Community / Parks

Events and Programs

Upcoming Events

Fall-Winter 2016 Programs (PDF)
Summer 2016 Programs (PDF)
Forensic Science Workshop (PDF)
Student Research & Education Symposium (PDF)


Mercer holds several popular events and programs annually.

Annual Events
(Events sponsored by The Mercer Society)

Autumn Plant Sale and Market 2016
Saturday, September 24

This sale features a wide variety of unique plants, including those that are “Mercer Grown.” The market includes vendors selling garden-related products and natural environmentally-friendly products.

Garden Party Gala and Auction 2016
Saturday, October 8

Party-goers dine and dance under the stars while bidding on unique and extraordinary garden-themed treasures.

March Mart Plant Sale 2017
Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18 
8 a.m. to 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.

Call Mercer at 713-274-4160 for more information.

Summer Color Plant Sale and Workshops 2017
Stay tuned for details regarding the 2017 Summer Color Plant Sale! 

Kids Summer Camp 2017
Stay tuned for details regarding the 2017 Summer Camp!

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.

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.

Chrysanthemum Society meets the fourth Friday of most months from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Visitor Center.

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