Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

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Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Garden are named after Thelma Mercer and Charles Mercer and open 250 acres of land along Cypress Creek for free daily.

The 14.5 acres of land were originally owned by Mercer and his wife and used as a home and garden, but were later purchased by Harris County and provided hiking trails, butterfly houses, restrooms, and picnic areas.

This botanical garden and botanical garden are well known in the United States and are home to the largest native and cultivated plants in the region. There are many attractions to visit, such as local bees, bright pink camellia, rare camphor trees and orchid trees. While on a picnic, why not watch the colorful thrushes and cardinals flying overhead.

Mercer is part of the District 4 Parks Authority of Harris County and is open daily except for: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year. There are no entrance fees. The Mercer Society is a 501c3 organization that supports Mercer, hosts various events throughout the year, and has a gift shop and garden plants.