Children and families are invited to visit the new Children’s Garden at Mercer Botanic Gardens.
Visitors will have the chance to explore the new garden, which features a larger-than-life succulent lizard; a plant zoo highlighting animal-named plants, such as elephant’s foot jade, red bird plant, and zebra aloe; and sensory plants, such as lamb’s ear and rosemary.
This long-awaited addition is not only a fun, colorful place for children to explore, but it also plays an essential role in Mercer’s educational programming. Mercer Botanic Gardens Program Coordinator Melodie Hill helped plan the garden to align with Mercer’s educational mission.
“Children respond best to interactive environments that stimulate their sense of touch, taste, and smell,” said Hill. “With that criteria in mind, we designed a garden that could nurture a child’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth as well as foster a love of nature.”
With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, 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. For more information, contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer.