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.