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!
About the Instructor: Henry Flowers is a native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Horticulture. He is currently the Garden Director at the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas where, with the help of many volunteers, he oversees...
Lunch with the Experts: Summer Color in the Landscape
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.
Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollenators
About the Instructor: Nancy grew up in Alberta, Canada – a land of long, cold winters and short, relatively cool summers. This was not the ideal place for someone who loves insects and gardening! So she moved south as soon as she could – spending almost two years in Mexico,...
Lil’ Llew is Retiring!
Two years ago, Houston designed and released a Spiritile to honor his first-born son. The story that is written on the sides of the piece were his words about his littlest Llew.…
Which Rose is Right for You?
Thursday, May 10th, 2018 Roses come in all kinds of sizes, shapes, and colors. Chris Van Cleave, our guest speaker will reveal how to select the right roses for your garden based…
SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature horticulture professor Amanda McWhirt
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building…
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.
(Helichrysum italicum) Not all herbs are used primarily in cooking. With their culinary, aromatic, medicinal, economic and purely decorative qualities, herbs are often referred to as “the useful plants.” Each month’s herb ... Read More >
Mustard for Winter Warmth
New Year’s Day finds many of us putting up calendars for the new year and considering the prospect of cold weather ahead. Fortunately for Texas gardeners, even these cool months can be ... Read More >
Saratoga Gold Yaupon
(Ilex vomitoria) This beautiful yaupon reaches a height of 15-20′ tall and 8-10′ wide. Adorned with the most vibrant golden yellow berries, this tree provides a great food source for wildlife. Along ... Read More >
Citrus Snapper with Chives 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted 1 tsp Sugar 1 tbsp Shallot ½ tsp Lemon peel, grated ½ tsp Lime Peel, grated 1 tbsp Chives, minced 1 tbsp Lemon juice ... Read More >