September Classes for Kids and Adults

Here’s a brief look at the classes that will conclude the Gardens’ summer of education classes for kids and adults! 

Classes for Kids

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday10am
  • 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.


Edible Flower Arranging

  • Saturday, September 23, 1:30–3pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Hilary Clark and KJ Kane, Local Floral Designers 
  • Edible supplies for this class generously donated by Whole Foods Market
  • Members $15; Nonmembers $20
  • Ages 6 and up welcome, families encouraged
  • Register by Tuesday, September 19

Did you know that you can make a stunning flower arrangement that you can also munch on? In this interactive class, we’ll guide kids and families through the fun and easy steps of making an arrangement to be proud of. We’ll start with a hunt through our Gardens to pick a few flowers to use in our arrangements along with some beautiful (and yummy!) fruits and vegetables. Families are welcome to work on an arrangement together.

For Adults

Bent Willow Furniture Class for Absolute Beginners

  • Saturday, September 16, 9am – 3pm
  • Pavilion or Terrace Room, depending on weather
  • Bim Willow, Master Furniture Builder
  • Register by Tuesday, September 12

You’ll never look at a stick the same again. Learn to turn branches into family heirlooms. Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow as he teaches you to mold and bend fresh willow into beautiful, long lasting furniture. Come with a hammer and pruning shears and leave with a finished project using the techniques of this historical American craft. Project options:

Backyard Chicken Workshop

  • Saturday, September 23, 10-11:30am
  • $12/$15
  • Registration required

“Grow” your own fresh eggs. Join Lori Coats, chicken expert and gardener, as she discusses the ins and outs of raising chickens. Lori will go over the challenges and benefits of life with chickens, offer tips for raising them from eggs to hens and bring one along for a close-up experience.

Recommended for Adults, Children Welcome


Gardens Walking Tour

  • September 30, 10am
  • FREE
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds

Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. In September we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in August we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.