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!
Leafy, Luscious, and Lots to 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!
About the Instructors: Angela Chandler is a lifelong gardener with a passion for learning and teaching. She tends a 1/2 acre garden in Highlands, Texas that includes ornamentals, fruits, a small experimental nursery, a flock of Buff Orpington chickens, and a Lab mix named Harley. Her gardening adventures would not...
East Meets West in the Practice of Qi Gong
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,...
VIDEO: How To Rehab Your Soil After A Flood
In this video, Beverly Welch is joined by Angela Chandler of The Gardening Academy. Bev and Angela discussed remediation and preparedness for soil before and after a flood.
Houston Llew Spiritiles Holiday Limited Edition
Every year, Houston creates a new limited edition Spiritile to herald the holiday season, available from November 1st until December 31st. While this year's piece is still a mystery, it is available…
Last of the Warm Season Vegetables
Some of the tomatoes looked like they might come back for the fall season until hurricane Harvey hit—too much water and waterlogged soils did most of them in but the peppers, eggplants…
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.
Silver Thyme Recipes
Orange Caramelized Carrots with Silve Thyme 2 tbsp Butter 16 oz Carrotz, sliced 3 cups Orange juice 1/2 tsp Silver Thyme Salt and Pepper to taste In a large saut� pan, heat... Read More >
Flavorful thymes abound-French, Lemon, English, and all their many varieties. Since our summer heat takes its toll on these ground-huggers, plant this month. Deep roots stay cooler during the summer and will... Read More >
Salad Burnet Recipes
Salad Burnet and Crab Spread 2 tbsp Salad Burnet, chopped 8 oz Crab meat, chopped and cleaned 4 oz Tomato, chopped 1 each Shallot, finely chopped 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp... Read More >
Dwarf Winter Savory
Instead of complaining about the heat, I'd like to invite you to look forward to cooler times by adding Dwarf Winter Savory to the edge of your garden. This much ignored creeping... Read More >