Feb
21
Wed
Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 21 @ 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.
Feb
24
Sat
Gardens’ Monthly Walking Tour
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • February 24 & March 31, 10-11am
  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome

Expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get inspiration for your garden with our educational walking tours. For February we’ll highlight plants of color and for March we’ll highlight plants for water conservation. Self-guided plant tour handouts are also available in our South Lobby.

SOLD OUT: Designing a Butterfly Garden @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Designing A Butterfly Garden

  • Saturday, February 24, 11am – 12:30pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Marilyn Stewart, Wild Things Nursery

Butterfly gardens are beautiful and buzzing with life.  They are crucial to help butterflies and other pollinators and insects find sustenance to survive and thrive.  Join butterfly guru Marilyn Stewart to learn how to design and select plants for creating your own butterfly garden this spring.

Strictly for the Birds @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Strictly for the Birds

Join us for a morning of bird-brained education and craft making.  Learn how to make your backyard a bird-friendly habitat with plants and make a bird feeder to further welcome birds to your yard.

Feb
27
Tue
Little Saplings Series @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Little Sapling Series

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.

Introduction to Growing Plants for New Gardeners
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to Growing Plants for New Gardeners

This three part series serves as an introduction to the basics of growing ornamental garden plants including trees, shrubs and perennial flowers and grasses. Each class includes handouts on plant lists and maintenance guidelines. Part 1 in February will cover trees and discuss the best trees to grow in OKC and how to plant and maintain them. The other dates are March 27 and April 24, 6-7pm.

Part 1: February 27 will cover trees and discuss the best trees to grow in OKC and how to plant and maintain them.

Part 2: March 27 will focus on shrubs– including spring and summer flowering deciduous shrubs as well as evergreen varieties.  You’ll learn about the ten best shrubs that thrive in our region.

Part 3: April 24 will discuss perennial flowers and grasses, focusing on the best varieties for our tough climate that add color and interest each season. We’ll discuss easy maintenance tips for these great plants.

 

Feb
28
Wed
Reading Wednesdays with the Downtown Library
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reading Wednesday with the Downtown Library

  • Last Wednesday of Month, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Metropolitan Library to Reading Wednesdays!  Library staff will be onsite with their pop-up library where you can sign your family up for library cards, or will be working with the Myriad Gardens to provide the reading and a fun craft.

Mar
1
Thu
All About Starting Seeds @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

All About Starting Seeds

Starting your own plants from seed is fun, easy and a great way to save money on plants for your garden. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, the best way to take care of your seeds as they germinate and grow (containers, watering, thinning, and lighting) and other tips, techniques and tools helpful in seed starting.  All participants will plant up several containers of a variety of seeds to take home and grow on.

Mar
2
Fri
Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens: Special Guest, The Cat in the Hat @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens: Special Guest, The Cat in the Hat

  • Friday, March 2, 10am-Noon
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • Members $2; Nonmembers $4
  • Best for ages 2-7
  • Walkups welcome
  • REGISTER HERE

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and his wonderful books. We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat in the Hat, here to read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts. Between story times, kids can make Dr. Seuss inspired crafts and take photos with our quirky cat visitor.

Mar
3
Sat
Designing Your Kitchen Garden @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Designing Your Kitchen Garden

  • Saturday, March 3, 10am–Noon
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $13; Nonmember $20
  • Lori Coats, Garden Designer, My Raggedy Herbs
  • Register by February 27
  • REGISTER HERE

A kitchen garden design may be comprised of many elements in addition to its plants. These may include: pathways, raised beds, trellises, compost area and more. Styles can range from elegant to utilitarian depending upon taste and budget. Our instructor will present how to approach kitchen garden design based on your preferences and space. You’ll have time to work on a kitchen garden layout for your own yard with help from the instructor so you can leave with a plan to get you started.