Harris County Precinct 4Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
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Frequently Asked Questions

A list of the most frequently asked questions at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is provided below:

1. What is the accessibility of the gardens?
2. What are the hours of operation?
3. How do you read the plant labels?
4. Where is Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens?
5. Can I bring my pet to Mercer?
6. Who are Thelma and Charles Mercer?
7. Can I get married at Mercer?


Accessibility
Most garden areas are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Please contact the park to request special accommodations or to reserve a wheelchair.

How to Read Plant Labels
Labels and interpretive signage throughout the gardens provide plant information. Display labels include the plant’s common name, Latin name (scientific name), plant family, and geographic origin. This information reveals how plants are related and suggests suitable growing conditions.

Plant label

Weddings
Weddings are not permitted at Mercer.