Budget-Friendly Things To Do In Texas: Mercer Botanic Gardens

Hello! It's been a while I know, but with moving down here, getting settled, etc. I had to find my inspiration again and really have the urge to write. I started this blog as a way of exploring something that was new to me and I wanted it to be reliever of stress not something that would create more stress. So with that being said, this past week has been super stressful with the COVID-19 outbreak, self quarantine, social distancing, etc. I am sitting down and writing about something I love- NATURE. Added Bonus it's the first day of Spring! So I hope with all the craziness going on in the world this will be a nice change of pace to read about an awesome and FREE place to visit; The Mercer Botanic Gardens.



Just before all the self-quarantining started my sister and her boyfriend Jonathan were able to come visit Will + I during their spring break. I hadn't planned what to do exactly for the time they were here, but one afternoon it was gloomy but still warm so we decided to get out of the apartment.




As we all love being outdoors and hiking, check out my hiking vlog with them here, so I figured I could find a nice trail to walk that was close to the apartment. I was using my Alltrails app, which if you do not have and love hiking, biking, walking outdoors I would HIGHLY recommend. I use that app for pretty much every hike that I go on it shows you all the trails in your surrounding area, you can also search for specific trails/areas. It gives you all the information about the trails and a lot of times user feedback, photos of the trail. I could go on for hours about this app but back to the gardens.



There wasn't anything that was super eye catching close to the apartment but then I found the arboretum and looked it up and saw that it was FREE! I mean who would pass on a free walk through a botanic garden. So we got ready and drove 20 minutes from my apartment to the garden.