Park Spotlight: Mercer Botanic Gardens

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Photo courtesy of The Mercer Society

In our Park Spotlight series, we take a closer look at Houston’s vast array of public recreational areas to shine a light on hidden and not so hidden gems. This week we’ll be spotlighting the Mercer Botanic Gardens. Join us as we take a trip through Houston, park by park.

Located in 30 minutes from Downtown Houston in the Humble Area, the Mercer Botanic Garden is an ever-changing showcase of diversity that spans over 300 acres of woodland sanctuary.

Holding the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants, the gardens are a living natural history museum, home to a wealth of animal life that depends on the plants and habitat found within its boundaries.

Visitors can stop in early, pack for a picnic, and enjoy exploring the vast acreage among native and cultivated plants, butterflies, birds, and at times, special seasonal events.

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Photo courtesy of The Mercer Society

Mercer Botanic Garden

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Photo courtesy of The Mercer Society