Just 30 minutes outside of downtown Houston is a garden unlike any other. Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens sit atop 250 acres of land running along Cypress Creek. Boasting the largest collection of native and cultivated plants in the region, you will find everything from Dogwood trees and pink camellias to camphor daisies and orchid trees.
Enjoy the hiking trails, plan a picnic in one of the garden’s picnic areas or admire the beauty to be found in the butterfly house. This one-of-a-kind destination makes for a perfect family-friendly day trip if you’re looking for an escape from city living.
– Jacqueline Gualtieri, The 100 Companies