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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
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
5
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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.

 

 

May
8
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Little Saplings @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Little Saplings Series

  • Every Other Tuesday
  • May 8, 22; June 5, 19, 10 – 11am
  • Little Sapling Series
  • Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • Register by Friday before

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. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.

May
9
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 9 @ 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
12
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Pattern Hunter @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Pattern Hunter

  • Saturday, May 12, 9:30-10:30AM
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $4; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • REGISTER HERE

Kids will be detectives and artists in this on-the-go class, where they will discover how complex and beautiful nature is. The activity begins with a scavenger hunt to find natural and man-made patterns in the garden, gathering materials and drawing some of the findings. Kids will then play a pattern game a read a few great books.

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Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Myriad Kitchen: An Intro to Healthy Cooking

  • Saturday, May 12, noon-2pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $20; Nonmember $27
  • Jenny Dunham, Chef, Guilford Gardens and Kam’s Kookery
  • Register by Tuesday, May 8
  • REGISTER HERE

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch that will taste so good you’ll have trouble believing it’s healthy.  The program includes an overview of eating well and using in-season fresh fruits and vegetables, adding flavor with fresh and dried herbs and best methods for healthy cooking.

May
16
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
May 16 @ 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.