansive windows. The Hangar’s transformation from its aviation and industrial origins into a welcoming… Read moreStewardship Award – Preservation Austin