Fern’s Favorites!

Mercer’s resident authority on all that is unique and special about our Gardens, Fern is Mercer’s beloved canine mascot who was rescued at Mercer four years ago. She can tell you the location of every squirrel and bunny resident. She also will help you find the best blooms and the best bench for a little quiet meditation.  The Gardens are currently closed while restoration work continues following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Fern is busy overseeing all the extensive work that is now ongoing.  When the gardens do reopen she will be ready to welcome you back with suggestions of what to see, so plan to spend a little extra time… perhaps you will see her on one of her walks in the garden.

Check back as Fern will direct you to the best attractions and events in bloom when the Gardens reopen.

Until then, Fern recommends:

The Mercer Society Gift & Plant Shoppe: Visit the new location for The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe for great holiday items for everyone on your gift list – from unique garden themed items to great plants and more!

Need a Great Gift Idea for friends and family: They will love a Mercer Society Gift Membership and you will give twice – to your recipient and to The Mercer Society.   Special benefits come with membership, get all the details on our Membership Page!

Merry Mercer Holiday Boxwood Table Top Tree Workshop: Join in on the fun on December 9 at the New Mercer Gift shop location.This Make it and Take it Workshop will show how to create a special boxwood Table Top Tree of your own, This is a terrific addition to your holiday decor and would make a great item for that special friend, teacher or anyone else on your list! More details can be found on our event page.


See you soon in the Mercer Garden!

– Fern