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Gardens Monthly Walking Tour @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Gardens Walking Tour
  • Last Saturday of the month, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome

 

Expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get inspiration for your garden with our educational walking tours.  Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant and more.  Self –guided plant tour handouts are also available in our South Lobby.

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Sprouting Chefs: Pasta Primavera @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sprouting Chefs: Pasta Primavera

  • Saturday, April 28, 11am-12:30pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $11; Nonmember $14
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 24
  • REGISTER HERE

Kids will learn about different vegetables and how to prepare them as the class creates a fresh and flavorful pasta primavera. Participants will get to practice proper knife techniques, learn how to boil water and how to make perfectly-cooked pasta. The session will conclude with participants eating the tasty creations for a delicious and healthful learning and lunch experience.

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Jackson Pollock Seed Bomb Garden @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jackson Pollock Seed Bomb Garden

  • Saturday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m., come-and-go
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member $2; Nonmember $3
  • Abigail Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Best for ages 5 to 9, but all ages welcome
  • REGISTER HERE

Jackson Pollack was an artist whose canvases looked like color explosions. Young artists will make their own color explosion flower gardens using homemade seed bombs. We’ll make wildflower seed bombs and then we’ll toss them into a freshly dug garden bed. Later, come back to watch the ‘composition’ grow!  Kids will also make a few of your own seed bombs for their home gardens.

May
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Yoga in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

 

 

Yoga in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Instructed by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga
  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Outdoors or Terrace Room
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.

May
2
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reading Wednesday

  • Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5
Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. 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. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.
May
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Dancing in the Gardens featuring the Salsa! @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dancing in the Gardens featuring the Salsa

  • Friday, May 4
  • Dance lesson 7-8pm
  • Dance the night away until 11pm
  • Seasonal Plaza
  •  FREE! All ages welcome

Dancing in the Gardens returns Friday, May 4, as one of the city’s favorite ways to spend an out-of-the box Friday night. On opening night, strut your stuff with our very favorite Salsa instructor, Marti Rickman from Clips & Hips, who will start the evening with a Salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m., followed by free dance lessons for all. At 8 p.m., DJ RedHanded will spin Salsa tunes to really get the party started. The evening will be hosted by Brenda and Jorge Hernandez from Tango Public RelationsPitchfork in the Park will feature food and drink specials and a new addition to the festivities this year will be additional bars and booths inside the Park House Event Center and Pilar Designs Face Painting outside for face painting. Park House events close at 10 p.m. but the dance party lasts until 11 p.m.

Other Dancing in the Gardens dates: June 1-Bollywood; July 6-Hip Hop; and August 3-Country Western.

 

May
5
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March of Dimes March for Babies Walk @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Saturday, May 5th
  • Registration begins at 9am
  • Walk begins at 10am

March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the healthcare they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.

This is a public rental. For more details on this event, visit the March of Dimes page here. 

 

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OKC Garden Fest @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Myriad Gardens will again be the location OKC Garden Fest. The fourth annual event will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gardens, located at 301 W. Reno Avenue.

The festival will feature herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. Activities for children will also be offered and there is no charge for attending.

This year will again feature an area with information for those wanting to start a butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation, an intentionally-managed garden that offers food and habitat for the Monarch butterfly population. Several vendors will offer milkweed for Monarchs along with other pollinator friendly plants.

New this year will be educational talks and demonstrations about gardens and pollinators.

Interested in becoming a vendor?

The goal of the Oklahoma Garden Festival is to provide quality products that are grown or made in mostly Oklahoma. All vendor applications will be subject to an approval process by Festival organizers. Become a vendor here.

Cost to be a vendor is: booth 10’ x 10’ $90; 10’ x 20’ $160; 8’ table at $10 each; and chairs at $3 each. Vendors can register and pay here.

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Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop

  • Saturday, May 5, 10am-noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • $5 per person
  • Register by Tuesday, May 1
  • REGISTER HERE

Being a good steward of natural resources is a must these days. For the second annual Irrigation and Water Conservation Workshop you will learn the ins-and-outs of irrigating your lawn and plants so you can conserve water, time and money through smart irrigation practices. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Special thanks to the City of Oklahoma City Water Conservation Program for making this workshop possible.

10-11AM

Dr. Lou Anella, professor and Director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, will present an overview of landscape irrigation; what it is, why it’s helpful and some best practices. He’ll then discuss a revolutionary irrigation system installed at the OSU Botanic Garden, with tips for bringing the same ideas into your home garden. Finally, you’ll get hands on experience setting up a drip system together.

11AM-NOON

Robert Reaves, Water Conservation Coordinator with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities, will provide a hands-on, practical experience as he shows each of the components in an irrigation system, explaining how they work and how to make basic repairs to any system. He’ll also cover a few DIY options for saving money.

 

 

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Barre3 in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barre3 in the Gardens

  • Monday, May 7, 7-8pm
  • Great Lawn and Band Shell
  • Bring yoga mat and water
  • Recommended for adults, children welcome
  • FREE

Barre3 returns to the Gardens for another season of FREE community outdoor fitness. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Other dates are June 4, July 9, August 6 and on September 10, from 7-8pm and October 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.