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!
Fall Vegetable Garden
Tom LeRoy is the Extension Agent Emeritus for Montgomery County and his new website is www.gardeningwithtomleroy.com, while Bill Adams 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 blog.
Lunch with the Experts: Water for Wildlife
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 be possible without...
Perennial Companions to Heirloom Bulbs
Heidi Sheesley is the owner of TreeSearch Farms, the Gulf Coast’s premier provider of perennials, natives, unique, and unusual plants.
The Most Important Advice for Autumn
One of the most common issues I see in our area is soil that lacks the nutrients needed to sustain trees. Inadequate soil conditions make it difficult for trees to grow and…
Rose Rosette Disease Symposium at American Rose Center
Shreveport, LA– The American Rose Center, the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association and the American Rose Society and Gulf District of the ARS will host a Rose Rosette Disease Symposium…
Texas Members to Host Southern Garden History Society Program in Historic Nacogdoches, Texas
The Southern Garden History Society, along with SFA Gardens, Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas…
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.
September 2018 recipes
Strawberry Mint Tiramisu 1 ¼ cups Strawberry Preserves 2 tbsp Mint, chopped 1/3 cup plus 4 tbsp Grand Marnier divided 1/3 cup Orange Juice 1 lb. Mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 1/3 ... Read More >
(Tanacetum vulgar) Perennial 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 ... Read More >
X Gordlinia grandiflora
A perfect blend of two wonderful Southeastern native trees, Gordonia lasianthus and Franklinia alatamaha. This small tree seems to have inherited the good traits of both parents while shrugging off the problems ... Read More >
Red Hot Hibiscus
Beautiful red, pink, white and green variegated foliage makes a striking statement in any garden or container. Grows in full to part sun. Bright red flowers adorn this showy shrub from summer ... Read More >