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!
Shut Up and Plant Something!
About the Instructor: Greg Grant is a horticulturist, conservationist, and writer from Tyler, Texas. Each month he writes an article for the Arbor Gate Blog where he is given free range to write about any topic that interests him. During the week he is the Smith County horticulturist in Tyler...
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,...
Best Trees for the Gulf South
About the Instructor: Dr. David Creech, Professor of Horticulture, has been at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas since September, 1978. His teaching responsibilities include courses in fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management, landscape plant materials, plant propagation, and nursery management. His effort has focused on blueberry germplasm and...
PLEASE STOP PLANTING CRAPE MYRTLES!!
The way crape myrtles look in February and March is a travesty (a distorted representation of a tree) and a tragedy (an event causing great suffering destruction and distress) to the individual…
Greg Grant featured in the New York Times
"As a matter of habit, Greg Grant leaves his varmint gun at home when he gives a garden tour. But on a late winter Saturday afternoon in Arcadia, Tex., while Mr. Grant…
VIDEO: Did My Herbs Survive the Winter?
Ann Wheeler from Log House Herbs is joined by The Arbor Gate's Beverly Welch and helps us identify which of our herbs survived the Gulf Coast Winter. [Beverly] Why, Ann, I… It's…
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 >