My New Outside Blog: Texas: Humble

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

 

Mercer #1

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is located in Humble, Texas off of Aldine Westfield.  This is a picture of the main building.

Mercer #2

Aside from great flowers, they have some cute metal sculptures like this one of yellow flowers.  There is another sculpture on the right, behind the ferns.

Mercer #3

The Arboretum is very good about having labels for the numerous varieties of flowers and plants.

Mercer #4

Two more sculptures.  The artist is exceptionally good at using metal odds and ends that look like scrap metal and making it into art.

Mercer #5

Here is an example of their wonderful landscaping, with the flowers, paved paths and trees.  Also, you can see the left side of one of the greenhouses.  They have planted the gardens so that there are flowers blooming all year round.  I forgot to mention, they have an herb garden and a butterfly enclosure.  Further back in the Arboretum is a water garden with stepping stones through the small ponds, and there are several hiking trails. 

Harris County purchased the land from Thelma and Charles Mercer in 1974,  and over the years have purchased more land to make this park a total of about 300 acres.  

The address is: 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, Tx  77338, their telephone number is 281-443-8731, and the website is: http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/.

Hope you can enjoy the beauty of this park as much as I have, it is a great place to see some beautiful flowers and get some exercise as well.

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsLiz Flint • November 25 2009 12:08PM
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