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.
Spring - Fall Hours:
(Mid Feb - Mid Nov.)
Mon-Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 10AM - 5PM
(Mid Nov to Mid Feb)
Mon - Sat: 9AM - 5PM
Sun: 10AM - 5PM
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Fall tomatoes are in the nursery! Look in the greenhouse and the tables are lined with fall tomatoes, many different varieties. Can you picture it? In your excitement to see tomato plants again, you purchase a 6 pack of tomatoes and happily walk out the nursery gates...
There are multiple reasons to add vines to a San Antonio landscape. Vines can provide privacy, block strong winds, provide shade, absorb noise, and offer seasonal color. There are a multitude of gorgeous vines to choose from at Rainbow Gardens, but today we are honing...
Fall vegetable season is an amazing growing season for gardeners in San Antonio. We get a second shot at growing some favorite warm-weather vegetables and follow right behind that with delicious cold-weather vegetables. If you've never planted vegetables in fall,...
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