The Arbor Gate,Way More than a Garden Center…
Welcome To The Arbor Gate
The Arbor Gate, way more than a garden center, is quite literally an inspired collection that includes unusual plants, artisan-created decorative pieces, and a constantly changing array of items that bring beauty, comfort, and even flavor to the home and garden.
The Gate (as it’s fondly called) is your entry to our symphony of color, fragrance, form, and function that can infuse your indoor and outdoor living spaces with personal warmth and beauty.
Plants are our passion – regardless of your primary aim when you visit us, you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent display gardens that can’t help but inspire your creativity. And because the Arbor Gate family includes so many experienced and dedicated gardeners and plant experts, your questions will be answered with an unusual depth of knowledge and know-how.
We look forward to helping you achieve your own vision, whether you come to The Arbor Gate for information, inspiration, or both.
Join us and our dragonflies — take an ordinary journey to an extraordinary place!
About the Instructor: Gaye is the Past President of the Houston Rose Society and an international lecturer and writer. She is involved in a number of rose trials around the country and has evaluated Kordes’ roses in trials in Oregon, New York and Texas. She is also a contributing author...
Attracting Bluebirds To The Garden
About the Instructor: Linda is a Texas Master naturalist and has monitored bluebirds in her backyard for years. She also monitors a bluebird trail at a nearby State Forest and reports all data to Cornell Laboratories, NestWatch program.
The Southern Heirloom Landscape
About the Instructors: Dr. Welch is the Texas Agrilife Extension Landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M, and co-author of Heirloom Gardening in the South-Yesterdays Plants for Today’s Gardens (Texas A&M University Press) with Greg Grant. Chris is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he majored in horticulture and floriculture,...
Earth-Kind Residential Landscaping School
VIDEO: How to Maintain Your Citrus Tree
Angela Chandler joined Beverly Welch in this follow up video to their original Espalier video.
Greg Grant to speak on Antique Roses at Library Lecture Series
The Smith County Master Gardeners have partnered with Tyler’s Carnegie Public Library to offer a new speaker series in 2017. Focused on relevant gardening topics for Smith County and the surrounding area,…
You’ll find the plant selection here at The Arbor Gate to be incredibly diverse!
One of our specialties is roses. The year we offer will over 100 varieties of antique, old and own root roses. The roses have been around for generations, and for good reason! Disease and pest resistant, these varieties require little care and will be highlights in your garden for years to come. In addition, we carry all the Earthkind varieties, which have been extensively tested by Texas A&M University for hardiness, long bloom time, and easy care.
Our display gardens showcase our plants in natural settings. Wondering what herbs grow in Texas? Looking for that cottage garden look? Think you have too much shade to get color?
Our original shop, entered as soon as you pass through our signature arbor, carries anything and everything for the discerning gardener. Here you’ll find fertilizers, soil amendments, lawn products, garden hats, gloves, and gardening books.
A short stroll through our gardens brings you to The Arbor Gate too!, a treasure trove of amenities for enhancing the hospitable home. This delightful 1930’s frame house, discovered in the Houston Heights and moved to The Arbor Gate in the late 1990’s, is surrounded on all sides by stunning display gardens. The house, beautifully renovated, provides a unique environment that’s sure to stimulate your creativity and imagination.
Big Yellow Sage
Big Yellow Sage Salvia Madrensis A striking fall blooming salvia with incredible texture & spectacular 20�-30� long flower spikes of yellow flowers in the fall. This is a very long lived salvia... Read More >
Baked Goat Cheese with Lovage Pesto 2 cloves of garlic 4 tbsp olive oil 8 tbsp Panko breadcrumbs 1 tsp Parsley 4 slices Goat cheese 1/8 tsp Thyme Leaves 16 cherry tomatoes... Read More >
Salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
Salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor) is a delicious perennial herb produces an elegant fountain-like spray of pale green branches. The leaves grow in pairs and have a toothed edge. This feathery appearance makes... Read More >
In Southern Herb Growing, by Madalene Hill and Gwen Barclay, thymes are described as falling into three broad groups: �upright subshrubs 12 to 18 inches tall, creeping herbs up to 6 inches,... Read More >