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!
New and Improved Vertical Gardens
Steven Chamblee is the Chief Horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. He serves as Consulting Editor and Author for Neil Sperry’s GARDENS magazine, and writes a monthly e-newsletter column entitle Native Son, and is an Adjunct Instructor for Tarrant County College and Texas Christian University’s Extended Education. He has studied...
East Meets West in the Practice of Qigong
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, schools, doctors’ offices...
Lunch with the Experts: When Good Gardens Go Bad – Earth Friendly Solutions to Common Garden Problems
Judy is the author of several gardening books including Tomatillos: A Gardener’s Dream A Cook’s Delight and How To Become An Organic Gardener in 7 Easy Steps. Her book: What Can I Do With My Herbs? was published by Texas A&M Press in the spring of 2009. Her newest book,...
Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Dr. Jay Spiers, guest speaker
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at…
Water: The Necessary Ingredient
“Water, The Necessary Ingredient” is the topic of the Houston Rose Society meeting, Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. The parking lot…
Collecting Plant Specimens
At some point the day comes when a plant gets sick and presents with unfamiliar symptoms. While it is possible to conduct exhaustive internet searches, it is unlikely that such searches are…
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.
Mexican Oregano – Poliomintha maderensis
A beautiful small shrub with profuse blooms of violet and white from summer into fall. Very heat hardy. Although it is not a true oregano, this variety is commonly found in Mexican ... Read More >
Abutilon Biltmore Ball Gown
This variety of Chinese lantern is incredibly striking with its dangling, tiger-striped blooms. The plant matures to about 4 feet tall and blooms from summer through fall. Grows best in a bright ... Read More >
Bee Balm or Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
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 pick for ... Read More >
Popular Varieties of Rosemary
There’s no doubt about it. Every Texas garden needs at least one rosemary bush. This hardy herb is reliable, fragrant, and plays well with others in the garden. Here are five varieties ... Read More >