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

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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)

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Hardy Hibiscus for the San Antonio Win!

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End of Spring & Early Summer Lawn Care Tips

End of Spring & Early Summer Lawn Care Tips

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