Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Humble

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Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (over 250 acres) are county botanical gardens with an arboretum and natural areas located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States. They are open daily with free admission.

The gardens are named after Thelma and Charles Mercer, who purchased 14.5 acres (59,000 m2) in the late 1940s for their home and garden. They preserved native trees such as dogwoods, palmettos, rusty blackhaw viburnum, and hawthorns, and introduced camellias and exotic tree species such as ginkgo, bauhinia, philadelphus, camphor, and tung oil. The property was purchased by Harris County in 1974, and has grown to 325 acres (1.32 km2).
The gardens include an Azalea trail, hills, a Bald Cypress Pond, a Bamboo Garden, an Endangered Species Garden, an Herb Garden, a Hickory Bog, the Jake Roberts Maple Collection, the Post Oak Uplands, a Prehistoric Garden, a Rock Garden, the William D. Lee Iris Collection, Perennial Gardens, a Tropical Garden, a playground, picnic tables, walking paths, and a gift shop.
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  • What a Wonderful Place to get out and take walk. It's Beautiful and well kept. Plus, it's free! What a Gem.  more »
  • I visited this Arboretum last two years before the flood but now it has been renovated and reform to a great extent. I would visit this place again and again because my passion is flowers trees and...  more »
  • Words can't describe how beautiful and marvelous this place is. We hired a photographer to take our wedding pictures here. Its nice to walk around and also take some photo shoots around this place. I pictures, I would recommend doing it in the morning or evening due to hot weather in Houston. Its fresher around these time frames.
  • This is a beautiful place to visit. Very clean, scenic and well maintained. (Good place to get pictures) You can see different kinds of flowers and trees with lots of trails go around. Some parts of the garden are closed, I think it is due to some on-going constructions (Because of the Hurricane Harvey) Wonderful place to visit to clear your mind :) The admission to the garden is free. There are few parking spots available inside the premises but it will fill up quickly in the busy season.

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