DANCING BEAR:  Come discover Dancing Bear a quaint and charming gift shop nestled in the heart of Gruene’s Historic District. Full of History this 1900’s Victorian Style Home, was built by the founder for his daughter Ella Gruene as a wedding gift.  Enjoy a unique shopping experience as you stroll through each of the 7 rooms that are individually themed. Each room is filled with trendy & sophisticated to fun & funky to one of a kind items. Truely something for everyone can be found.

Here you will delight your senses. See: New trends and one of a kind special gifts. Touch:  Exquisite hadcrafted pieces.  Hear:  Sounds of nature in our garden room along with music to  enhance your shopping experience as you flow from room to room. Smell:  Aromas of coffee and candles.  Taste: Our delicious dips, jams, jellies, and spreads. Sip freshly ground and brewed specialty coffees and seasonal Wassail, a local award winning favorite.

On your next visit to New Braunfels, stop by and say hello. Sit for a rest on our porch.  Find out why we are known as the friendliest shop in Gruene. You will be glad you visited.


GRUENE GARDENS:   The backyard shop of Dancing Bear.  This gift shop is a quaint carriage shop with a generous back yard stocked with Native Texas Plants, Herbs, Pottery Giftables, and Garden Deco, including: spinners, windchimes, stakes, feeders, birdhouses, stepping stones and more. Gruene Gardens is sure to delight the gardener in you. We specialize in handcrafted pottery from a 6″ planter to an 8′ one of a kind piece. We develope and manufacture our own pieces with true Artisan’s Pride. We can supply your needs form 1 piece to trailer loads, while giving you personal attention and exceeding your expectations. Come and spend time in our gardens, relax and e njoy the soothing and tranquil environment. Watch the native birds feed, and view and listen to our pair of white turtle doves that will coo for your delight. Sit and rest amongst the gardens where most week-ends you will find the owners on the back porch ready to visit and converse while sipping on a bit of refreshment.


Thank you,

Beth & Oscar