In August of this year, the Kingwood Garden Club (KGC) donated $10,000 to Mercer Botanic Gardens in Humble. Mercer Botanic Gardens has suffered significant damage to land, hardscape and plantings during the historic floods this year. Mercer volunteers and other organizations are trying hard to get the gardens back into shape. The Kingwood Garden Club's successful financial year of 2015-2016 allowed a generous donation of $10,000 as a result of the club members' hard work on many community projects. Apart from Kingwood Garden Club's donation, an additional $30,000 was added by a matched donation and two anonymous donations, making a total of $40,000.
This money will be used to purchase a 10-acre tract of land which is higher and drier and will give more protection to the gardens and buildings. Mercer Botanic Gardens has been in existence for the past 43 years and has experienced many floods in that time.
Many of the Kingwood Garden Club members are volunteers at Mercer, and others have learned much by attending their horticulture classes. It has certainly been an honor for the garden club members to be associated with this wonderful facility.