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!
Conserving Water and Growing Beautiful Roses!
“Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation” is the topic of the Houston Rose Society meeting, August 10, 2017, 7:30 PM at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004. The parking…
Tomato Report 2017
This has been a good year for tomatoes in South Central Texas. Almost too good —90 plus varieties and tomatoes everywhere. They’re on the cabinets, ice chests, lawn furniture, the kitchen island…
Houston Rose Society Annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Celebration
The Houston Rose Society will hold its annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 7 to 9pm. Come join the fun! There will be vendors, door…
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.
Herbs With a Lemony Flavor
One of the most favorite food flavors is lemon. We enjoy it added to lemon chicken, lemonade, lemon poppy muffins and a host of other goodies. Fortunately this wonderful flavor is available... Read More >
Great mounding evergreen for the shade. Large bold foliage makes a spectacular accent in any perennial garden. Provides a beautiful contrast to fine-textured plants in the shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Average... Read More >
Mexican Mint Marigold
A native perennial member of the marigold family, Mexican Mint Marigold occupies a prominent place in the Texas culinary herb garden. Also known as Texas Tarragon, this reliable substitute for fresh French... Read More >
Recipes for May
Orange Caramelized Carrots with Thyme 2 tbsp Butter 16 oz Carrots,sliced 3 cups Orange juice 1/2 tsp Thyme Salt and Peeper to taste In a large saut� pan, heat butter over medium... Read More >