Mercer Botanic Gardens March Mart Plant Sale: March 18-19

If you live in North Houston and haven’t visited Mercer Gardens yet, you are not letting your inner-gardener truly live. It is an absolutely beautiful oasis of artfully ordered nature. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, Mercer is an ideal spot for family photos (or graduation photos if you haven’t gotten those done yet).

On Friday, March 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM, and Saturday, March 19,8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Mercer will be hosting a very special garden sale. If you are interested in acquiring unique plants that your neighbors most likely don’t have, this is your chance. BYOW! (Bring Your Own Wagon).

Of course, if you’re a Mercer Society (TMS) VIP Member, you get to shop early on Friday, March 18 starting at 8:00 AM.  All other members may enter at 10:00 AM. You can visit to learn more about becoming a TMS member and the various levels of membership.

This premier, two-day event offers tax-free shopping with no admission charge. Featured items include Monarch butterfly host plants such as native milkweed, rare and unusual palm trees and cycads, exotic elephant ears, striking Japanese maple selections, special selections of Mercer-grown plants, and Gulf Coast natives.

Visitors can also learn about local prairies, organic gardening, water conservation, and the importance of trees and rare plant species from experts stationed at education booths throughout the park.

You can plan your shopping strategy in advance by attending the March Mart Preview on Wednesday, March 9 from 12:00/noon to 2:00 PM, or Saturday, March 12 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and purchasing the 2016 March Mart Plant Guide, which contains the March Mart map, at the Gift Shoppe.

All Mercer’s plants will be organized throughout the garden in the following groups: annuals and perennials, ferns, fruits, gingers, herbs, natives, palms, roses, shade plants, succulents, trees and shrubs, tropicals, and vegetables. Vines will be found throughout the sale area according to their growing requirements. Vendors with bamboo, carnivorous plants, and orchids will also be onsite.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport purchases as only a limited number of wagons are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. A large plant holding area will be available to allow multiple wagon loads.

March Mart began in 1974 as a fundraiser featuring plants donated by local garden club members in old coffee cans and milk cartons. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest plant sales in the Gulf Coast region, with more than 6,000 attendees each year. March Mart now offers nearly 1,200 species of plants on a site spanning several acres.

Learn More at

281-443-8731   |   22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, Texas 77338


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