Guests, despite Gov. Abbot lifting the mandatory statewide mask order, Rainbow Gardens will continue to require visitors to wear a mask while shopping in our gardens.

We strongly believe in the use of masks for the safety and consideration of our employees and customers. If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily accommodate any order with contactless curbside pick. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
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In 1976 our history began

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

Over the years Rainbow Gardens has grown and flourished. We have become one of San Antonio’s leading garden centers, while most of our other competitors have closed their doors.  We have always strived to create a fun place to shop with our 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 Best Nursery in 2011–2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020!

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Cankerworms: A Temporary Spring Nuisance

Has anyone else recently found themselves going outside alone only to come back in with multiple "visitors" attached to their hair, clothing, or anything else that comes in contact with the multitudes of cankerworms dangling from silken threads in our trees?...

Fennel and Dill: Butterfly Super Herbs

Today is a celebration of two of our favorite butterfly-attracting herbs, fennel and dill. Fennel and dill are one of the reasons we like to advise planting some herbs for yourself to enjoy and some to offer the pollinators. Once the butterflies scout these out in...

Small Tree/Large Shrub Herbs In The Landscape

Did you know you can add herbs as larger specimens in your landscape? You just need to take a deeper dive into the world of herbs to see that one size does not fit all. An herb specimen like a small tree or large shrub can offer the medicinal, culinary, and aromatic...

Deer Resistant Plants, NOT Deer Proof!

There is no such thing as a "deer-proof" plant. There, I said it. It's a tough pill to swallow, but unless you are interested in plastic plants or plants made from fabric, you will be hard-pressed to find a true "deer-proof" plant. However, there is no reason to lose...

Behind the Scenes at Rainbow Gardens: Spring Plants

It’s looking to be a wild ride for spring gardening in San Antonio, Texas. The impact of the continued pandemic, followed by the severity of winter storm Uri, is being realized throughout our city in a multitude of ways. Rainbow Gardens is no different. Here’s a run...

After the Freeze: More Advice/Reality Checks for Plants

For those of you still waiting patiently to see how your plants fair after the freeze, kudos to you! It's been a hard wait, and for many plants, the wait isn't over yet. Experts in the horticulture world want us to know that it may take weeks, and for some plants,...

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Inventory changes daily, please call your local Rainbow Gardens to find out our current inventory.

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