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Store Info

Hours and Locations

Hours

Fall/Winter: Nov through Mid Feb

Mon-Sat 9AM-5:30PM
Sun 10AM-5:30PM

Spring/Summer: Mid Feb through Oct

Mon-Sat 9AM-6:00PM
Sun 10AM-6:00PM

Bandera Location

8516 Bandera Road
San Antonio, TX 78250

(210) 680-2394

*Holiday hours may vary. Please check our Google listing for updated.

Thousand Oaks Location

2585 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX 78232

(210) 494-6131

*Holiday hours may vary. Please check our Google listing for updated.

 

Guarantee/Return Policy
Any and all returns for exchanges or refunds must have a receipt. We will accept returns on all of our plants that were purchased at regular price, with a receipt, and within 3 days of purchase.

For Returns:

  • With your original receipt and remainder of the plant, we can replace the plant with an item of equal value when available. If the plant is not in stock we will issue store credit.
  • Store credit will be issued for items returned to the locations they were originally purchased from. We can not give cash back, only store credit

For Guarantees:

  • Our 6-month guarantee applies to Trees & Shrubs ONLY.
  • This guarantee applies only to items purchased at regular price. Discounted items do not have a guarantee.
  • Our 6-month guarantee does NOT apply to Bedding plants, Perennials, Tropicals, Houseplants, Vegetables, or Herbs.

Once a customer has purchased a plant, it is up to the customer to water correctly and protect the plants from acts of nature we cannot control.

Deals & Promos
When we’ve got an amazing promotion to shout about at both of the nurseries, this is where you’ll find them. It could be a special variety of a plant that you just have to find out about, a special price combo for select items in the nursery, a contest, give-away, or we may want to let you know about some products that will treat you and your garden right.

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Bonus Bucks Reward Program

How do I use my bonus bucks?

  • Bonus Bucks are given out during our spring season up to June 30th.
  • $1 in Bonus Bucks is awarded per every $10 purchase. (Purchase must amount to no less than $10 for the award).
  • Bonus Bucks are then redeemed during August 1st-31st of that current year.
  • The maximum amount of Bonus Bucks that can be used on an item can be no greater than 50%, half of the total purchase price not including the tax.
  • One dollar of Bonus Bucks is equivalent to $1.00 toward the purchase of merchandise, for up to one half (50%) of the total purchase price before sales tax. EX: $12.49 item (price before sales tax). You pay 6 Bonus Bucks coupons + $6.49 cash + sales tax.
  • Bonus Bucks cannot be used on already discounted or sale items.
  • Bonus Bucks cannot be used on gift certificate purchases.
  • Bonus Bucks are only accepted August 1 – August 31st of the current year. No Bonus Bucks from past years may be redeemed.

**ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO GUARANTEE OFFERED ON DISCOUNTED PLANTS!

Make sure to check out this month’s Featured Plants and Products page where we highlight some of the items you can spend your Bonus Bucks on. With pretty much everything in the store up for grabs, you are sure to not have any problems finding something to spend your Bonus Bucks on.

Use your Bonus Buck on: Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Annuals, Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Tropicals, Mulch, Soil, Compost, Fertilizers, Pots (plastic and ceramic), Statues, Bird Baths, Fountains, Iron Yard Art, and items from our gift shop. Are you getting the picture? Even brand new shipments are available to you to use your Bonus Bucks on. With fall planting being prime time to plant woody ornamentals, and fall lawn fertilizing right around the corner, Bonus Bucks redemption days falls during a perfect time for you to stock up! So dig up all your bucks and hurry in to Rainbow Gardens before the month of August is up.

City Programs

City of San Antonio Waste Management Programs
When it’s time to prune and trim our trees and shrubs, sometimes the last thing on our mind is what to do with the brush after we’ve completed the task. San Antonio Waste Management offers two city brush collections a year, usually around 6 months apart (the most recent happened in July 2018). It might be a good idea to try and time your pruning around the time they’ll come through with their big trucks and dispose of it for you. See the links below for more info about Waste Management’s regulations for brush pick up, free landfill day, and other helpful tips.

