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!
VIDEO: Southern Bulbs
Beverly talks with Dany from HomeShow Garden Pros about the proper ways to work with Southern Bulbs. Embed Code:
The Rose of Winter
Camellia is a significant agricultural crop for the East as C. sinensis leaves are the source of the tea beverage we enjoy today! Most of the tea plants are grown in the…
Master Your Soil
Growing Successfully in Clay Soils Most people don’t think about roots of plants because roots are “out of sight, out of mind.” To have healthy roots you must have healthy soil for…
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.
The Parsleys (Petroselinum crispum – Umbelliferae/Biennial)
Our monthly herb picks for 2019 will feature a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. Others, like ... Read More >
Fig and Rosemary Crostini 12 baguette slices cut about 1/4″ thick on a bias 1 1/2 cups Brie, softened 1/4 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup Fig spread 2 sprig Rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp Honey Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread ... Read More >
Convert Holiday Bay Laurel to a Topiary
One of the living trees you may see during the holidays is bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). This multi-trunked tree sports 3- to 4-inch deep green glossy leaves growing densely along smooth-barked branches. ... Read More >
Rosemary Topiary Christmas Trees
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 >