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!
East Meets West in the Practice of Qi Gong
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,...
Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollenators
About the Instructor: Nancy grew up in Alberta, Canada – a land of long, cold winters and short, relatively cool summers. This was not the ideal place for someone who loves insects and gardening! So she moved south as soon as she could – spending almost two years in Mexico,...
About the Instructor: Chris is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he majored in horticulture and floriculture, and was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Chris founded the Southern Bulb Co. from a college project upon graduation.
Buddy Lee to speak at Breedlove Nursery
Nationally known plant breeder Buddy Lee will speak at Breedlove Nursery & Landscape at 10:00 a.m. October 7. Admission is free. Breedlove Nursery is one mile west of Loop 323 on Hwy.…
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to Host Wildlife and Timber Tax Program
Tyler, Texas — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will be hosting an Ag, Wildlife, and Timber Tax Valuation Program Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:00-8:30 PM at the…
VIDEO: Using Herbs in the Landscape
This month, Beverly Welch is joined by Ann Wheeler of Log House Herbs. They discussed planting any time of the year and using herbs in your landscape. - [Beverly] Welcome to the…
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.
Ruby Grass – Rychelytrum neriglume
A strikingly beautiful ornamental grass with silver-blue foliage that brushes purple-red in the fall. Irridescent ruby-pink blooms from early summer through fall, acquiring a silvery appearance as they age. Grows about 20".... Read More >
Something New For Your Thanksgiving Feast
By Ann McCormick Thanksgiving dinner is the big event in every cook's year. If the prospect of cooking yet another feast makes you feel less than thankful, perhaps it's time to spice... Read More >
Lime Balm Dressing
Ingredients: 2 cups Lime Balm leaves 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste) 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste) 1/4 cup Lemon Juice or Vinegar 1/2 tsp onion powder... Read More >
Cheerful St. John’s Wort
One of the more popular herbs used to treat mild depression is St. John's wort. Extract from this perennial has been demonstrated to be effective with few side effects. I think it... Read More >