The Calendar - Winter 2022

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Non-Profit Org. US Postage Paid Okla. City, OK Permit No. 100

JANUARY

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YOUTH & FAMILIES ONGOING EVERY WEDNESDAY 10AM

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“A Conservatory Reimagined” Grand Re-opening late fall 2022

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

301 W. Reno Oklahoma City, OK 73102 myriadgardens.org @myriadgardens

READING WEDNESDAYS Visitor Center Lobby FREE Best for Ages 2-5 Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story.

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EVENTS

Explore Black history and culture in Oklahoma from Tulsa’s Black Wall Street of the 1920’s to the vibrancy and diversity of today through the works of several unique Black artists.

BOTANICAL BALANCE FREE YOGA TUESDAYS, 6PM, PARK HOUSE SATURDAYS, 9AM, WATER TERRACE ROOM

Relieve stress and quiet your mind. Bring your yoga practice to the Gardens where we offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi.

Conservatory Visitor Lobby Free to view during regular hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm Closed Monday

ADULT SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 11AM-NOON

HERB-INFUSED HONEY

Terrace Room M $35; NM $40 Instructor: Morgan Atteberry, Horticulturist Learn about the benefits and practice of infusing honey with herbs to create myriad combinations for enhanced flavor and health benefits. Guests will go home with recipes to test, strategy for experimentation, and their own pint of infused honey created together during the class.

MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 10AM-1PM

MLK JR. DAY CELEBRATION Park House & Crystal Bridge

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Gardens with a morning of live performances, crafts with local Black artists, and speakers who will feature their work in honor of Dr. King’s historic message. After the event, head over to Walker Avenue and watch the MLK Jr. Day Parade, beginning at 2pm. MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 12-1PM

PAINTING WITH EDDYE K. $15 per person Visitor Lobby Pre-registration is required

OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 30 Monday-Thursday, 3-9pm | Friday, 3-11pm Saturday, 11am-11pm | Sunday, 11-7pm

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Create your own canvas painting of Martin Luther King Jr. with Tulsa artist Eddye K. She will walk you through techniques and skills to improve your brushwork skills using an outlined of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. on the canvas.

CALLING VOLUNTEERS

The Gardens is seeking volunteers for an active 2022. Volunteers can assist with horticulture, classes, or signature events like the Children’s Garden Festival and Pumpkinville. Be a part of history by helping with the reopening of the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory in the fall. EMAIL: Laura Gipson

lgipson@myriadgardens.org CALL: (405) 708-4041 VISIT: myriadgardens.volunteerhub.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 10AM-1PM

LUNAR NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE TIGER

It’s the Year of the Tiger. Spend your Lunar New Year in the Gardens and enjoy face painting, music, cultural presentations, crafts for kids, and special performances from the Lion Dancers.


FEBRUARY

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YOUTH & FAMILIES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 10–11AM

PRAIRIE DOG DAY Terrace Room M $7; NM $10 Best for Ages 3 – 7

Groundhogs might get the day, but this party’s for our very own Prairie Dog. We’re going to learn all about Oklahoma’s keystone species, the Blacktailed prairie dog, and everything it does to keep our grasslands healthy. We’ll enjoy special prairie dog themed treats, make crafts, and play games. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 10-11AM

NATURE MUSIC MAPS Children’s Garden Porch M $5; NM $7 Best for Ages 7 – 11

Music is everywhere in nature; you can find it in the song of a bird, the wind whistling through tree branches and through the crunching of leaves and twigs underfoot. Join us as we learn about the components of a song and how to “collect sounds” in our nature journals by sketching symbols that remind us of the things we hear. Compose your very own musical masterpiece after a walk through the Children’s Garden.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 10AM – NOON

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT: KICKOFF! Children’s Garden Porch Walkup, Donation Accepted All Ages Welcome

Help us kick off the Great Backyard Bird Count with activities specially suited for celebrating our favorite feathered friends. We will make bird feeders, practice our bird calls, read stories, and more to get us ready for citizen science fun. Pick up one of our journal logs and join us on the following Saturday, February 19 for our official count at the Gardens. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1–2PM

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT AT THE GARDENS Terrace Room & Garden Grounds M $5; NM $7 Best for Ages 6 – 12

Join us as we spend an afternoon learning all about the birds of Oklahoma City and adding our mark to the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project that spans the entire globe. We will learn about the birds we will expect to find, go out on a hunt to look and listen for them, record our findings, and submit them to the official Project database. When our count is over, we’ll celebrate our hard work with the official titles we will have earned of Citizen Scientists.

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ADULT

MARCH

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YOUTH & FAMILIES

RAISED BED GARDENING

Terrace Room M $8; NM $12 Kaitlin Bacon, Children’s Garden Manager

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10AM-NOON

SEED STARTING AND SHARING Terrace Room M $14; NM $19 Bradley Fowler, Horticulturist

Starting your garden from seed provides many benefits from cost savings to extending your growing season. Seed sharing can bring gardeners in the community together and allow you to try new plants for a fraction of the cost of buying individual starter plants. This class provides you with both the knowledge and opportunity to start your own collection of seeds to take home for planting and sharing. Leave with both planted and unplanted seeds. Pairs well with our Raised Bed Gardening class on February 5.

