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Saving Rare and Endangered Species

When Mercer Botanic Gardens joined the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) in 1989, it made a pledge to protect some of the country’s most imperiled plants. In late August, Hurricane Harvey put that pledge to the test. At the time, Mercer maintained about 30 plant species for the CPC’s National Collection of Endangered Plants. Many […]

Mercer Arborist Helps Bring Monarchs to the Greenway

Mercer volunteer Fred Camarillo didn’t set out to be the butterfly man. He picked up the moniker one day while giving a presentation to students in Spring ISD. “All of a sudden, a kid yelled out, ‘It’s the butterfly man!’ It wasn’t my favorite name at first,” he said. “But, if that’s what it takes […]

Grant Benefits Mercer Botanic Gardens

Volunteers at Mercer Botanic Gardens have a new tool to help prepare for Mercer’s largest plant sale of the year. In January, Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust awarded The Mercer Society (TMS) the Metal to the Petal Utility Vehicle grant to replace a utility vehicle damaged during Hurricane Harvey. “The vehicle will help our volunteers transport […]

The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe Relocates to Old Town Spring

Want to support Mercer Botanic Gardens and find the perfect gift for the gardener in your family? Check out The Mercer Society Gift Shoppe at 400 Main Street in Old Town Spring. Filled with botanic treasures, holiday gifts, and an assortment of plants, The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe is open Monday through Saturday […]