|Mercer has over 250 acres of East Texas piney woods showcasing the region's largest collection of native and cultivated plants. Aldine Westfield Road divides the facility into two special use areas. The east side is home to the Botanic Gardens with over 20 acres of developed gardens, including herb, ginger, fern, daylily, tropical, bamboo, endangered species collections, color displays, and extensive walking trails. The west side of Aldine Westfield is home to the Arboretum including an outdoor classroom, picnic area with tables and grills, a barbecue pavilion, and three miles of walking trails that wind through beautifully preserved woodlands with environmental interpretation.
Experienced staff and volunteer horticulturists, botanists, and naturalists with a wealth of knowledge and information are glad to assist you in learning more about Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.