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Little Blue Library at Mercer Bookmark

Little Blue Library at Mercer
For many patrons to Mercer Botanic Gardens, a visit to the park isn’t complete without a stop at Baldwin Boettcher Library. So, when the library closed last year due to severe flood damage, Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Jim Nutter, interim director at Mercer Botanic Gardens, and Edward Melton, director of the Harris County Public Library system (HCPL), started working together to bring books back to the garden. They called it ‘Operation Dreamers and Schemers.’ “We looked at innovative ways to keep a library

Saving Pollinators at Mercer Bookmark

Saving Pollinators at Mercer
Mercer’s always been butterfly friendly, but now it’s a certified waystation. Mercer recently introduced a new Pollinator Garden, funded in part by a grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas. Located near the Children’s Garden, this garden features pollinator favorites such as milkweed, black-eyed Susans, and Mexican sunflowers. The garden’s location was chosen carefully as a transition between the Shakespeare Garden and the Children’s Garden, which also contains nectar-producing plants. Jacob Martin, Mercer’s greenhouse manager, said Mercer hopes the garden will help spread awareness

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening During March Mart Plant Sale Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening During March Mart Plant Sale
Celebrate the grand reopening of Mercer Botanic Gardens and browse a variety of hard-to-find plants during the annual March Mart Plant Sale Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Purchase a TMS membership to gain VIP early access to the sale Friday, March 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit www.themercersociety.org to learn more about becoming a TMS member and the various membership benefits. “Mercer staff have worked hard to recover