If you find yourself needing the San Antonio Solid Waste Management brush service outside of the times of their free brush pick up, you can just pay a service fee of only 25 cents per pound and drop off your brush yourself. The price goes up a tiny bit after you’ve surpassed 20 pounds of brush, but it’s still really cheap! It’s a great option for when you just need to fill in some walkways, or maybe to fill in a playground. Remember to bring your most recent CPS energy bill and a photo ID to take advantage of these services.

Not only does the city offer brush collection and free landfill days, but San Antonio Solid Waste Management also offers mulch pick up at their recycling centers for a minimal fee. You can load up a pickup truck full finely ground mulch for only 3 cents per pound up to 20 pounds. Or….if you are just looking for some coarsely ground mulch, it is offered for free, year round! Christmas tree mulch is offered for free for a limited time after January 1st. What a deal! Just remember to bring a tarp with you to cover your mulch so you don’t get fined according to the Tarp Law-City Ordinance #72272.

Thank you, City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management for these awesome programs we residents can take advantage of.

Solid Waste Management Free Brush Pick Up

Solid Waste Management Free Bulk Pick Up

Solid Waste Management City Landfill Day

Preventing Oak Wilt

 

CPS Energy Tree Rebates for San Antonio
Get $50 Back Per Tree Purchased With CPS Green Shade Tree Rebates for San Antonio

How does saving money and saving energy all while planting a some gorgeous trees for your home or business sound to you? CPS Energy offers you a great opportunity to do all of this with their Green Shade Tree Rebate program. Planting trees can offer shade to your properties to assist in saving energy that is expelled through the use of air conditioners when trying to cool down homes and businesses. And of course, just as importantly, trees are amazing for the environment. CPS offers a $50 rebate per tree planted when you apply and follow their guidelines in their Green Shade Tree Rebate program. Rainbow Gardens is proud to be a supporter of this great city program.

CPS GREEN SHADE REBATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

-Trees must be purchased between the dates of October 1st 2018 – April 30 2019.

-Trees must be a variety from the qualifying list of trees specified by CPS Energy. Qualifying tree list from CPS Energy. You should be able to find most, if not all, of these qualifying trees at either of our Rainbow Gardens locations in San Antonio, TX.

-Trees must be 5 gallon or larger in size.

-A lifetime limit of 5 rebates is offered per address.

-Program is awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the funds for the program have been depleted.

-Application for program must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2019 and must include a photocopy of the receipt from time of purchase of the tree, AND a photocopy of your most recent CPS energy bill.

-Application for CPS Green Shade Rebate Program (English)

-Application for CPS Green Shade Rebate Program (Spanish)

CPS Green Shade Rebate Program Maintenance Guidelines

-In order to be in compliance of the Green Shade Rebate program, you will also need to follow their specified guidelines for taking care of your tree, before and after it has been planted. Please see Green Shade Program Guidelines for the information specified by CPS for this city program.

At both of our locations in San Antonio, Rainbow Gardens wants to help you be able to take part in this amazing program our great city has to offer. We have a wide range of varieties of trees that are qualified to meet the requirements of the CPS Green Shade Tree Rebate program. Come visit Rainbow Gardens and let us help you pick out the shade tree that would be best suited for your needs.

SAWS WaterSaver Rewards Program
SAWS WaterSaver Rewards Program offers you a chance to earn coupons for water saving products like plants, mulch, rain barrels, etc. by participating in SAWS-approved conservation programs. Each time you attend a SAWS-approved, educational based program, or enroll in a SAWS-approved conservation program, you earn points towards these coupons. You can bring in these coupons and redeem them at Rainbow Gardens for your water-saving plants and/or home and garden products. Please note the SAWS WaterSaver Rewards coupons cannot be used on Fertilizers, Pesticides and inorganic mulches.

