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!
Fruit Culture Day
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...
Rose Pruning and Planting
About the Instructor: Gaye is the Past President of the Houston Rose Society and an international lecturer and writer. She is involved in a number of rose trials around the country and has evaluated Kordes’ roses in trials in Oregon, New York and Texas. She is also a contributing author...
Spring Vegetable Gardening
About the Instructors: Tom is the Extension Agent Emeritus for Montgomery County and his new website is www.gardeningwithtomleroy.com, while Bill is a well known professional photographer and Extension Agent Emeritus for Harris County. Together, they have co-authored The Southern Kitchen Garden. Bill is also a contributor to the Arbor Gate’s...
VIDEO: Pruning the High Density Orchard
In this video, Beverly is joined by Angela Chandler of the Garden Academy. They discuss the best ways to prune your high density orchard trees. [Beverly] Hi, I'm Beverly Welch here at…
SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Moody Gardens Director
**UPDATE** Due to illness, Danny Carson, our Theresa and Les Reeves Guest Speaker for tomorrow night, is unable to present. In his absence, Greg Grant has agreed to present a lecture titled,…
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
Roses are known by everyone in the world, you don’t have to be a gardener to know what a rose bloom looks like. There are many different groups of roses and climate…
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 >