Hello world!

At long last, The Mercer Society is delighted to launch our new website.  We hope you are going to enjoy it as much as we enjoyed designing it.  We also hope you will find it easy to navigate, getting all the information you need to  either become a member of  The Mercer Society, enjoy Mercer Botanic Garden, help us with our philanthropic projects through our Donate now button and get complete details on all our special events.

The Mercer Society, in 2016, debuted our signature brand, seen here. The stylistic ginger represents a plant, found at Mercer Botanic Garden and perfect for our sub-tropical climate.  We selected this ginger as our logo as the tri-color pleats represent the collaboration of The Mercer Society, Harris County Precinct 4 and the Community.  These three distinct units all blend together in a harmonious beautiful work of botanical art and collaboration.

Our logo is based upon the Curcuma ‘Laddawan’, an excellent hybrid created by crossing the woodland loving Curcuma cordata with the sun loving curcuma alismatifolia.  The result is clusters of pleated leaves with a towering inflorescence of pink bracts carrying cream colored flowers with yellow flush.  This hardy perennial starts to bloom in late June and continues to bloom again and again until the cool weather of fall signals it into its winter slumber.  It awakens when the spring sun begins to warm the soil.

Blooming Bonnets Tea a delicious success!

Eighty-five ladies gathered on Mercer’s Courtyard Garden, May 12, for The Mercer Society’s inaugural tea service held in joint celebration of National Public Gardens Day and Mother’s Day. Tasty tidbits, fun prizes, great conversation, delightful entertainment, good company and absolutely beautiful weather made the day and  the event a “must do” again.

Mrs. Janet Cagle and daughters, Elizabeth and Victoria co-chaired the festivities awarding prizes for The Most Fashionable Bonnet, Best Blooming Bonnet and the Most Creative Bonnet. The ladies in attendance were serenaded to by Double Infinity, an a cappella quartet, part of The Statesmen Chorus.  And, Hector Silva Studio set up his camera in a delightful outdoor garden studio where the ladies were treated to photos made to capture the memory of this delightful day.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to all our sponsors: A&B Designs, Cacao & Cardamom Artisan Chocolates; Carrabba’s Italian Grill; CatSpring Yaupon Tea Company, Double Infinity A Cappella Quartet; Great Harvest Bread Bakery; H-E-B; Hector Silva Studio; Lawler’s Cheesecakes; Nothing Bundt Cake Bakery; Orchid Express and Leasing; Paper Trends; Sara Wise Strategies; The Hat People; The Mercer Gift and Plant Shoppe and all our table Underwriters.

Mark your calendar now!  We plant to repeat this lovely day again next year on National Public Gardens Day, May 11, 2018!  You do not want to miss it.

Summer Event for Kids gets kid thumbs up !

This Summer we have a full calendar of events for all our children. Find out more about our monthly events.

The first session of The Time Tunnel was a huge success and the second session got the official kids thumbs up. More events with children in mind are being planned for the fall, so watch this space for more details!

Kids… enjoy the summer, stay well hydrated and see you in the garden with mom and dad.