(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

Repot Your “Specialty Plant” Workshop – Supervised by Linda Gay
Linda Gay
Saturday,June 24,2017-10:00 AM
Linda Gay
Saturday,June 24,2017-10:00 AM

Orchids, Bromeliads, Staghorn Fern, Christmas Cactus or Heirloom Plant; Supplies fee only

Linda received her Associates Degree in Horticulture from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She moved to Houston the summer of 1979 and worked in the commercial green industry until 1985. October 1985 Linda stared at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and retired in May 2011. She was the director for 11 years. Linda is first and foremost a gardener, constantly manipulating soils and putting new plants in the garden, always learning and growing. She has killed plants every which way you can and this experience has made me a plant expert. After 6 months of retirement Linda was very fortuitous and landed in the coolest gardener’s paradise, The Arbor Gate in Tomball, Texas.

Build Your Own Succulent Garden or Rehab Your Current One – Supervised by Linda Gay
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 1,2017-10:00 AM
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 1,2017-10:00 AM

Bring your own container or purchase one, learn how to successfully plant and grow succulents in our humid, wet climate. Supplies Fee only.

Linda received her Associates Degree in Horticulture from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She moved to Houston the summer of 1979 and worked in the commercial green industry until 1985. October 1985 Linda stared at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and retired in May 2011. She was the director for 11 years. Linda is first and foremost a gardener, constantly manipulating soils and putting new plants in the garden, always learning and growing. She has killed plants every which way you can and this experience has made me a plant expert. After 6 months of retirement Linda was very fortuitous and landed in the coolest gardener’s paradise, The Arbor Gate in Tomball, Texas.

Create Your Own Jungalow Using Beautiful Tropical Plants That Cleanse Your Indoor Space
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 8,2017-10:00 AM
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 8,2017-10:00 AM

Plant selections for low light and bright light, watering techniques, pest control, and care is discussed, If you have an unhappy indoor plant bring in for urgent care.

Linda received her Associates Degree in Horticulture from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She moved to Houston the summer of 1979 and worked in the commercial green industry until 1985. October 1985 Linda stared at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and retired in May 2011. She was the director for 11 years. Linda is first and foremost a gardener, constantly manipulating soils and putting new plants in the garden, always learning and growing. She has killed plants every which way you can and this experience has made me a plant expert. After 6 months of retirement Linda was very fortuitous and landed in the coolest gardener’s paradise, The Arbor Gate in Tomball, Texas.

Patio, Porch, and Pool Container Gardening
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 15,2017-10:00 AM
Linda Gay
Saturday,July 15,2017-10:00 AM

Partying with plants in your favorite, summer outdoor spaces.

Linda received her Associates Degree in Horticulture from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She moved to Houston the summer of 1979 and worked in the commercial green industry until 1985. October 1985 Linda stared at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens and retired in May 2011. She was the director for 11 years. Linda is first and foremost a gardener, constantly manipulating soils and putting new plants in the garden, always learning and growing. She has killed plants every which way you can and this experience has made me a plant expert. After 6 months of retirement Linda was very fortuitous and landed in the coolest gardener’s paradise, The Arbor Gate in Tomball, Texas.

KIDS’ CLASS: Butterflies, Bugs, and Insects!
Stephanie Baker Ready to Grow Gardens
Wednesday,July 19,2017-09:00 AM
CLASS SIZE LIMIT: 20 KIDS
Stephanie Baker Ready to Grow Gardens
Wednesday,July 19,2017-09:00 AM

They are all around us in the garden, what are their names, what are their jobs, and why are they so very important to us? Join us for a fun summer garden camp where we will investigate beautiful butterflies, beneficial bugs and interesting insects that live in Texas and can be found at The Arbor Gate. Pollinators are important to our planet and help our gardens grow so lets learn all we can and become the experts!

At this camp everyone will make and take a beautiful painted butterfly rock and a gorgeous green grasshopper buddy. Plus take home a nectar plant that will attract butterflies to your yard and make exciting nature discoveries as we take a scavenger hunt through The Arbor Gate gardens. Bring a sack lunch and picnic with us under the tent then enjoy a cold Popsicle for a sweet treat.

Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch and be ready for fun!

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $55
Ages: 5-11

Stephanie Baker is the owner of Ready to Grow Gardens (RTGG), an outdoor educational company she started in 2002. RTGG partners with elementary and preschool campuses to bring learning gardens and professional garden educators teaching science, growing fruit and vegetables, and having fun in school gardens in and around the Houston area.

Stephanie’s passion is working with schools to design and create beautiful outdoor classrooms where children love to learn. To date RTGG has installed gardens at 20 elementary schools and 3 early education centers with more on the way in 2017! RTGG has developed unique garden based curriculum for students PreK- 5th grade which is taught in the school garden by a professional garden educator and integrated into the core science curriculum for each grade level.