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Events and Programs


Mercer holds several popular events and programs annually.

Annual Events
(Events sponsored by The Mercer Society)

March Mart "Members Only" Plant Sale
2015 dates to be announced

March Mart Plant Sale
2015 dates to be announced

March Mart, Mercer’s largest plant sale, is held each March and highlights unusual and choice plant varieties unavailable in local markets. For more information on March Mart, click here.

Garden Party and Auction
Saturday, May 3, 2014* begins at 6 p.m.

At this event, party-goers dine under the stars while bidding on unique and extraordinary garden-themed treasures. Pre-dinner refreshments are served while guests have a chance to bid on silent auction items. Following dinner, a live auction of specially-selected items concludes the evening's activities. Proceeds benefit special garden projects and programs at Mercer.

Summer Color Conference and Plant Sale
Saturday, July 26, 2014*

This conference and sale, held the fourth Saturday in July, features speakers throughout the day and various plant groups each year; tropicals, gingers, orchids, ferns and other local favorite plants that thrive with heat and humidity.

Garden Faire & Fall Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014* from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden Faire is held the fourth Saturday and Sunday in September on Mercer’s west side at the picnic area. Kid’s Korner provides families with free nature activities and crafts. The event features regional plant societies, local artists and crafts people who specialize in garden art. Garden-related arts and crafts and plants are available for purchase. There is no charge to attend and parking is free. For more information, click here.

*Call Mercer at 281-443-8731 to confirm dates and times.

Ongoing Programs

Children's Story Time in the Garden meets the third Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check in at the visitor’s center for the specific location. Free.

Lunch Bunch meets on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Bring a lunch to enjoy while listening to a lecture on a variety of gardening topics.

Chrysanthemum Society meets the fourth Friday of most months from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the visitor center.

Cypress Creek Daylily Club meets the fourth Sunday of most months from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.in the visitor center.

Volunteer Program
Volunteers are an essential part of Mercer and are involved in activities including gardening, teaching, fund-raising, guiding interpretive tours, and native plant conservation. Become a volunteer in this beautiful and stimulating environment by contacting the volunteer coordinator. For more volunteer information, please follow this link.