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!
HRS Thursday Meeting – NEW LOCATION! “Growing Healthy Roses in Containers”
The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77008. Admission is free. The…
He loved to reap, he loved to sow. Flowers on earth he loved to grow. The rose of Sharon’s now his to see, A gardener in heaven he’s sure to be. All…
Growing Lavender in Texas
In this video, Arbor Gate's Beverly Welch and Ann Wheeler of Log House Herbs give us tips on growing lavender in Texas. - [Beverly] Hi. Welcome to the Arbor Gate. I'm Beverly…
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.
Lovage Chowder ½ lb. Chicken Breast, diced, fat removed 2 tbsp Pecan Oil 2 cups Leek, green and white parts, sliced 1 cup Lovage, chopped 6 cups Russet Potato, diced 4 cups ... Read More >
Little Volcano Lespedeza (Lespedeza liukiuensis)
A graceful, deciduous shrub that erupts with bright rosy wine flowers in the fall (and normally a surprise bloom cycle in the spring). Upright, clumping branches are covered with small, dark green ... Read More >
Manfreda ‘Macho Mocha’
This eye-catching succulent has stunning large leaves that sport markings in lavender and chocolate hues. Strong coloring in cooler temperatures. Grows well in sun to partial shade. Requires little water once established. ... Read More >
Lovage and Chervil (Umbelliferae, Annual locally)
Our monthly herb picks for this year will focus on a variety of familiar culinary herbs. Some, like parsley, are such old friends that we overlook a few of their culinary uses. ... Read More >