Sweet Briar Nursery & Gardens

Posted by Kirsten on Sat, 07/27/2013 - 3:04pm

(254) 780-4233

48-B FM 2271
Belton, TX 76513
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 6; Sunday 12 - 6; Closed Monday

  • Native Texas Plants
  • Herbs, Antique Roses and Heirloom Favorites
  • Full Line of Organic Gardening Supplies
  • Computer-aided garden design
  • Natural habitat gardens
  • Consultation: pre-construction, new construction and restoration
  • Innovative Garden Gifts
  • Decor, Tools
  • Pottery

​​Sweet Briar Nursery always had a magic all its own, a charm and warmth that set it apart as a destination rather than just a place to stop and buy plants. The magic still exists. Sweet Briar always had a tradition of service, education, and high quality products. It still does.

After being closed for 3 years at 3070 Sparta Road, Sweet Briar was reopened in June 1998 under the ownership of Reid Lewis. Reid's contacts among small growers in Texas allowed Sweet Briar to expand its availability, and Reid's passion for seed collecting allowed the growers to expand their offerings, so it seems that things have come full circle.

Now, many years (and a few gray hairs) later, we truly thank our friends and supporters who re-discovered Sweet Briar on Sparta Road and who have continued their patronage. After four years at our second location "on the lake," we moved in December 2004 to a busy intersection closer to Temple, Belton, and Morgan's Point. Although we are still a small specialty nursery, our mission is personal and remains the same: to provide an educational forum in Central Texas for learning about native plants, well-adapted non-natives, and organic gardening (while having a great time. . .the entertainment is free!).

We have one of the best selections of native plants between Dallas and Austin. And furthermore, we KNOW the plant material. If you're looking for "hard to find" plants, come on down! We hope to be an inspiration and example in the art of appropriate landscaping for Central Texas. By that we mean beautiful landscapes that require less maintenance, less water, and fewer pesticides, with the added benefit of attracting birds, butterflies, and other friendly critters.

Stop by and visit! Give us a call or send us an e-mail. We'll be glad to help.

Driving directions so you can find us:

From IH 35: Take the FM 2305 (same as Adams Avenue in Temple) exit and drive due west about 7 miles. Look for the 4 way stop at the intersection of FM 2305 and FM 2271. Turn left onto FM 2271 and you will see the nursery on the right, next to Kevin's Restaurant.

From TX 317: Turn west onto FM 2305 and drive about 1.6 miles toward Lake Belton. Look for the 4 way stop at the intersection of FM 2305 and FM 2271. Turn left onto FM 2271 and you will see the nursery on the right, next to Kevin's Restaurant.

From US 190 at Loop 121: Drive towards Belton on Loop 121. When you reach Belton High School, turn left onto FM 439. Drive 1.3 miles, then turn right onto FM 2271 and go over Belton Dam. As your approach the 4 way stop at FM 2305, look to your left, and you will see the nursery.