MAY - JULY, 2021
JUNE 11 - 20, DAILY 10AM - 5PM
Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens Member FREE; Nonmember $8
The Crystal Bridge Conservatory is closed for major renovation through fall 2022. The Visitor Center is open to the public and has new hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.
301 W. Reno Oklahoma City, OK 73102 myriadgardens.org @myriadgardens
Photo by Carl Shortt Jr.
Full Moon Bike Rides Return
Non-Profit Org. US Postage Paid Okla. City, OK Permit No. 100
CRYSTAL BRIDGE CONSERVATORY
SHORT LEAVED ALOE ALOE BREVIFOLIA
EARTH STAR CRYPTANTHUS
TUESDAYS, 6PM & SATURDAYS, 9AM
Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 12-5PM MEMBERS' PRE-SALE, 9AM-12PM
The Devon Lawn Recommended for ages 16&Up
LOCATED WEST OF THE CONSERVATORY
BIRD OF PARADISE STRELITZIA
Shop for a small piece of Crystal Bridge history and benefit the Gardens. This will be a sale for those plants that will not be transferred to the new interior after its renovation. Hundreds of plants both large and small will be sold off including tropicals suitable for houseplants like anthuriums, calatheas, philodendrons and clivias, as well as desert and succulent plants such as aloe, agaves, kalanchoe and cacti.
The Gardens offers FREE yoga, thanks to our sponsors. Instructors are from the YMCA.
SATURDAY, MAY 8, 9AM-4PM
Cuttings of dozens of species will also be available, so guests will have an opportunity to buy a literal piece of Oklahoma City history. If you’re a member come early! Social Greenery and Calvert’s Plant Interiors will be on hand selling pots both large and small and providing guests the opportunity to pot their plants up onsite. PHILODENDRON ‘PRINCE OF ORANGE’
LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE BY MO’S CAROUSEL & CHILDREN’S GARDEN
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 10-11AM FAMILY WORKSHOP: MARVELOUS MALLARDS
M $12; NM $15 Best for ages 6 to 11
M $18; NM $22 Instructor: Bill Farris, Owner, Prairie Wind Nursery
Register at myriadgardens.org
MAY 20, JUNE 17, JULY 15, AUGUST 19, SEPTEMBER 16, OCTOBER 21
MAY / Adults SATURDAY, MAY 1, 3-4PM
We will learn a bit about monarch butterflies, visit some example habitats in the Gardens and learn how to help monarchs in your backyard and neighborhood. Everyone will head home with one milkweed plant and one nectar plant for their home garden.
Features a Zumba class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.
SWEET MARY JANES
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 6-7PM
M $16; NM $18 Best for ages 6 to 10
The Devon Lawn Instructor: Evelin Pino
The OKC Flower & Garden Festival features 40 vendors offering: Oklahoma-grown herbs perennials l annuals l vegetable plants succulents l ornamental grasses l milkweed & pollinator plants l art l pottery l tools l garden décor and more + enjoy food trucks!
MAY / Youth & Family
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2-3PM FAMILY WORKSHOP: SPRING MONARCH GARDENS 101
We will learn about our resident water birds and what foods are best for their health and happiness. Then we’ll visit our feathered friends and feed them a healthy little feast.
THIRD THURSDAYS, 5:45PM
For a list of plants visit
M $7; NM $9 Best for ages 6 to 10
IN THE GARDENS
FAMILY WORKSHOP: PRESSED FLOWERS AND LEAVES
Learn how to turn beautiful blooms and bold leaves into craft creations. We’ll start by learning about and collecting materials from the garden, then head inside to preserve our findings. Each attendee will go home with their own small book of pressed flowers and ideas for making crafts year-round.
READING WEDNESDAYS FREE Best for ages 2-5 Siblings welcome
Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story.
CULINARY HERBS IN THE GARDEN AND THE KITCHEN
Dive into the interesting and fragrant world of herbs. We’ll learn about the top most common herbs and how to grow them. Then we’ll discuss ideas for using all the different varieties in our kitchen. Each participant will head home with an herb plant of their own to start cooking.
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 10-11AM
CREATING A MONARCH WAYSTATION M $16; NM $20 Instructor: Peggy Turner, Oklahoma County Master Gardener Learn how to build your own monarch waystation from the ground up, including planning and design, sourcing host and nectar plants, garden maintenance, and certification. Participants will head home with one host plant and one nectar plant.
MAY THROUGH OCTOBER
Full Moon Bike Ride
Meet at the Bandshell on the Devon Lawn Suggested $5 per person donation Bring your bike for a one-hour leisurely ride through the downtown area under the light of the full moon. Meet up at the bandshell stage on the Devon Lawn. Bikes can be rented at Ride OKC and through Spokies.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 8:30PM THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 8:45PM FRIDAY, JULY 23, 8:45PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 8:30PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7:30PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7PM
Events READING TIME FRIDAY, JUNE 11 10AM-NOON
M $12; NM $15 Best for ages 8 to 11
MEMBERS SNEAK PEEK HOURS
Learn about some of the wackiest vegetation in the world – carnivorous plants. Kids will learn how these meat-eating plants work, why they eat meat and how to keep them alive. We’ll make a fun craft to turn our own hands into Venus flytraps and each child will take a small carnivorous plant home.
