Meredith Gardens is an inner-city oasis. In addition to fostering community spirit and cooperation, the garden provides a learning environment. It helps educate the public about organically grown food and a natural ecosystem. Home-schoolers, public and private schools have all visited the garden.
“Meredith Gardens is an inclusive garden, not exclusive,” explains Janet Neath, long-time gardener. “We have no fences, and we welcome everyone!”
There is always plenty of work and projects to be done, and Meredith Gardens/Friends of Mandell Park welcomes the opportunity to customize a community service project for a group or an individual.
Meredith Gardens has been the training ground for Los Amigos de la Americas, Boy Scouts of America, Rice University students, Hewlitt-Packard, University of Houston students. Each have done community service, and the bountiful harvest from the garden is routinely shared with local food banks.
Please see the Volunteer Opportunities tab to the left for current openings.
Group Gardening days and hours:
Wednesdays 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Saturdays 8:30 AM until noon or 1:00 pm
The garden is always open, and visitors are welcome anytime.
If you would like a guided tour, please call Elani Hantel, Meredith Gardens Coordinator at 713-528-4860.
Meredith Gardens handbook Vegetable Planting Chart Mandell Park Prairie