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Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338
(281) 443-8731
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Humble
Type: Gardens
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very nice garden with lots of variety. I enjoyed the little staircases leading to secluded spots and overlooks. There wasn't much blooming given the time of year but there was a great variety of trees and plants and a number of butterflies. If I am there in spring I would definitely plan to visit again.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had some time to kill. The gardens were free. Leisurely stroll through tall pines shading bushes and flowers. A little laye in the blooming season but there were still some flowers to see. Bumble bees and honey bees were on just about everything still blooming. There were lots of tiny lizards running around. Signs warned of snakes but we... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Mercer is the perfect spot to see new plants and measure full grown old growth to decide if these are right for your own garden. Love seeing the ponds and bamboo gardens along with the trails, birds and seasonal blooms. It is a romantic destination with many spots to sit and talk and simply enjoy your time together. A walk... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One side (park by the library for it) is manicured gardens- very pretty. Lots of people taking Easter/ wedding pics etc. From that side you can also wale to the lake as well- benches only is you want to take a sandwich. The other side (across from the library) is just trails in the woods- also very pretty.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. The facility is well cared for and clean. The plants and trees are well labeled. Hopefully we got some good pictures.

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albuquerque nm
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We like to take our pups here for walks (bring baggies & leashes). Yes, the famously manicured Mercer gardens are on one side of the Aldine-Westfield highway...but, the dog friendly trails are on the other side of the highway; and there are many wonderful sights on the dog friendly side, as well! You won't be disappointed and the beautiful, tall... More

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The Woodlands, TX
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I visited the arboretum while taking a photography class. The gardens are gorgeous and have beautiful flowers year round. There is plenty of shade, so it was comfortable despite the TX heat. Beautiful areas to explore and a great place for photo ops!

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Humble, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Saw the signs for "Mercer" gardens, thought I would check it out. I was amazed at the wonderful peaceful place. This is a place to visit often. The layout is so beautiful and peaceful. Plants are so well cared for, wonderful place to just walk and admire the Beauty of Nature at it's best. I was amazed of the beauty,... More

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Kingwood, Texas, Usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Mercer is always interesting and great value - free is often good value. The spring flowers are currently at their best, while the azaleas have past. Visitors should know that a lot of work is being done to restore the arboretum after the drought of 2012, so you'll notice much "ground under repair". Be patient though - it'll be excellent... More

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Houston, TX
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're into flowers and plants, I suggest that this is a great place to visit, not only for the horticulture but, also, if you want a great place for photographs. It can be HOT in July and August, but April through June and after August this can be a really great place to chill out.

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