Rainbow Gardens carries all your SAWS approved water-saving plants to make your landscape both beautiful and water-efficient. We have a terrific selection of native plants that naturally conserve water. We also carry mulch, compost, birdbaths, and other landscaping supplies that can be applied towards your SAWS WaterSaver Rewards coupons.

To earn these rewards, you could attend SAWS approved classes and events like: Home Composting Workshops, Nature Preserve Walks, Rain Harvesting Workshops, Gardening for Wildlife, Landscape Design School  classes, etc… There are a lot of events to choose from, and there are usually multiple classes and events each month. Be sure to check out the link to the SAWS event calendar below, which posts events that are WaterSaver Rewards eligible.

SAWS WaterSaver coupon amounts come in $25, $30, $50, $70. You could earn up to a total of $150! What a savings. And the whole time you are earning, you are also learning valuable information.

SAWS WaterSaver Program

Sign Up for SAWS WaterSaver Rewards Program

SAWS WaterSaver Rewards Eligible Events Calendar

*If you applied for the SAWS WaterSaving Rewards program in 2017 during the initial rollout of the program, and have already received your card, you do not have to apply again in 2018.

*You must use your coupons with 90 days of receiving them. This is a SAWS approved program and we CANNOT make exceptions or adjustments to their program.

*Only 1 coupon per amount, per person, per year.

*You can only redeem your coupons at approved, participating vendors….that’s us, Rainbow Gardens!

SAWS WaterSaving Landscape Coupon Program
SAWS and Rainbow Gardens offer you ways to easily save water and money while beautifying your landscape. Each spring and fall they have open enrollment for their WaterSaving Landscape coupons. Open enrollment for this year’s application for the fall SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupon Program begins on August 15th, 2018. You will find links to these city programs on this page, as well as other tips to help navigate through the process.

Rainbow Gardens is an approved vendor for your SAWS WaterSaver plants. We strive to continuously stock the plants you need to redeem your SAWS WaterSaver Landscape coupons.

SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Program

SAWS Step By Step Coupon Enrollment And Redemption Process

SAWS Approved Plant List For Fall 2018

SAWS Mulch Coupon 2018 (scroll down to bottom of page)

Here are the brochures for SAWS WaterSaving Landscape Coupon eligible plants. Tap and enlarge, or see link above for list from SAWS. Make sure to check the box for “coupon eligible” in search.

Extra things to know that tend to get overlooked:

*The list of SAWS approved plants on their website is pretty extensive, BUT…there are only a select amount that are approved for their coupons each spring and fall. We will post the flyers here on this page for each season with the exact plants you can choose from.

*Your coupon is designed to cover a portion of the cost of this program. It will NOT cover all of the cost.

*You MUST choose 15 plants, minimum. How far your coupon goes depends on the sizes of the plants you choose. EX: If you choose 15 plants in one gallon containers, your coupon will cover more of the cost than if you choose 15 plants in 3-5 gallon containers or larger.

*You MUST have your phone with you when you come to redeem your coupon. It is the only way SAWS can verify your enrollment in the program.

*Please remember that this is a SAWS program. We are approved vendors for plants, but we CANNOT make adjustments to coupons or exceptions to their program.

*Please read everything in the print when it comes to the rules of SAWS coupon programs. There are expiration dates, stipulations, and qualifications that must be met. We just want you to be well-informed so that you have a pleasant experience and get the most out of this great program that you can.

 

Events

Interested in Teaching a Seminar?

If you are interested in being a guest speaker at one of our weekly classes held spring through fall, please contact Laura Jarvis.

Kids Gardening Club Policy

Our Kids Garden Club class policies are as follows:

You must now sign up online for our Kids Gardening Club classes to ensure admittance to the class. You can access the online registration through our calendar/events page. Spaces are not guaranteed unless you have signed up/pre-payed for class. You will receive confirmation of your reservation in an email as well as a receipt for classes paid for.