MONDAY, JUNE 14 & WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 1-2PM
FLOWER FAIRY FASHION WALK-UP
JUNE / Adult
$3 per child Best for ages 5 to 10
M $10; NM $12 Best for ages 6 to 10 Pre-registration required FRIDAY, JUNE 18 1-2PM
TINY HOME TERRARIUMS
M $18; NM $20 Best for ages 6 and up Pre-registration required
JUNE 11 - 20, OPEN DAILY 10AM–5PM Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens Member FREE; Nonmember $8
Join us in the Children’s Garden for 10 days of activities, crafts and creative displays inspired by a selection of books featuring tiny people and magical creatures. Enchanting vignettes will be created by local artists to bring these books to life. The 2021 theme, Tiny Gardens and Enchanted Woods, highlights a variety of books that will appeal to a wide range of ages. Selected titles include Thumbelina, Hilda and the Hidden People, The Borrowers, Backyard Fairies, Unicorns Are The Worst, A Natural History of Fairies and more.
FRIDAY, JUNE 18 6-7:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2-3PM CARNIVOROUS PLANTS 101 M $18; NM $22 Instructors: Alex Wedel and Brad Fowler, Myriad Gardens Horticulturists This program will discuss what makes a carnivorous plant a carnivorous plant, the most common types and all the tips and tricks you need to grow your own, including soil health and watering. Each participant will head home with their own carnivorous plant to get started.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 10AM-NOON FORAGED FLORAL ARRANGEMENT M $45; NM $50 Instructor: Kaitlin Bacon, Children’s Garden Manager Learn how to create your own floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliage collected from the garden grounds.
M $10; NM $12 Best for ages 6 and up Pre-registration required DAILY, 10AM-5PM
FREE RIDES ON MO’S CAROUSEL
Devon Lawn Bring mat or lawn chair FREE The Gardens will host two meditation events on the Devon Lawn featuring music from Hearts of Space, a National Public Radio program featuring ambient and ethereal sounds intended to sooth and calm. Bring a blanket and relax while enjoying the beauty of nature and a sense of peace and togetherness.
JUNE 28 – AUGUST 13 MONDAY – FRIDAY, 10AM - NOON
WEEKLY WALK-UPS SPONSORED BY
WEDNESDAYS, 9PM JULY 7, 14, 21, 28, AUGUST 4
Children’s Garden Porch
Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants.
MAKE-IT MONDAYS Children will “make and take” something home using a variety of natural craft materials.
PLANT-ASTIC TUESDAYS Learn about a new beautiful or tasty plant and pot up its seed to take home and grow on your own.
READING WEDNESDAYS We’ll be reading nature-inspired books that connect children with what is growing and changing in the Garden each week.
BLOOMING THURSDAYS Learn about what plants are blooming that week in the Children’s Garden. Then go on a hunt to find that plant yourself!
May 1-July 31, 2021 Curated by Gathering Place Myriad Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge
Dedicated to the citizens of Oklahoma, Love & Harmony is an art installation celebrating the ethnic diversity and beauty of our cultural differences. Produced by Gathering Place in Tulsa, the exhibit shares a message of hope and resilience through the expression of photography, mural paintings, and music. It is a thoughtful reminder of our common relationship as one state, one people and one human race.
Devon Lawn FREE
With additional support from Tinker Federal Credit Union.
2021 LINEUP JULY 7
The Greatest Showman
The Croods: A New Age
Labyrinth (35th anniversary)
Spies in Disguise
The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, May 14, 5-7pm.
SENSORY NIGHT CHILDREN’S GARDEN FESTIVAL
M $10; NM $12
For program descriptions visit myriadgardens.org BECOME A MEMBER AND RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION Visit myriadgardens.org/membership
FREE to view Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12-7pm. Closed Mondays.
Geared for families with children with special needs, this pre-registered event provides a more controlled Children’s Garden Festival experience with no loud music. Your entry fee includes complimentary rides on Mo’s Carousel.
Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm Closed Mondays-Thursdays Open Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 12-8pm
Wednesday & Thursday, 12-5pm Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays SPECIAL EVENT: June 11-20, 12-5pm Children’s Garden Fest Unlimited rides included with admission to the Children’s Garden Festival. $8 per person. Free for members.
$3 per rider
Free for Family PLUS members Visit myriadgardens.org/membership
Photo by Steve Johnson
CATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 6-10PM
SPRING/SUMMER HOURS MAY
Join us each Wednesday on the Devon Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC, these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a lineup of food trucks. Blankets on one side, chairs on the other.
All photographs, murals, messages, and speeches displayed are contributions from citizens of Tulsa, who collectively declare their solidarity and support for a city of forgiveness, a city of unity, and a city of hope. Where love and harmony is not just an inspiration, but rather our reality.
FIND-IT FRIDAYS This is a self-guided
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 6-7:30PM
SONIC Summer Movies
Drop-in activities $2 suggested donation per child
scavenger hunt, leading you on a discovery of nature in the Children’s Garden with all of its shapes, textures, and beautiful colors.
HEARTS OF SPACE
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 10-11AM REVENGE OF THE PLANTS! ALL ABOUT CARNIVOROUS PLANTS
Children’s Garden Porch
TEA DRAGON TEA PARTY
MONDAY, JUNE 21, 9PM - SUMMER SOLSTICE THURSDAY, JULY 22, 9PM
JUNE / Youth & Family
TUESDAY, JUNE 15 & THURSDAY, JUNE 17 1-2PM
Register at myriadgardens.org
Fantastic Mr. Fox
CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL Devon Lawn FREE Cat Video Festival returns in all its purrfect glory. Open to feline fans of all ages, put on your cat ears and enjoy live music, costume contests, art projects, and of course the best cat videos from around the world.
WATER FEATURES The Thunder Fountain, located next to the Children’s Garden, and the Splash Pad, on the Seasonal Plaza, are open daily 10am-8pm beginning Memorial Day weekend.