Holiday in the Gardens at Mercer Next Week

This is a little off topic. However, the post about Mercer Botanic Gardens generated so much interest that I thought I would follow it up with some good news for all those people still struggling to rebuild their homes after Harvey. Here’s an event at Mercer that the whole family can enjoy. It will help you take your mind off flooding for a day.


Holiday in the Gardens and Winter Plant Sale at Mercer

Celebrate the holiday season with music, food, crafts, shopping, and more during Holiday in the Gardens Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Gardens.

This family-oriented event offers a holiday market, winter plant sale, and a Children’s Corner. Attractions include face painting, a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts. Entrance is free, and children’s activities are available while supplies last. Food, drinks, and holiday gifts are available for purchase.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for Holiday in the Gardens! Anyone who would like to volunteer or has questions can contact Mercer’s Volunteer Coordinator Jamie Hartwell at New volunteers must complete a volunteer application, available at


Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338. Heartfelt thanks go to Commissioner R. Jack Cagle for continuing to believe in this facility and sponsor events like Holiday in the Gardens.

Open to All

Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or online at

By Crystal Simmons, Harris County Precinct 4

Posted by Bob Rehak with some editorial comments on 11/30/2018

458 Days since Hurricane Harvey