Q: What gardening event has been welcoming spring in the Humble/Spring area for 46 years?

A: Mercer Botanic Gardens’ annual March Mart Plant Sale has been a staple for avid gardeners throughout the Houston area and beyond since 1974.

Mercer leads the way in exploring and experimenting with the types of plants that will grow best in the varied region we call home. Semi-subtropical, gulf coastal, big thicket, prairie, piney woods, post oak savannah – we have it all!

Volunteers at the gardens research and cultivate plants all year long to offer a diverse selection of ‘Mercer-Grown’ Texas native plants, pollinator-friendly plants, gorgeous flowering annuals and perennials, tasty seasonal vegetables, gingers, tropicals, trees and shrubs, and much more. 

This event is on site at Mercer Botanic Gardens and brought to the gardening public by The Mercer Society, a 501(c)(3) that supports the gardens. Visitors to the plant sale will be delighted by the garden’s display of bright springtime glory.

The event happens rain or shine; gardeners understand that! Bring a wagon and wear comfortable walking gear. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Baldwin Boettcher Library Friends Group will also host a book sale. Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21; this is a plant sale you won’t want to miss! For early access, join The Mercer Society at the VIP level for a special invitation to preview the sale on Thursday, March 19.

Visit hcp4.net/marchmart or themercersociety.org to learn more.


Suzzanne Chapman
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Suzzanne Chapman is the botanical collections curator at Mercer Botanic Gardens and promotes organic gardening, growing native plants, and protecting the environment. Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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