Membership

Become A Mercer Member

Grow. Support. Preserve.

Your Membership supports Mercer Botanic Gardens, a 45 year old Houston treasure that brings enjoyment and creates memories for visitors of all ages.​

The Mercer Society benefits members and supports Mercer Botanic Gardens to fulfill its mission through: ​

  • Fundraising

  • March Mart – Houston treasure SALE

  • Specialty Plant Sales with related education from experts

  • Summer Workshops & Symposium

  • Seasonal events for the entire family

  • Public engagement

  • Horticultural opportunities

The Mercer Society is a nonprofit organization that supports Mercer Botanic Garden. Membership is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Annual Membership

  • 10%-25% Discount at March Mart
  • 10%-25% Discount at Specialty Plant Sale
  • Access to members-only programs and appreciation events
  • Free or discounted admission to special events. Exhibitions, programs and camps
  • A subscription to the Mercer Botanic Gardens newsletter “The Leaflet” and regular e-mails with updates and information about events, educational offerings, MBG and TMS News updated
  • Free or discounted admission at over 300 state and national botanical gardens and arboreta
  • Store discounts at local retail partners - (for list of participating retailers, please visit our website: www.themercersociety.org

Basic Annual Membership

Senior

$35

Annual


Basic membership benefits for one named adult 55 years of age or better


10% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Student

$35

Annual


Basic membership benefits for one named student, 16-25 years of age with student id


10% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Individual

$50

Annual


Basic membership benefits for one named adult


10% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Family

$60

Annual


Basic membership benefits for two named adults


10% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

“GROWERS” Annual Membership

Supporter

$125 - $274

Annual

Family membership benefits, plus


VIP Early Admission to March Mart for two named adults


20% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Patron

$275-549

Annual

Family membership benefits, plus


VIP Early Admission to March Mart for two named adults


20% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Sustainer

$550 - $1,199

Annual

Family membership benefits, plus


VIP Early Admission to March Mart for two named adults and two guests


20% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


10% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Ginger Circle Membership

To assure the Gardens growth and development, the Ginger Circle is a group of generous philanthropic members who support Mercer Botanic Gardens at the highest levels.

Ginger Circle Benefits

All Growers Membership benefits, plus

Invitation for two to Celebratory Event

Inscribed 8X8 brick of appreciation sited along “Ginger Circle Way” in the Gardens

Torch Ginger

$1,200 - $4,999


VIP Early Admission to March Mart for two named adults and four guests


25% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


25% discount at Specialty Plant Sale

Butterfly Ginger

$5,000 - $9,999


VIP Early Admission to march Mart for two named adults and six guests


25% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


25% discount at Specialty Plant Sale


One Private Annual Golf Cart Tour of Gardens with Gardens Director (up to 5 individuals, to be scheduled at mutually convenient time)

Peacock Ginger

$10,000+


VIP Early Admission to march Mart for two named adults and six guests


25% discount at March Mart ($25 minimum purchase)


25% discount at Specialty Plant Sale


One Private Annual Golf Cart Tour of Gardens with Gardens Director (up to 5 individuals, to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time)


One in-home Garden consultation with Mercer Botanic Expert (to be scheduled at mutually convenient time)