About Us

Our History

Our story began in 1976 when Frank Kirby and George A. Beere purchased an existing nursery, Harmony Hills Garden Center, at a small location near West Ave and Blanco road.  Another existing garden center, Hollywood Park Garden Center at Thousand Oaks and Hwy 281, was purchased around 1978.  The names of both nurseries were changed to Rainbow Gardens in 1980.  Around 1985, two larger sites (6-7 acres large!) were purchased and the two current Rainbow Gardens locations opened (8516 Bandera Rd., and 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr.).

Over the years, Rainbow Gardens has grown and flourished.  We’ve become one of San Antonio’s leading garden centers, while most competitors closed their doors.  Our interesting display gardens, quality plants, knowledgeable staff, huge inventory, and classes and events, make coming to Rainbow Gardens an exciting event for the whole family.  We are proud to have been voted San Antonio Express News Reader’s Choice Gold Awards for Best Nursery in 2011 – 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021!

Rainbow Gardens locations

Spring - Fall Hours:

(Mid Feb - Mid Nov.)

Mon-Sat: 9AM - 5PM

Sun: 10AM - 5PM

Winter Hours

(Mid Nov to Mid Feb)

Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5PM

Sun: 10AM - 5PM

Holiday Hours May Vary

(Check Google Listings)

 

 

Spring - Fall Hours

(Mid Feb - Mid Nov)

Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5PM

Sun: 10AM - 5PM

Winter Hours

(Mid Nov - Mid Feb)

Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5PM

Sun: 10AM - 5PM

Holiday Hours May Vary

(Check Google Listings)

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Check out our eLearning Center for tips and tricks to help you grow.

Pavonia Rock Rose: Blooms That Make Summer Bearable

Pavonia Rock Rose: Blooms That Make Summer Bearable

Every summer, the blooms of Pavonia Rock Rose seem to surprise me. While they bloom spring through fall here in San Antonio, I’m always amazed that the plants are still blooming beautifully through the San Antonio summer heat. The candy-pink flowers of Pavonia Rock...

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Lantana: Long-Flowering, Heat Tolerant Perennials

Lantana: Long-Flowering, Heat Tolerant Perennials

When you walk through the perennials at Rainbow Gardens, you are bound to see a flurry of butterfly action in the lantana section. Profuse, vibrant blooms on a nectar rich plant leaves no doubt as to why the pollinators make lantana a favorite stop for a sip. Today we...

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From Nursery to Home: Keeping Your Plants Healthy

From Nursery to Home: Keeping Your Plants Healthy

I thought it might be a good time for a PSA about how to keep your plants healthy on the way home from the nursery and once they get there. It might seem simple, but believe me, it warrants a reminder. Plants are tended with great care at Rainbow Gardens and from the...

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