(281) 351-8851 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas 77377
Sunday - Wednesday 9-5 Thursday - Saturday 9-6

Classes

Be Informed!

*There is no fee for classes unless otherwise noted*

The Arbor Gate’s frequent and wide-ranging classes, workshops, and special events provide enriching information and experiences throughout the gardening year. Our participants gain not only knowledge, but also inspiration and the incentive to get gardening! get cooking! get landscaping! get building that compost heap! get welding! and the list goes on!

Presenters range from published authors to local experts, some Arbor Gate favorites and others brand new to our audiences. Numerous authors of the books we stock are popular class and workshop presenters.

During the fall season until early December, and beginning again in the new year, a full and descriptive schedule, including speakers’ credentials and specific topics, are posted on the website at arborgate.com. Website sign-up makes it easy and convenient to get involved.

Whether your interest is horticultural, culinary, or artistic, there’s a class (or two or three) for you! So sign up, mark your calendars, and be ready to be energized and renewed.

MGCEU: Classes marked with an “MGCEU” are eligible for Master Gardener Continuing Education.

As Buckminster Fuller said, “You can never learn less, you can only learn more.”

Our Classes

Lunch with the Experts: Summer Color in the Landscape
Skip Richter Harris County Horticulturist
Wednesday,April 25,2018-12:00 PM
Skip Richter Harris County Horticulturist
Wednesday,April 25,2018-12:00 PM

Landscape color options are plentiful in the spring but in summer our landscapes often become a “sea of green”. Skip will discuss some of the best plant options for maintaining a beautiful, colorful landscape in the hot summer months.

About the Instructor:

Skip received his master’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. He has been with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service for 24 years in Montgomery, Travis and Harris County where he currently serves as a County Extension Agent in Horticulture.

Lunch with the Experts: Want to Grow Veggies? Where, What, and When to Plant!
Jeremy Kollaus Swiss Alp Growers
Wednesday,March 28,2018-12:00 PM
Jeremy Kollaus Swiss Alp Growers
Wednesday,March 28,2018-12:00 PM

From seed to table, Jeremy will share his knowledge and experience on producing a bountiful harvest.

About the Instructor:

Jeremy Kollaus’ low key approach to gardening appeals to the laid-back gardener in each of us. Not only an experienced vegetable gardener and grower, Jeremy is a great cook!

Lunch with the Experts: Better with Booze
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,April 11,2018-12:00 PM
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,April 11,2018-12:00 PM

Spirits, intoxicants, hooch, liqueur, alcohol, beer, wine, cocktails and “the drink”. There are so many names. Its uses are just as varied but if you believe it is only around to give you an altered emotional and mental state, you are missing its higher power. For most of recorded human history the liquid from fermented fruits, vegetables, grains and honey have served as a starting point for traditional healing remedies. I have seen clients use beer for kidney stones or decrease edema. Wine is a go to for relaxing nerves or grief. Amaro is an Italian digestive., settles the stomach. Peppermint Schnapps clears the sinuses. What does a Pina Colada or Margarita provide? Grow your own coconuts, pineapples, lemons, limes, and much more. Combine alcohol, herbs, and creativity to see what personal remedy is your favorite. Yes, there will be a little tasting.

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, schools, doctors’ offices and hospitals. Cynthia is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor and Aroma Therapist.

Lunch with the Experts: Fruit Drizzles
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,March 14,2018-12:00 PM
Cynthia Graham, RN, BSN
Wednesday,March 14,2018-12:00 PM

Enjoy just a nip with your fruit for its medicinal value.  Snack, dessert, to calm, uplift, socialize, no worries.  No one but you need know what is on or in your fruit drizzle.  Add pretty garnishments that also benefit your body for detoxification, mood and nourishment.

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, schools, doctors’ offices and hospitals. Cynthia is a Certified Qi Gong Instructor and Aroma Therapist.