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Mercer’s Creekside Ramble Bookmark

Mercer’s Creekside Ramble
When the Tax Day flood hit the Houston area in April 2016, Mercer’s Creekside Ramble hadn’t even celebrated its grand opening. Planned as a scenic overlook along Cypress Creek, the woodland garden never stood a chance against the historic flood. Without a buffer, floodwaters from Cypress Creek hit the area at full force, burying the garden, including Mercer’s collection of azaleas and rare Japanese maples, under several feet of silt. Plans to restore the Ramble were delayed another year when Hurricane Harvey

Exploring Mercer’s West Side Arboretum Bookmark

Exploring Mercer’s West Side Arboretum
Taking the path less traveled at Mercer Botanic Gardens leads to amazing sites! Escape the crowds and head to Mercer’s West Side Arboretum for views of native plants, wildlife, and natural scenery. Located just across the street from the East Side Gardens, Mercer’s Hickory Bog features a 280-foot bridge and learning platform overlooking a thriving wetland ecosystem. Reptiles, small mammals, birds, and amphibians of all varieties populate the area, making this adventurous trail perfect for birders, nature enthusiasts, scientists, and anyone who wants close-up views of nature. Contrary to its name, Mercer’s Hickory Bog is technically a swamp because of its

Interim Director Shares Vision for Mercer Bookmark

Interim Director Shares Vision for Mercer
Big changes are coming to Mercer! Chris Ludwig, Mercer’s new interim director, announced Mercer’s new master plan will include a partnership with Baldwin Boettcher Library and several flood mitigation projects. “Our master plan will help us grow by identifying the best use of Mercer’s resources,” said Ludwig. “We may not be able to move the gardens, but we can make the inevitable floods less damaging.” Baldwin Boettcher Library and Mercer Botanic Gardens will transform into one destination with shared resources