“For the first time in my memory it seems like OKC has a gardening/nature community and in my opinion the Myriad has much to do with this transformation.” – Marilyn Stewart, owner of Wild Things Nursery
“It was great!” –Jill Enevoldsen
“Always a great experience. Thank you!” – Catherine
“In 2 months I will be living on the coast of China for a couple of years. I might go on Lori’s Facebook Group and tell her how things are going if I try to grow herbs like lavender.” –Jessica Chilcoat
Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 5:45 – 6:45pm
- Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather
- $5 for members, $10 non-members
Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Our instructor is Ashley Johnson, a Zumba instructor at the YMCA and with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 10 – 11am
- Meinders Terrace
- Ages 16 & Up
One of the best ways to achieve a healthy frame of mind is through meditation. First, join us Saturday, August 27 to learn the art of mindfulness and come back on your own in September to start your practice in the garden. We’ll have tips for even more effective meditation posted at the Terrace.
Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 5:45-7pm
Yoga in the Gardens sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- No Late arrivals after 5:50pm
- Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge
- Members FREE; Nonmembers $10
- Must be 16 & older
This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!
Saturday, September 17, 9am – 4pm
Bent Willow Furniture Class for Absolute Beginners
- Pavilion or Terrace Room, depending on the weather
- Bim Willow, Master Furniture Builder
- Register online by Friday, September 9
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 include:
- Historical Bent Willow Loveseat, Members $340; Nonmembers $355
- Historical Bent Willow Chair, (create in 4 hours) Members $240 ; Nonmembers $255
- Garden Bench, (create in 2 to 3 hours) Members $95 ; $105 Nonmembers
- Sassy End table, (create less than 2 hours) Members $95 ; Nonmembers $105
- