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!
Pamper Yourself, Don’t Pollute
About the Instructor: Cynthia Graham is an RN (BSN-UT Houston) with an avid interest in traditional home remedies, cultural healing practices, and mind body-disciplines. She has studied holistic practices as far away as Beijing, China and as near as San Marcos, Texas. Her practice settings include barns, campgrounds, archeological digs,...
Gardening with Color – Creating the WOW Factor
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...
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...
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…
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.
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.
Varieties of Sage For Your Garden
Every herb garden needs at least one planting of sage (Salvia officinalis), a gray-green hardy perennial native to the Mediterranean. The thick oval leaves of this herb are 2 to 3 inches... Read More >
Cassia corymbosa A tall, upright, fast growing shrub with feathery, compound leaves & a bright colorful display of large clusters of 1� yellow blooms from late summer to winter. It�s normally evergreen... Read More >
The darling of thymes; a beautiful dark green, upright, lemon-scented variety that is superb in the kitchen. The upright variety can make great mounds in just a couple of years, and performs... Read More >
If you enjoy container, try growing cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), a tropical spice related to ginger. Like ginger, it grows from a thick, fleshy rhizome but the seeds, not the roots, are used... Read More >