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History

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Started in 1976 by Frank Kirby and George A. Beere at a small location near West Ave and Blanco Rd. by purchasing an existing nursery called Harmony Hills Garden Center.  Another existing garden center was purchased around 1978 named Hollywood Park Garden Center at Thousand Oaks and Hwy 281.  The names were changed to Rainbow Gardens around 1980.  In that era, there were many garden centers in San Antonio.

A larger site was purchased on Bandera Rd in 1985 and the West Ave store moved there.  This eventually encompassed 6 acres. Another site was purchased on Thousand Oaks near Henderson Pass.  This had 7 acres.  The old Thousand Oaks and Hwy 281 location was closed, as well as the West Ave store.

Incremental improvements over the years have allowed Rainbow Gardens to grow and flourish.  We have become one of San Antonio’s leading garden centers, while most of the other competitors closed their doors.  We have always strived to create a fun place to shop, with interesting display gardens, quality plants, knowledgeable staff and a huge inventory.  We are proud of the fact that we have been voted the San Antonio Express News Readers Choice Gold Award for 2011, 2012, and 2013 – San Antonio’s favorite nursery!