To The Moon
Charismatic Southwestern nursery plants first store in San Antonio
There are few things more satisfying than strolling into a plant nursery and being surrounded with leafy friends, and one gigantic grower is making this a reality for more San Antonians.
Moon Valley Nurseries, which carries more than 1,500 varieties of trees, palms and shrubs, is opening its first San Antonio store (3550 N. Loop 1604 E.) with a grand opening on October 7-8.
Nurseries aren't just for professional landscapers, and this opening caters toward any San Antonio plant-lover who wants to stop by, with free food, drinks, and entertainment. It will offer discounts including half-off prices and free planting, plus there will be a raffle and a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
Even if customers aren't ready to commit (a tree is not a windowsill cactus, after all), nursery employees will be on hand to give tips on existing trees, including winterizing as things cool down. Luckily for San Antonio trees, they're planted in an 8b or 9a climate, which means that they shouldn't need to withstand much colder than 15 degrees Fahrenheit — although, of course, many residents have planted trees from other regions, and winter is increasingly more unpredictable.
Of the many resources on the website, one of the most interesting is a backyard planner that lets users upload a picture of their outdoor space, browse trees, and arrange images to get the perfect layout. The nursery also offers free in-store design consultations.
For renters, there is plenty of pottery and some yard sculptures that can spruce up a lawn without the need for digging. (The most exciting statues are quite large, though, so consider the moving costs of an elephant-sized metal elephant.)
The 25-year-old chain is currently located throughout the South and Southwest; It is based in Arizona with the most stores in California (20) and 16 in Texas.
The grand opening on October 7 and 8 will take place from 7:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday. More information about Moon Valley Nurseries is available at moonvalleynurseries.com.