The Arbor Gate,Way More than a Garden Center and Plant Nursery…
Welcome To The Arbor Gate
The Arbor Gate, way more than a garden center and plant nursery, 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!
Woody Trees and Shrubs to Make Your Neighbors Envy You
About the Instructor: Dr. David Creech, Professor of Horticulture, has been at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas since September, 1978. His teaching responsibilities include courses in fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management, landscape plant materials, plant propagation, and nursery management. His effort has focused on blueberry germplasm and...
About the Instructor: Angela Chandler is a lifelong gardener with a passion for learning and teaching. She tends a 1/2 acre garden in Highlands, Texas that includes ornamentals, fruits, a small experimental nursery, a flock of Buff Orpington chickens, and a Lab mix named Harley. Her gardening adventures would not...
What’s New and Unique in the Plant World
About the Instructor: Rand C. Hopkins grew up in Houston, TX and graduated from Clear Lake High School. Upon graduation he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. where he received a Bachelor of Sciences in Natural Resources with a minor in Horticulture. Rand started working for Monrovia in 1993 in...
Tomato Wind Protection
Like most tomato enthusiasts I’m always looking for new places to set out tomato plants. Recently I pruned out some fronds from a Texas Sabal palm. At first I put them on…
Houston Pond Society and Lone Star Koi Club’s Water Garden and Pond Tour
The Houston Pond Society and Lone Star Koi Club annual Water Garden and Pond Tour is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday May 6 and 7. Arbor Gate friends with ponds are invited to participate…
Chemical Safety in the Garden
“Chemical Safety in the Garden” will be the topic of the Houston Rose Society meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. The…
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.
Cheerful St. John’s Wort
One of the more popular herbs used to treat mild depression is St. John's wort. Extract from this perennial has been demonstrated to be effective with few side effects. I think it... Read More >
Hill Hardy Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madalene Hill’)
The Arbor Gate's monthly 'Herb Picks' for 2014 honor the memory of Madalene Hill and celebrate her pioneering work in bringing herbs to all the gardeners of the Gulf South (and beyond).... Read More >
Lemon Balm Recipes
Lemon Balm and Rosemary Cookies 2 tbsp. Lemon Balm leaves, minced 1 tbsp Rosemary leaves, minced 1 tsp. Lemon juice, fresh 1 cup Butter, softened 2/3 c. Sugar 1 Egg 2 1/3... Read More >
Thyme for Everyone
The varieties of thyme abound-probably exceeding 400-but new hybrids appear every year because of its ability to cross-pollinate. Thyme requires well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine, making them good candidates for container... Read More >