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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.

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 Best Nursery in 2011–2015, 2017, and 2018.

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Tips and tricks to help your garden flourish.

Watering Lawns in San Antonio

The question of how often you should be watering your lawn comes up often at Rainbow Gardens. We’ll give you the best tips on this page, along with the reasons why you should follow them. There really is no true formula for watering your San Antonio lawn due to many...

Soil Building and Amending

Most people here in San Antonio, aren’t all too thrilled with their soil. Most of us have alkaline soil. And to plant straight into alkaline soil without amending it is not the best option for most plants (most natives and some others excluded). So what’s a...

Best Mowing Practices for Warm Weather Lawns

Mowing your lawn may see like the easiest, no-brainer task when it comes to lawn maintenance. The lawn grows, you mow it, right? Sounds simple enough. But following a few recommended tips for mowing your lawn could have you seeing a big difference in your turf’s...

How to Start A Compost Pile

Compost Basics Composting is a natural, biological process in which decaying material is broken down by microorganisms and returned to the earth where it can be used again as nutrients for future plants. Compost is one of the most beneficial materials you can add to...

Growing Succulents 101

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow, propagate, and decorate with; but some people feel a little intimidated by them. We think the intimidation comes from fear of the unknown. By providing you with the basic supplies and care needed for growing...

Attracting Beneficial Insects To Your Gardens

How does helping out our pollinators by providing them a safe and organic environment to feed and energize themselves sound to you? You can do it by adopting a true organic gardening regime. Beneficial insects are one way to help you naturally fight off the pest...

The best selection in South Texas!

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

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Fairy Gardens
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Fountains

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