Mercer Botanic Gardens

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Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens has more than 1,000 acres of managed flower beds, and the park covers about 450 acres, most of which are in the forest, Ludwig said. Mercer's main garden is on the west side of Aldine - Westfield Road, home to the city's first-ever public garden, with colorful flower beds that welcome people as they enter. The Mercer Arboretums and Botanical Gardens have about 2,500 hectares of cultivated flowers and beds in a park that includes one hectare of Cypress Creek, some of which are in woodland. On the east side are beautifully maintained gardens with a variety of plant species, such as endangered species, wildflowers, birds, and butterflies, to name a few, and the first butterfly garden in the city. The Arboretum on the west side, between Aldine and Westfield, has a picnic area in the middle of a forest that winds its way through beautifully preserved woods on several kilometers of trails.

Birds and Butterflies

On the east side there is also a large garden with a variety of plant species such as wildflowers, birds and butterflies, as well as a hiking trail. This garden treasure, which surrounds Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County, has been particularly hard hit by the recent flooding of the Houston River and its tributaries. Although it reopened to the public on Wednesday, according to director Darrin Duling, it will take years for the landscape to return to its former glory. For three days, the park, owned by the county, which includes more than 1,000 hectares of crops, trees, shrubs and other vegetation, was flooded by rushing floods. On the east side is a beautifully maintained garden with a variety of endangered species, such as wildflowers, butterflies, birds, bees and birds of prey, to name just a few. The Arboretum on the west side, near Aldine and Westfield, has a picnic area in the middle of a forest that winds its way through beautifully preserved woods on several kilometers of trails. There is also a hiking trail on the east side, and the garden is now part of a 450-acre area that includes hiking and cycling trails to and from the east and west sides, as well as a well-kept garden and a newly renovated herb garden. Much of the garden was rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey flooded the area with about 10-12 feet of water, washed away small plants in surrounding woodlands, and flooded some buildings. We spent most of our time cleaning the buildings and getting them back to a place of work, "Ludwig said. Mercer is one of several parks in Harris County Precinct 4 that are closed until further notice. Cars, trucks, and utilities are being thrown around in the water, and it is still not possible to reach nature trails in large parts of the park, where fallen trees are still being removed. The park in Houston's Eastside, a neighborhood of about 1,000 residents, is also closed.

A Texas Tree Competition

Potential losses include Chinese pine trees that grow in the mountains of Mexico and are not yet grown in Texas or along the Gulf Coast. This morning, there was a Make-Your-Eight seed ball competition organized by the Legacy Trees Project of Precinct 4, a Texas tree competition. Nine indigenous people will present a discussion on the future of native plants at the Mercer Botanical Garden at 11 a.m. The discussion will cover nine native plants native to Texas, Mexico, New Mexico, and other parts of the United States that are grown for their medicinal and medical uses. Visitors can also explore a teaching station that provides information about the history of the Indians in Texas and the plants and animals in the garden. Mercer Botanical Garden is located in Humble, 77338, and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday from noon to 4.15 p.m. Harris County's Precinct 4 Park, known for its ever-changing natural colors and garish color schemes, took a beating on the chin during Harvey.

Flood Damage

The flood caused some of the worst damage in Mercer's history and devastated plantations. Trees were toppled, beds were torn from their roots, everything was buried under a layer of mud and everything in between was destroyed. Mercer Botanic Gardens, in partnership with Baldwin - Boettcher Branch Library, invites parents and children to enjoy the time of stories in the natural environment of the gardens. We offer a place to relax with a walk, holding hands, learning and forgetting the hardships of modern life. The Ambassador's training is online, with slides, presentations and a copy of the Ambassador's Manual. Ambassadors welcome visitors to Mercer and provide information about the gardens, the botanical garden and the natural environment in general. Please call 713-274-4160 to inform yourself of weather-related or holiday-related cancellations.