Seed Starting Workshop taught by Maureen Heffernan, Myriad Gardens director
- “Maureen Heffernan was very good and informative! Answered all the questions. I’ll definitely attend more classes!” –Patricia
- “Very good & knowledgeable class.” –Kathy
- “It was perfect!!!” – Susan Owen
- “I loved the workshop! A great amount of info. I appreciate getting to take home seeds! I can’t wait to watch them grow!” –Kerri Shadid
- “This was a fantastic class that thoroughly covered every question.”
MARCH/APRIL CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Friday, March 24, Noon – 1pm
Tree ID 101: Walk and Talk
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds; Jerí Irby, Forester and Educator with Oklahoma Forestry Services
- FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
- Register by Monday, March 20
Learn about fantastic new trees to add to your plant palate in this fun and informative walk. Jerí will introduce you to plant identification techniques and show you some tricks for identifying the trees we discuss.
Saturday, March 25, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds
- Walkups Welcome!
- Last Saturday of the month
Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in January and March we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in February we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.
Saturday April 1 and 8 at 11 a.m.
Kaleidoscope of Colors Guided tours
- Meet in South Lobby
- FREE with admission to Crystal Bridge
Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides on a stroll through this year’s spring plant show. Learn all about the colorful orchids and tropical plants that make up the whimsical displays in the conservatory and how they use color to attract pollinators. You will also have the opportunity to see our unique and colorful outdoor bulb displays and learn how to use spring bulbs to add some color to your own garden.
Saturday, April 1, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Civilized Jungle
- Terrace Room and Crystal Bridge Conservatory; Tommy Clarkson, author of The Civilized Jungle
- Cost $5
- Register by Tuesday, March 28
Expand your awareness of some of nature’s most spectacular creations – the vegetation of the tropics. Join Tommy Clarkson of Ola Brisa Gardens in Manzanillo, Mexico as he explains tropical plants in a simple and fun way. Tommy will go through some of his favorite tropicals and discuss their needs and individual “personalities.
Saturday, April 1, 1:30-3 p.m.
- Terrace Room
- Members $15; Nonmembers $20
- Register by Tuesday, March 28
Join Nate Tschaenn, director of horticulture and the mind behind our Spring Show, Kaleidoscope of Colors, to learn to make your own kaleidoscope. Nate will walk you through the basics of how kaleidoscopes work and how to make your own.
Saturday, April 22, 1-4 p.m.
Irrigation and Water Conservation School
- Water Plaza Room & Garden Grounds
- Cost: $25
- Register by Tuesday, April 18
Beautiful home landscapes require water. Sometimes a lot of it. Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to conserve water and money through smart irrigation practices. Join us to learn the ins-and-outs of irrigating your lawn and plants. We’ll discuss how to use this time-saving tool, along with some other smart choices, to save you money and still be good to the earth.
1-2 p.m: Dr. Lou Anella, professor and director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, will give us an overview of landscape irrigation – what it is, why it’s helpful and some best practices. He’ll then delve into drip irrigation and how you can automate the irrigation of patio pots, window boxes and hanging baskets, allowing you to grow beautiful flowers, herbs, or even vegetables.
2-3 p.m: Robert Reaves, water conservation coordinator with the City of Oklahoma City Utilities, will teach you how to program your controller, adjust sprinklers, and how to fix leaks in a sprinkler system. This will be a hands-on learning experience where you can practice new irrigation skills.
3-4 p.m: Myriad Botanical Gardens Horticulturists will take you on a tour of the Gardens, discussing water-wise plants and other practices we use for water conservation, our irrigation system and ways we make it as efficient as possible.
Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Urban Herbs – Herb Sale and Workshops
- All Day Pass Participants get early entrance into herb plant sale at 8am
- Park House Event Center
- $15 per Workshop or $60 for an All-Day Pass (Great Value – five classes for the price of four and early sale entrance)
- Register by Tuesday, April 25
Join us for a fantastic day filled with delicious, aromatic and healing herbs. All proceeds from this day will benefit the Myriad Gardens Volunteer Program.
8-9 a.m. Early Entrance to Plant Sale for All Day Pass Holders
9 a.m. Plant Sale Opens to the Public. Come early to find herbs that you won’t see at other nurseries or greenhouses. Select from a wide variety of culinary and medicinal plants.
9:15–9:45 a.m. Herb Walk with Myriad Gardens Horticulture Staff FREE. Walk with one of the Myriad Gardens horticulture staff as they guide you through some of the beautiful and beneficial herbs planted on our grounds.
10–11 a.m. Planning Your Herb Garden Workshop $15. Learn how to select herbs for your lifestyle and plant them in a productive and useable manner by designing your own herb garden with our help.
11 a.m. – Noon. Creating A Window Sill Herb Planter $15. Herbs are powerful plants. Come see how growing just a few in a window sill container can change your cooking. Head home with three plants to create your own with what you’ve learned.
Noon – 1 p.m. Instructional Herb Lunch $15. Don’t miss this opportunity to eat a scrumptious lunch and listen to an Oklahoma City favorite Kamala Gamble as she discusses how she grew, selected and prepared your entrée, a large spring salad with herbs.
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Herb Walk with Myriad Gardens Horticulture Staff FREE. Walk with one of the Myriad Gardens horticulture staff as they guide you through some of the beautiful and beneficial herbs planted on our grounds.
1–2 p.m. Putting Up Your Herbal Harvest $15. Tired of growing a few herbs and not knowing what to do with them? Come learn how to preserve your harvest and practice making your own bundle to take home and dry.
2–3 p.m. Lavender & Aromatherapy Workshop $15. Plants can heal. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the many benefits of essential oils present in herbs and some practical ways to use them. Each participant will leave with their own personalized herbal sachet.
3–4 p.m. Plant Sale Final Hour