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Explore the Scenic Gardens Around Houston

From traditional flowers to unusual finds, the gardens around Houston are always in bloom. They change with the seasons, so there is always something new to discover. The gardens near our Houston apartments include:

Mercer Botanic Gardens 

Nestled in nearby Humble, the Mercer Botanic Gardens is home to a friendly team that will help you learn about the incredible collection. Charles and Thelma Mercer purchased a tract of land along Cypress Creek in the 1940s. He did much of the initial selective clearing, while she was an avid horticulturist who planted the camellias still growing in the central gardens. The couple later sold the land to Harris County, with the promise that it would be used as a horticultural and educational facility. Over the years, donations have helped it grow to nearly 400 acres. Along with the camellias, you’ll also see bamboo, ferns, endangered species, and more. 

McGovern Centennial Gardens

The McGovern Centennial Gardens opened in 2014 in honor of Hermann Park’s centennial celebration. Custom-designed, the gardens feature dozens of trees, 650 azaleas, and 55,000 perennial bulbs, just to name a few. During your visit, be sure and explore the Tudor Family Pine Hill Walk. It offers a glimpse into the past and often welcomes birds like warblers, ospreys, and bald eagles.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center works to provide education about the natural environment. Field stations offer information on local flora and fauna, while five miles of trails meander through wetlands, woodlands, native prairies, and other habitats. After exploring the outdoors, head inside the Nature Center. It features educational exhibits, hands-on activities, and live ambassador animals you will surely want to meet. 

After a fun-filled day at outdoor gardens in Houston, sample some Ethiopian fare at a local restaurant. To call Monarch Medical Center home, please contact us. We will offer a personalized showing so that you can discover the amenities and floor plans our apartments in Houston have to offer.

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