Milberger's is the first nursery I visited after moving to San Antonio back in 1995 and realizing that I needed some serious gardening advice. The staff patiently explained basic issues of gardening in San Antonio and I still fondly remember those first tentative ventures into the world of gardening among the rocks, oaks, and deer.
Milberger's is in a beautiful tree-shaded location with a huge selection of plants and gardening items. During October the spooky decorations, fall displays, maze and activities for children are a big draw.
Real pumpkins don't last long in our 85F+ temperatures so there are plenty of metal and ceramic options
The Halloween maze has plenty of old west style
This animated scene compete with creepy audio was quite mesmerizing for these young visitors.
There are decorations throughout the nursery such as this check-out station near the front.
My favorite plants on display in the nursery are the sculpted olive trees. You can even see a bit of Halloween in them -- or maybe even Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
This sculptured olive tree is in full costume
Over in the tropical house, these bromeliads are gorgeous
Milberger's always has a good selection of 4" herbs, perennials, and annuals. On this visit I picked up several winter herbs for my garden.
Pond plants are a large display here as well.
In addition to trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses, they have a selection of cacti and succulents
Planters of all types
Even outside their fence along the Loop 1604 access road turf grass selections are displayed garden style.
This one has my name on it. (Zorro is "fox" in spanish.)
They always have a good stock of benches, statues, and garden art available.
A large gift and garden supply shop is inside where several versions of Señor Zorro are on display.
Milberger's is a full-service nursery including landscape design, installation, and maintenance services. I've always liked how the offices blend right in with the nursery.
There's a Farmer's Market weekend mornings in the large back parking lot.
Milberger's sponsors the detailed and helpful "Plant Answers" guide to gardening in San Antonio. They also sponsor the KLUP 930 radio show "Gardening in South Texas" on Saturdays from noon to 2 PM.
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