Kids Garden Club is for ages 4-10. Please respect this age limit. Each individual class is tailored specifically to the level of interest of children in this age range.

Please arrive promptly for the classes. It is difficult for our instructors to stop the class and try to incorporate a late-comer into a class that has started. It is not fair to our instructors, nor the other kids in class that arrived on time. Classes begin at the start of the hour posted on our flyers.

All Rainbow Gardens Kids Garden Club classes that require a fee are NON-REFUNDABLE, unless we at Rainbow Gardens need to cancel the event.  Most of our classes have a limited class size. In accordance with our event policy, each time a reservation is made, a designated seat is held for that child. If that child doesn’t show up for the event, this will have prevented us from offering an available seat and to another child who wishes to reserve or pay for a spot.

We work hard to offer the children quality projects at bare minimum prices. We ask that you respect our policy of one project per child, and to only allow children to participate in the classes. In the event that we have extra supplies, and an extra project is desired, the materials may be able to be purchased at full price.

We will try to accommodate walk-ins, but they may be asked to attend a following class, if space is still available.

Parents/Guardians must stay on site during classes.

We get dirty sometimes, so play clothes are advised.

Please cancel in advance if you cannot make it to the class, so that another child that is waiting can fill the slot.

Become a Vendor

Are you a vendor that is interested in becoming a part of our event schedule this year or next? Do you have some amazing information that you would like to share by being a guest speaker at one of our seminars? Please contact our events coordinator.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Effective date: September 12, 2018

Rainbow Gardens (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.rainbowgardens.biz/ website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for Rainbow Gardens is managed with the help of Privacy Policies.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.rainbowgardens.biz/

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

USE OF DATA

Rainbow Gardens uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

TRANSFER OF DATA

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Rainbow Gardens will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

DISCLOSURE OF DATA

Legal Requirements

Rainbow Gardens may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Rainbow Gardens
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

SECURITY OF DATA

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By visiting this page on our website: https://www.rainbowgardens.biz/contact-us/contact-info/
  • By phone number: (210) 680-2394

 

 

Bonus Bucks Reward Program

How do I use my bonus bucks?

  • Bonus Bucks are given out during our spring season up to June 30th.
  • $1 in Bonus Bucks is awarded per every $10 purchase. (Purchase must amount to no less than $10 for the award).
  • Bonus Bucks are then redeemed during August 1st-31st of that current year.
  • The maximum amount of Bonus Bucks that can be used on an item can be no greater than 50%, half of the total purchase price not including the tax.
  • One dollar of Bonus Bucks is equivalent to $1.00 toward the purchase of merchandise, for up to one half (50%) of the total purchase price before sales tax. EX: $12.49 item (price before sales tax). You pay 6 Bonus Bucks coupons + $6.49 cash + sales tax.
  • Bonus Bucks cannot be used on already discounted or sale items.
  • Bonus Bucks cannot be used on gift certificate purchases.
  • Bonus Bucks are only accepted August 1 – August 31st of the current year. No Bonus Bucks from past years may be redeemed.

**ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO GUARANTEE OFFERED ON DISCOUNTED PLANTS!

Make sure to check out this month’s Featured Plants and Products page where we highlight some of the items you can spend your Bonus Bucks on. With pretty much everything in the store up for grabs, you are sure to not have any problems finding something to spend your Bonus Bucks on.

Use your Bonus Buck on: Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Annuals, Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Tropicals, Mulch, Soil, Compost, Fertilizers, Pots (plastic and ceramic), Statues, Bird Baths, Fountains, Iron Yard Art, and items from our gift shop. Are you getting the picture? Even brand new shipments are available to you to use your Bonus Bucks on. With fall planting being prime time to plant woody ornamentals, and fall lawn fertilizing right around the corner, Bonus Bucks redemption days falls during a perfect time for you to stock up! So dig up all your bucks and hurry in to Rainbow Gardens before the month of August is up.

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