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 (8516 Bandera Rd., and 2585 Thousand Oaks Dr.) opened.

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 and huge inventory 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

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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)

You’ve got plant questions, and we’ve got plant answers.

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

Weather and Pest Series: Slugs and Snails

Weather and Pest Series: Slugs and Snails

Weather has a big impact on what pest issues you may experience in your landscape. Extended periods of rain for instance, can bring out the snails and slugs at levels some may consider apocalyptic; hosta lovers, am I right? On the other hand, when the skies dry up and...

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Powdery Mildew: There’s a Fungus Among Us

Powdery Mildew: There’s a Fungus Among Us

While most of us appreciate free water, a.k.a. rain, we also frown when a fungus arrives due to the cloudy days that accompany it, and having too much of a good thing! When we experience heavy periods of rain, plus humidity and lots of cloudy days, fungus issues are...

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Solarization: Use the Sun to Battle Soil Disease

Solarization: Use the Sun to Battle Soil Disease

Have you had problems with soil disease in your vegetable gardens? Have you spent more time pulling weeds in the soil than you have pulling veggies off the vine? For some of you out there, battling issues with your soil can sure take the fun out of gardening real...

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Contact Us

Please utilize the form below to ask a question or provide your comments and be sure to indicate which store you would like to direct your inquiry to. One of our staff will be getting in touch with you as soon as possible.

We will never share your email address.

Please send online order request for curbside pickup at our Thousand Oaks location to the following email address: ordersthousand1@gmail.com

Phone orders for curbside pickup at Thousand Oaks can be placed at: 210-494-6131

Phone orders for curbside pickup at Bandera can be place at: 210-680-2394

All other request (non orders) can be sent utilizing the forms below. 

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