Community / Parks

Events and Programs

Botanic Trips Winter/Spring 2018 (PDF)
Garden Explorers Kids Summer Program
Lunch Bunch Spring/Summer 2018 (PDF)
Children's Garden Grand Opening (PDF)
Tea in the Gardens (PDF)
Summer Garden Club 2018 (PDF)

Annual Events

(Events sponsored by The Mercer Society)

March Mart Plant Sale 
Friday, March 16 
- VIP Event: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
- TMS Members: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
- Open to the public: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March Mart, Mercer’s largest plant sale, is held each March and highlights unusual and choice plant varieties unavailable in local markets. For more information on March Mart, click here or call 713-274-4160. Become a volunteer for March March 2018.

Summer Garden Club 2018
Details regarding the 2018 Summer Garden Club Workshop will be posted soon. 

Kids Summer Camp 2018
Join us each week as we explore a different aspect of nature through hands-on activities and games! Children 6-12 are welcome to attend all classes open from 9 a.m. to noon. Space is limited, so call 713-274-4160 or go online at to register!

Ongoing Programs

Children's Story Time in the Garden meets the third Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check in at the Visitor Center for the specific location. Free.

Stroller Strolls meets the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join other parents who want to get active in a family friendly outdoor setting. The stroller-filled group will tour the gardens once a month. Call 713-274-4160 for more information or for cancelations due to weather.

Lunch Bunch meets on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Bring a lunch to enjoy while listening to a lecture on a variety of gardening topics.

Cypress Creek Daylily Club meets the fourth Sunday of most months from 2 p.m. to 4 the Visitor Center.

Volunteer Program
Volunteers are an essential part of Mercer and are involved in activities including gardening, teaching, fund-raising, guiding interpretive tours, and native plant conservation. Become a volunteer in this beautiful and stimulating environment by contacting the volunteer coordinator. For more volunteer information, please follow this link.