Community / Parks


Reservations must be made by residents 21 years of age and older.

Precinct 4 recommends reservations are made as soon as possible. All reservations are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please read about the Precinct 4 parks buildings/pavilions and parks regulations before making reservations. Weddings are prohibited at Mercer.

Preferential reservations are given to Harris County residents. Persons not residing in Harris County may attend Precinct 4 programs, however, some programs are space-limited and are only available to non-residents when space permits.

How to make reservations at Mercer
To make reservations for group tours, register for activities and programs, or make reservations for park amenities, please call the Mercer Botanic Gardens park office.

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What amenities require reservations?
The activities and amenities listed below require advance reservations:

Tours/Field Trips 
All groups are asked to make advance reservations. Self-guided group tours may be scheduled at any time. Allow three weeks notice for guided tours.

*There is no charge for tours; however, contributions to offset program costs are appreciated.

Barbecue Pavilions
Groups may reserve barbecue pavilions for use during their visit.

For more information on buildings/pavilions policies, please visit the link here.

Cancellations should be made as soon as possible by calling the Mercer Botanic Gardens office at 713-274-4160 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A group failing to inform the Mercer Botanic Gardens office of a canceled function/event is subject to forfeiture of future bookings.

Confirmation of reservations for a barbecue pavilion will be received 10 days after Mercer Botanic Gardens receives the reservation request.

An incomplete form can cause delay in the process and confirmation of reservation requests.

We ask all photographers to please read and follow these photography guidelines while using the facility.