The sign and entrance appear nondescript, but try not to judge this garden center by its parking lot. On the other side of that blue building is five acres of "gardening heaven" as described on their website. Past the check out area into the gardens you've definitely left Kansas and arrived in OZ -- or make that "aahhhs."
An inviting and colorful entrance to the gardens. Annuals, natives and drought tolerant perennials are just the beginning. You'll also find a seemingly endless selection of trees, shrubs, tropicals, herbs and veggies in an organized layout. They also carry a full selection of soils, mulches, amendments, fertilizers and garden supplies. Add in the beautiful display gardens and a gardener could spend hours here.
One more distraction along the way -- Rows of glazed ceramic pots by color. Planters and pots in other materials are also on display.
My favorite section, the ornamental grasses! Worth the wait since they look awesome despite the heat and drought of summer.
Around the other side is the butterfly garden display
Ideas for a variety of gardens..."gardening heaven"?
Rainbow Gardens is known for detailed display labels with specific information on how a plant will perform in our San Antonio climate.
Huge selection of trees in sturdy wind resistant containers
Displays under the oaks with those helpful tags everywhere. Rainbow Gardens' other location on Thousand Oaks is also five acres and just as nice.
Heading back on the other side of the gardens, I'll end the tour with this view of all those plants under beautiful oaks at Rainbow Gardens #3 in San Antonio.