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!
Gifts from the Herb Garden
About the Instructor: Henry Flowers is a native Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Horticulture. He is currently the Garden Director at the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas where, with the help of many volunteers, he oversees...
East Meets West in the Practice of Qi Gong
Better with Booze
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,...
Houston Rose Society “Roses Love Companions!”
The Houston Rose Society is delighted to announce that on Thursday, September 14, Linda Gay an Arbor Gate favorite will be our speaker! Linda says, ”Whether a single rose plant or a…
6th Annual Texas Fruit Conference
The Texas Fruit Conference will hold its 6th educational program for new and experienced fruit growers on October 2nd and 3rd , 2017, at the City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.…
East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference
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.
October Magic Series Camellias
Camellia sasanqua As summer fades and we finally start to cool down, the October Magic Series usher in the camellia season in beautiful fashion. Graceful in form and one of the loveliest... Read More >
Maiden Grass, Cassian Fountain Grass and Shenandoah Switch Grass
Cassian Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides One of the best dwarf Fountain Grasses for the Houston area. Nice tight clumps of narrow green foliage topeed with creamy-white fox-tail flower heads in summer that... Read More >
Rosemary Honey Pull Apart Bread 18 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing 4 cups Flour, plus more for dusting 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese 1 tbsp. Salem Rosemary, finely chopped... Read More >
German Winter Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
The Arbor Gate's monthly 'Herb Picks' for 2014 honor the memory of Madalene Hill and celebrate her pioneering work in bringing herbs to all the gardeners of the Gulf South (and beyond).... Read More >