Feb
16
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Nature Music Maps @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Nature Music Maps

  • Saturday, February 16, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $4; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, February 12
  • REGISTER HERE

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!

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Growing Food Together @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Growing Food Together

  • Saturday, February 16, 1 – 2 pm
  • Spoonemore residence (near Moore)
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Dale & Carrie Spoonemore, From Seed to Spoon
  • Register by Tuesday, February 12
  • REGISTER HERE

Out of love and necessity, Dale and Carrie Spoonemore transformed their backyard into an urban food farm. In this gardening adventure, the energetic couple will demonstrate how they plan, grow, and harvest organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Sample herbs, learn practical irrigation techniques and gain insight into functional designs for raised beds. Address details available upon registration.

Feb
20
Wed
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 9:30 am. 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. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

January 16: Bird Theme
Craft: Bird on a Snowy Perch

Feb
23
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Gardens Monthly Walking Tour @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Guided Walking Tour

  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10-11am
  • Garden Grounds
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

Feb
27
Wed
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 9:30 am. 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. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

January 16: Bird Theme
Craft: Bird on a Snowy Perch

Mar
2
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Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens

  • Saturday, March 2, 10am-Noon
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Classroom
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 8
  • Register by Tuesday, February 26
  • REGISTER HERE

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, his wonderful books and the earth! We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat In the Hat, here to read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts. Kids can learn from the Lorax about how to take care of our animal and plant friends while visiting our special Oklahoma City Zoo visitors. We’ll also have Dr. Seuss inspired crafts and a fun photo op area.

Mar
5
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Little Saplings: Spring Session @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Little Saplings

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Mar
6
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 9:30 am. 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. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

January 16: Bird Theme
Craft: Bird on a Snowy Perch

Mar
9
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Oklahoma Gardening School @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oklahoma Gardening School
Presented by Devon Energy and The Meinders Foundation

Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens

  • Saturday, March 9, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Devon Energy Auditorium
  • $40 members; $70 nonmembers; $25 students with ID; $15 box lunch option
  • Register by Tuesday, March 5
  • REGISTER HERE

Myriad Botanical Gardens’ annual Oklahoma Gardening School is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium designed for home gardeners and professional horticulturists, garden designers and landscape architects. Each year the Oklahoma Gardening School showcases local and national experts in gardening, plant selection, and garden design.  Their illustrated talks and Q&A discussions help participants learn how to create and maintain more sustainable gardens in Oklahoma.

The 2019 Gardening School theme is Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens.  Speakers will inspire as they demonstrate how to grow purposeful herb gardens through adaptive designs, proper plant selection, and precise cultivation and maintenance practices to produce the finest aromatic, culinary, and therapeutic benefits for a healthier and more bountiful gardening experience.

Sponsors

In-Kind sponsors

SPEAKERS

Matthew Benson
“Growing Beautiful Food & Herbs”
Hudson River Valley, NY

Holly Shimizu
“Maximizing Space Through Historic & Herb Garden Modern Designs”

Holly H. Shimizu is a nationally recognized horticulturist with a specialty in herbs and herb gardens. She was the first Curator of The National Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC and she went on to be the Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden near the U.S. Capitol. Holly has worked and traveled in many parts of the world and won a host of awards for her work. For over ten years she was a host of the popular Victory Garden television show on PBS. Currently, Holly is involved in creating a new herb garden in Lewes, Delaware as well as writing, teaching, and leading garden tours in many parts of the world.

Jenny Wegley
“Growing Herbs in a Challenging Climate”
Vice President of Horticulture Operations at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Lori Coats
“Bringing It All Back Home: Using The Herbs You’ve Grown”
Owner, My Raggedy Herbs

Lori and her family owned one of Oklahoma’s first Agritourism businesses, the historic Erick Honey Farm. It is there that she fell in love with honeybees and the unique industry of Agritourism. She learned to garden and preserve food through family and friends and has been an Oklahoma Master Gardener since 2008. Over the past 21 years, she has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, the Myriad Botanical Gardens and HORTICO Professional Outdoor Services in specialty crops, value-added products, and landscaping. Lori has been featured in Oklahoma Gardener MagazineEdible OKC Magazine and teaches herb workshops throughout the state.

Bill Farris
Lunch Presentation with Herb Market
Owner and operator of Prairie Wind Nursery

Mar
12
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Spring Break in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Break in the Gardens

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162.