Family Adventure Series: Sachet This Way!
Saturday, May 1, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Add dried plant material to your sachet as you visit various plant stations in the garden. Complimentary tree saplings. Registration required.
Multiple start times are available. All ages.
Mondays, May 3 and 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Parents and children are invited to story time in the natural setting of Mercer.
Registration required. Ages 2–5.
Wednesdays, May 5 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Help care for nursery trees by giving them some tender love and care. Location: Horticultural Propagation Center, 3602 Hirschfield Road in Spring.
Registration required. Ages 16 or older.
Music in the Gardens
Wednesdays, May 5 and 19, at 10:30 a.m.
Children partner with their parents and experience rhythm and music principles in a natural outdoor setting. Registration required. Ages 2–5.
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mercer’s annual plant sale fundraiser is springing up this May. Shop in person at this highly anticipated tax-free plant sale. Early shopping is available for members of The Mercer Society at 8 a.m. Call 713-274-4166 or visit www.themercersociety.org to purchase or renew a membership.
Women’s Restorative Hike
Tuesdays, May 11 and 25, at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
A beginner-friendly, volunteer-led hike through Mercer’s gardens and forest for women 18 and older. Registration required.
Garden Cruisin’: Tour de 4
Fridays, May 14 and 28, at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.
Experience the gardens during this leisurely, one-hour cart tour. There is a maximum of four passengers per tour. Registration required. Ages 60 or older or those 12 or older with transportation needs.
Thursday, May 20, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This orientation will be off-site at the Timber Lane Community Center, 1904 Naplechase Crest Drive in Spring. Registration is required. Ages 16 or older or 12-15 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Bike Skills Rodeo
Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon
This family-friendly event is open to youths who ride balance, tricycle, or training wheel bikes with up to 16-inch wheels. Registration required. Multiple start times are available. Meet near the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum. All ages.
Exploring Dendrology: The Study of Trees
Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Incorporate botanical terms and apply them to tree identification. Registration required. Meet at the Post Oak Pavilion in Mercer’s West Side Arboretum. Ages 12 or older.
Thursday, May, 27, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Led by longtime birder Paul Gregg and Mercer staff member Christy Jones, this monthly bird survey is suited for birders of all levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Participants must be 12 or older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at Mercer’s East Side Gardens.
Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join volunteer John Spencer for this one-hour beginner Tai Chi class.
Registration required. Ages 12 or older.
Yoga and Beyond
Saturdays, May 1, 15, 22, 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Individuals and families can join registered yoga instructor Delyla Ovalle-Bowyer for a unique yoga experience in the natural setting of the gardens.
Registration required. All ages.
To register, visit www.hcp4.net/mercer/events. For more information, call 713-274-4160.
A face covering is recommended while outdoors and may be required when indoors.
Please practice social distancing when visiting Mercer Botanic Gardens.