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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, and 2018.

Happy Gardener

Tips and tricks to help your garden flourish.

Milkweed and Aphids: Nature takes its course

 If you've ever brought milkweed into your gardens to help support the Monarch population, chances are, you've had to put up with aphids. These tiny, soft-bodies insects converge under the leaves of milkweed, line up the stems, and make your milkweed look like a super...

Best Mowing Practices for Warm Weather Lawns

Mowing your lawn may see like the easiest task when it comes to lawn maintenance. But following a few recommended tips for mowing your lawn could have you seeing a big difference in the  health and appearance of your turf. Try a few of the following lawn mowing tips...

Best Practices for Applying Insecticide

Have you ever purchased and applied an insecticide only to be frustrated with the results? It happens, and the majority of the time we find that the insecticide was applied incorrectly. Today’s blog gives you 7 best practices to follow when applying insecticides.1....

Basic Watering Tips

One of the biggest questions customers have when are purchasing plants is, “How do I water them?” The answer is complicatedly simple. You water plants when they need it. No more and no less. See? Simple but complicated. The thing is, there is no true formula for...

Tatume or “Calabacita”: The Best Squash Choice for San Antonio

Tatume squash, also known as 'Calabacita', is one of the best options for San Antonio vegetable gardeners looking to grow a reliable squash. At Rainbow Gardens we've always known this, but the hard-to-find squash isn't always available through our growers for us to be...

Create a Butterfly Garden with SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupons

Creating a butterfly garden is easy when you choose plants from Rainbow Gardens that are approved for the SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupon. While there are many plants butterfly host and nectar plants at Rainbow Gardens to choose from, today’s blog will focus on the...

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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Perennials
Fruit Trees
Fruit Trees
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Shrubs
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Fairy Gardens
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Pottery
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Fountains
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Fairy Gardens
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Pottery
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Fountains

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