The west side of Mercer Botanic Gardens, home to a picnic and playground area, opened Saturday, Oct. 21. The east side gardens will remain closed until further notice.

Operating hours will be typical autumn and winter hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at  22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble.