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!
6th Annual Texas Fruit Conference
The Texas Fruit Conference will hold its 6th educational program for new and experienced fruit growers on October 2nd and 3rd , 2017, at the City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.…
East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference
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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.
Known as �Rau Ram� in Vietnam, this wonderful herb is highly valued for its flavor wherever it is grown. It has green, pointed leaves that are highly decorative, and the plant has... Read More >
If you�d like to try a new fragrance herb, try costmary. Its minty-spicy scent makes it good in scented mixtures. Costmary blends well with rosemary, bay leaves, sage, and other strong scents.... Read More >
How About Horehound?
For an interesting contrast to your other herbs try growing horehound (Marrubium vulgare). It is a somewhat sprawling perennial growing to just under two feet tall. The wrinkled blue-green leaves grow in... Read More >
Yarrow, which answers to numerous names -- soldiers' woundwort, carpenter's weed -- is an ancient herb. It is said to grow wherever man has trod the planet. Although it has an ancient... Read More >