Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Humble

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An oasis of serenity and natural beauty along Cypress Creek, Mercer Botanic Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece. These 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods showcase the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. A living museum, it is also home to a wealth of animal life. There is no fee for admission.

Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 park department facility with botanic research and display gardens on the east side of Aldine Westfield Road. The western portion of the garden contains walking trails, picnic areas and playground facilities.


Jan. 1-March 19: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 20-April 2: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

April 3-May 28: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

May 29-Aug. 20: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Aug. 21-Sept. 10: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sept. 11-Oct. 1: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 2-Oct. 22: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Oct. 23-Nov. 4: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Nov. 5-Dec. 31: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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  • Visited for the first time on Good Friday and the weather was perfect. Sunny and breezy. Lots of people out enjoying the beautiful grounds by never got crowded. Was able to find quiet benches in shade...  more »
  • This park sustained substantial damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Since then most of the arboretum is unreachable. There have been new hardscapeS added to the front gardens to include more native ...  more »
  • Mercer is open year round [except with major flooding like Hurricane Harvey]and is quite convenient to Houston's big airport, the gardens are lovely as are the hiking trails through the forest. Every spring in March they have a fabulous plant sale with lots of volunteers on hand to answer all your questions. So many wedding photos have been shot in this gorgeous locale.
  • Gorgeous garden with lots of trails. Beautiful beds of flowers each of them named. Nice place to go for a walk , date or picnic while enjoying the beautiful and tranquil nature. Great place to take wedding pictures as it has a wonderful scenery. Love to come here when I want to clear my head. Such a lovely, quiet place!

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