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, and 2018, and 2020!

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.

Leeks and Shallots: How to Grow and Harvest

Leeks and Shallots: How to Grow and Harvest

Leeks and shallots have arrived at Rainbow Gardens and we are super excited to have these bulb vegetables available to offer you this year! Leeks and shallots are both in the allium family and they possess many of the characteristics of onions. However, both leeks and...

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Starting Seeds: Steps for Successful Germination

Starting Seeds: Steps for Successful Germination

  Germinating seeds indoors is a great way to get a jump on your gardening for the next growing season. Today’s blog is just a quick checklist for what you need, and why, to start germinating seeds indoors. The tips are highlighted and more explanation follows each...

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Maintenance for Seedlings after Indoor Germination

Maintenance for Seedlings after Indoor Germination

Welcome to today’s blog, which focuses on maintaining seedlings during the process of starting seeds indoors. Hopefully you had a chance to see our previous blog on successfully germinating seeds indoors. It will give you insight on the first steps to take when...

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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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