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Mercer Botanic Gardens Fall-Winter 2018 Program Schedule Bookmark

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or online at www.hcp4.net/Community/Parks/Mercer.

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