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Mercer Botanical Center Library Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens is proud to announce that the botanical library at Mercer Botanical Center is now open by appointment, thanks to volunteers and staff members who helped restore the library after Hurricane Harvey.

Mercer’s Shakespeare Garden Bookmark

Mercer’s Shakespeare Garden
Shakespeare’s famous for his colorful characters and timeless themes, but plant-lovers have another reason to love him: the Shakespeare gardens he created and immortalized. From the lovingly restored historical gardens of Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon Avon estate to the seasonal wonders of New York’s Central Park, Shakespeare gardens have steadily gained popularity throughout Europe and the United States since the 1900s. These cottage-style or formal gardens feature plants and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and grown in Shakespeare's private garden.

Volunteer Spotlight: Latin School of Chicago Bookmark

Mercer visitors may have noticed a few new helpers during March Mart preparations. A group of 18 students from the Latin School of Chicago arrived days before Mercer’s grand reopening to help prepare for the March Mart Plant Sale, Mercer’s largest fundraiser of the year. Thank you to the Latin School and all our volunteers who helped make our first big event since Hurricane Harvey a success.