See our dazzling display of more than 40,000 tulips this spring REOPENING SPRING BREAK WEEK $3 per rider. FREE for Family Plus Members.

FAIRY TEA PARTY

Children’s Garden Porch M $7; NM $10 Best for Ages 3 – 8

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1-2PM

From home gardens to schoolyards, raised beds are a great way to grow year-round crops and flowers by providing elevation to lessen compaction, easier weed control, and extended growing seasons. Come learn strategies, benefits, layouts, and more to get a head start on your Spring gardening adventures. Pairs well with our Seed Starting class on February 19.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 10–11AM

We’re off for a morning of tea with the fairies. Don your wings and join us for an hour of song, stories, and crafts to reconnect us with nature’s little helpers. Learn about and enjoy a fairy’s favorite teas, the plants that make them, and snacks before we fly off and spread a little spring joy and fairy dust.

ADULT MONDAY–FRIDAY, MARCH 14–18, 10AM–NOON

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 10AM – NOON

Children’s Garden Porch Walkup, Donation Accepted All Ages Welcome

Terrace Room M $15; NM $20 Morgan Atteberry, Horticulturist

SPRING BREAK POP-INS

MONDAY: MEDITATION MONDAY: Let’s craft Glitter

WORKSHOP: MACRAMÉ PLANTER HANGERS

clovers to take home and go on a hunt for hidden gold.

Macramé is an extremely versatile fiber art using knots that fits itself anywhere on the spectrum of complexity and practical usage. Join us in learning strategies and examples of macramé work in several different forms before creating, step by step, your very own plant hanger using cotton cord and creative knotting. All supplies plus a pot to accompany your work included.

FRIDAY: FIND-IT FRIDAYS: Go on a scavenger hunt

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1-4PM

sensory bottles to soothe our minds and busy our hands.

TUESDAY: TULIP TUESDAYS: We will create paper Tulip crafts before going on a tulip color hunt throughout the Garden. WEDNESDAY: WACKY WEDNESDAY: The Children’s Garden has gone upside down! Go crazy with wacky painting: no brushes -- the crazier the better! THURSDAY: ST. PATRICK’S DAY: We will be planting

throughout the Children’s Garden and return with everything found for a special prize.

Children’s Garden Porch M $7; NM $10 All Ages Welcome

Look around and what do you see? Spring is almost here. Let’s send winter off with a warm farewell and lots of fun as we celebrate the coming of the spring season. We will dive into the science of the seasons with a story time and demonstration before we go on a nature hike throughout the Children’s Garden. We will conduct a springtime experiment and finish by making natural suncatchers to help us enjoy the season even more.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1-3PM

BOTANICAL EMBROIDERY: SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Terrace Room M $35; NM $40 Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery Spring is here! Celebrate the beginning of the season by creating your own botanically-inspired piece of hand embroidery. You will be guided through essential stitches as you practice making your own sampler, leaving with a completed piece. Tools, basic stitches, pattern transfer, and finishing techniques will all be covered.

M $45; NM $50 Bradley Fowler, Horticulturist

Hypertufa is a unique, porous material made up of Portland cement, peat moss, and a filler that, once mixed, can be molded into virtually limitless shapes and sizes to complement and display rock gardens, succulents, and more. Join us as we learn and execute the process of making our own hypertufa planters for the coming spring. All supplies included, will require curing time post-class.

HOLD THE DATE

A New Gardening Normal: Blending Beautiful Gardens and Environmental Stewardship

Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Oklahoma Gardening School is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium that brings hundreds of gardeners of all levels together to learn from the experts. Topics are timely and applicable to growing plants in Oklahoma and in your own garden. Presented by noted authors and horticulturalists.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 9AM-4PM OKC CONVENTION CENTER For a detailed program visit myriadgardens.org/okgardening school

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WORKSHOP: HYPERTUFA PLANTERS

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 10–11AM

FAREWELL WINTER. WELCOME SPRING.

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EVENTS THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 12PM

GO GREEN IN THE GARDENS: ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Devon Lawn

Join us for Go Green in the Gardens, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the heart of Oklahoma City. Enjoy delicious eats from your favorite Irish food vendors and hear music by some of Oklahoma’s best Irish bands. Face painters will be onsite for the kids and Irish clubs will provide instructional dancing to those who are ready to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

We look forward to an exciting 2022 as we approach our next chapter with the grand opening of the completely renovated Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Scheduled to reopen in fall, a Gardens membership includes free admission to the Conservatory. Consider joining today to be a part of this memorable moment. myriadgardens.org/join-give/membership/


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