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Mercer Cancels Holiday in the Gardens Because of Expected Severe Weather

Just received word from Harris County Precinct #4 that Mercer Botanic Gardens and the Mercer Society (TMS) have cancelled Holiday in the Gardens this Saturday. Reason: expected severe weather including flooding and possible tornadoes.

The event had been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338.

Holiday in the Gardens has been cancelled this year due to expected flooding and severe weather.

Storms forecast to hit the area Friday, Dec. 7, into early Saturday morning could dump as much as 8-10 inches of rain. Jeff Lindner, Harris County meteorologist expects the US59 corridor to be the focus of some of the most intense. He predicts flooding along Cypress Creek which borders the Mercer Botanic Gardens.

Stay tuned for details regarding additional events planned in 2019.

TMS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, partners with Mercer Botanic Gardens to provide support for ongoing flood recovery efforts, programming, as well as improvements and expansions at Mercer Botanic Gardens. For more information about TMS or to make a donation, visit themercersociety.org.

Since 1974, Mercer has grown to more than 300 acres with more than 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens in addition to an extensive walking trail system, ponds, ongoing educational and recreational programs, and more. For more information, visit www.hcp4.net/mercer.

Once again, Holiday in the Gardens has been cancelled this year due to expected severe weather.

Posted by Bob Rehak on December 6, 2018

464 Days since Hurricane Harvey

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 jhartwell@hcp4.net. New volunteers must complete a volunteer application, available at www.hcp4.net/mercer/volunteering.


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 www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer.

By Crystal Simmons, Harris County Precinct 4

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

458 Days since Hurricane Harvey