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Floral display at Mercer Botanic Gardens near Olympus Auburn Lakes in Spring, Texas

VISIT THE STUNNING MERCER BOTANIC GARDENS

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Beautiful bamboo, dazzling daylilies and gorgeous geranium are just some of the natural wonders waiting to be seen at the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. The garden and surrounding park is free for all to enjoy and offers some of the most amazing nature that Texas has to offer. Spanning over 300 acres, the gardens are a must-see destination for all nature lovers.

ENJOY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL PLANT LIFE

The gardens are home to 24 endangered plant types that are carefully protected and displayed in the Endangered Species Garden. Mercer and their volunteer gardeners are dedicated to preserving endangered plants so you can enjoy their beauty. Highlights include the Rare Houston Camphor Daisy and the stunning Texas Trillium. 

TAKE A HIKE

Enjoy as much of the gardens as possible on a scenic walk through the gorgeous woods. Make sure to visit the cypress swamp and hickory bog to visit with incredible wildlife including a variety of birds, koi fish, and adorable turtles.  Plus, dogs on leashes are welcome!  

GET A PET PORTRAIT

Want to spend a day in the gardens with a furry friend, but don't want to take a long walk? Pet portraits are available on the eastern side of the garden. What better way to show off your cute kitty or precious puppy than to take a family photo surrounded by picture-perfect flowers? 

ATTEND A SPECIAL EVENT

Mercer Gardens offers events year round that are fun for plant lovers of all ages. Fresh produce cooking classes, free movie nights in the park, and a variety of educational and fun children camps are offered year round. 

Located just outside of Auburn Hills in Spring, Texas, the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens are more than worth a visit. If you want to live near some of Texas' most beautiful nature, schedule a tour of the stunning Auburn Lakes apartment community today! 

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