Backbone Valley Nursery is family-owned by the Robertson and Martin families. Our family takes pride in what we do and we strive to provide the very best plants, products, and services in the Highland Lakes area. Our staff is trained to provide you with information and advice that we stand behind. We believe in educating the public and teaching why we do things the way we do so you can take that knowledge and use it at home. View more ...
Backbone Valley Nursery is a reliable source for yard and garden supplies and information that may be needed for the homeowner. The gardening lecture series is very beneficial since it is timely through out the growing season to aid in the control pests and the addition of amendments. Further, the lecture often presents new techniques and new plants. Routine e-mails from the Nursery has been a good means to receive the schedule for lecture series and yard and garden seasonal concerns. The Nursery also retains a very capable staff to help meet your needs. When detailed instructions are required, written information is provided
A Reliable Source for Yard and Garden Supplies, H.C. Brantley, Marble Falls
I have spent a good deal of my work life and leisure time over the past 30 years in the outdoors creating and maintaining open spaces. My love for gardening has led me to work with numerous Garden Centers and Nurseries throughout Central Texas.
Backbone Valley Nursery has become one of my favorite Garden Centers to shop, visit and learn the latest landscape and gardening ideas. Jessica, Ben and staff are so personal and extremely knowledgeable in helping you become a more successful gardener. Free workshops are provided year round on all aspects of the greenscape to help you learn the secrets of good gardening.
Jessica and Ben understand the more successful you are in the garden, the more time you will spend making the world a greener space to live.
My Favorite Garden Center, Warren and Colleen Struss, Burnet, TX
Sue and I moved to Texas from Michigan three years ago. It was a blessing to find Backbone Valley Nursery. We did not know one thing about how to care for lawns, grow gardens, or flowers in Texas. We began to purchase items from Backbone and the courteous staff helped us pick out items for our vegetable garden, and flowerbeds, and helped us with lawn care. We began asking questions by email through the website and Jessica answered us in detail in ways we former Yankees could understand. We even have a winter garden going. A garden in winter. My friends and family back home are shoveling snow and we have produce growing in the back yard. We will never buy nursery products anywhere but Backbone Valley Nursery.
We Will Never Buy Products Anywhere but Backbone, Bob and Sue Besemer, Granite Shoals, TX
Anthropologists tell us that the development of human beings depended on the appearance of angiosperms on earth some 210 million years ago.
“Jessica, what are angiosperms?”
“Well, Ray, those are plants with seeds, producing flowers and fruit, that provided food for the appearance of mammals and ultimately humans, who needed such a diet to sustain a high metabolic rate and a constant body temperature in order to ensure peak physical and mental efficiency.”
“So, based on all that, is it fair to say, Jessica, that ‘Flowers changed the face of the planet?’”
“Yes, most definitely.”
So, now it is our turn to take care of those wonderful flowers with the best – i.e., most knowledgeable – garden practices possible. Again, we turn to the best source for the best information – Jessica Robertson at Backbone Valley Nursery. August Gardening Checklist? – ask Jessica; Instructions for Freezing Temperatures? – ask Jessica; Compost Tea Brewing? – ask Jessica; Cooking and Tasting Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Herbs? – ask Jessica; Growing Your Soil? – ask Jessica; Propagation From Cuttings? – ask Jessica; Helping the Kids Make a Fairy Garden? – ask Jessica; and so on. Serious, Fun, Amateur, Experienced – Jessica at Backbone Valley Nursery provides year-round advice, consultation, classes, challenges, encouragement, and ABOVE ALL, a love of plants and gardening, ready to share with you!!
The Best Source for the Best Information, Dr. H. Ray Buchanan, Buchanan Dam, TX
I just recently moved to the Marble Falls area and have truly found a gem in the Backbone Nursery. From their great plants and pots, to their classes, we frequent them often.
Their workshops and extra kid friendly activities that they put on throughout the year are truly amazing. My boys love making their many nature crafts, learning more about their fairy gardens, or making their own terrariums. The staff and special guests are always so warm, friendly, and do an excellent job of educating me and my family on gardening and the world around us. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!
Truly Found A Gem, Tiffany Brantley, Marble Falls, TX
When you find a place like this, you don’t look at the price or care where it’s at; you go!
When you Find a Place Like This, You Go, Bill Clarke
I came in back in March and purchased soil and plants for my spring garden. Last year I attempted to do the same only with Home Depot plants. The difference: this year I actually have a garden remaining and producing wonderfully. So, thank you for your expert advice as well as your quality products!
Expert Advice, Crystal J., Marble Falls, TX
Jessica, thank you so much for capturing these special moments. We always look forward to visiting your nursery, and the community events that you all orchestrate really put that personal touch that makes it even more worthwhile to cherish this local gem. Every single one of the people who works there makes the nursery what it is. Thank you for your leadership in all of it!
Cherish this Local Gem, Kathy Bacuyag Payson
Jessica, you are the best! And the most knowledgeable and helpful “advice giver” we’ve run into. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your time. I love recommending your nursery to everyone we talk to about gardening.
I Love Recommending your Nursery, Reuben and Sue Nuckles, Burnet, TX