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Mercer Announces Tropical Garden Reopening Bookmark

Mercer Announces Tropical Garden Reopening
Although the garden required work after last year's flood, plans to update the garden actually began six years ago. The garden’s redevelopment wasn’t just sparked by last year’s flood. Plans to update the garden actually began six years ago. “The garden needed wider paths to meet ADA standards, along with other improvements,” said Jeff Heilers, Mercer’s horticulture operations manager. “We thought as long as we were making the updates, we should also incorporate another photo

Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale at Mercer Botanic Gardens
Support local and migrating pollinators in your community while adding color to your fall landscape! Discover caterpillar- and butterfly-host plants during Mercer’s Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Side Gardens. These plants not only provide a critical food source for bees and butterflies, they also add beauty to the landscape. Be on the lookout for these pollinator favorites at the plant sale: • Showy Milkweed

Little Blue Library at Mercer Bookmark

Little Blue Library at Mercer
For many patrons to Mercer Botanic Gardens, a visit to the park isn’t complete without a stop at Baldwin Boettcher Library. So, when the library closed last year due to severe flood damage, Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Jim Nutter, interim director at Mercer Botanic Gardens, and Edward Melton, director of the Harris County Public Library system (HCPL), started working together to bring books back to the garden. They called it ‘Operation Dreamers and Schemers.’ “We looked at innovative ways to keep a library