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The Plant Collection

December 8, 2016 Back to Picks >

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Roses may be the world’s favorite flower, and they certainly occupy center stage at The Arbor Gate. The old and antique roses in our collection have been around for generations, thanks to their resistance to diseases and pests. We feature the Earthkind™ varieties — roses extensively tested by Texas A&M University for hardiness, long bloom time, and easy care.


Our ever-changing display gardens showcase our plants in natural settings. Take a stroll through our gardens to see sample beds in full bloom year round.

The Arbor Gate plant collection features perennials! Dependable, hardy, and exceptional performers, perennials are mainstays of any garden design — the proverbial “bones of the garden.”

Herbs lure many to the Arbor Gate just for our huge year-round collection of these intriguing and beautiful plants. Our varieties are chosen for suitability in the unique Gulf Coast climate. Please see the Madalene Hill Herb Garden page for more information, and be sure to browse through the Herb Garden and wonderful Herb House at your next visit!


Flower bulbs, especially those that will bloom and thrive as permanent plantings in local gardens, are seen in virtually every Arbor Gate display garden. Through our collaboration with Chris Wiesinger of Southern Heirloom Bulbs, we’ve acquired both the best bulbs, and the best information about them — both highly valued by our customers.


Looking for that hard-to-find native plant? Our carefully selected varieties will enhance any native garden design, and add great interest to gardens of any kind. If low maintenance is a priority, then these Texas gems are a must-have!



Homegrown vegetables are in the news and in our gardens as never before. With organic methods and well-chosen plants from local growers, you can produce healthful and beautiful veggies for the family table. And we can help — whether you’re building a vegetable garden, choosing the varieties you and your family will enjoy, or solving problems — our knowledgeable staff and great books can help you succeed.

Be sure to see our Links section to find an enormous collection of website addresses for gardening resources, as well!