The Arbor Gate,Way More than a Garden Center and Plant Nursery…
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!
Houston Rose Society presents “Using the Right Tool for the Job”
The topic of the June 13, 2019, meeting of the Houston Rose society will be “Using the Right Equipment for the Job.” Bob Patterson, owner of Southwest Fertilizer located at 5828 Bissonnet, Houston,…
I’ve been thinking about trees lately and for good reason. First of all, the remnants of the killer storm that destroyed the Caddo Museum in Cherokee County last month blew down one…
American Rose Center’s Green Thumb Educational Series: “Plants for the Pollinators”
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.
Honey Lemon Balm Bread 1 cup plus 1 tbsp Warm Water 2 tsp Yeast (I used Rapid Rise) ¼ cup Honey 2 tbsp Lemon Balm, minced 4 cups Bread Flour 2 Tbsp ... Read More >
Pao de Queijo & Roasted Beets with Dill
Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Puffs) 2 cups Tapioca Flour 1 cup Milk ½ cup Butter, Unsalted 1 tsp Salt 1½ tsp Dill, chopped 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese 2 Eggs Cayenne ... Read More >
Dill (Anthemum graveolens – Umbelliferae/Annual) and Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare, Umbelliferae/Perennial)
Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. ... Read More >
Parrot Gladiolus (Gladiolus natalensis)
Gladiolus natalensis, sometimes known as the parrot gladiolus is considered an heirloom plant for our area. This species can be left in the ground and grown as a perennial. Flowers of this ... Read More >