As coronavirus restrictions measures are lifted across the state of Texas, residents are cautiously returning to their daily activities and routines. Harris Country Precinct 4 is carefully reopening its parks and locations in accordance with state guidelines and plans to host a variety of events over the course of the summer.

Mercer Botanic Gardens has recently reopened to the public and plans to host a Virtual Father’s Day Sale. The event will be run by the Mercer Society, which is the nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports the operations of the Mercer Botanic Gardens.

A press release for the event issued by Harris County Precinct 4 reads, “Join Mercer at the Father’s Day Specialty Plant Sale to browse a wide variety of Mercer Grown plants, including butterfly host and nectar plants, stunning tropical gingers, elegant shade lovers, and Gulf Coast natives. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport purchases from the sale site to their vehicle.”

The Mercer Society Website reads, “Shop online ahead of Father’s Day weekend to get the perfect gift for dad on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. Dads love plants too. The Mercer Society is excited to add more than 150 varieties of gingers to the online store, including some ultra-rare specimens. The virtual plant sale features a wide variety of Mercer Grown plants, including annuals and perennials, edibles, roses, Gulf Coast natives, and trees and shrubs. Mercer Grown plants are cultivated at Mercer’s Horticultural Propagation Center greenhouses. Online shoppers will receive instructions in their order confirmation to retrieve orders the week after the virtual plant sale ends. All orders are pickup only, as the plants cannot be shipp.”

The location of pickup will be at the Mercer Botanic Gardens, which is located at 22306 Aldine-Westfield Rd.

A spokesperson for Mercer Botanic Gardens added that “there will be thousands of plants for sale which were intended to be sold at previous sales but could not be due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

It is important to know that some social distancing measures are currently in place at the gardens, with picnic areas, playgrounds and water fountains being closed to protect park goers.

For those interested in purchasing a plant for Father’s day, they should visit Many plants are already available for purchase ahead of Father’s Day.

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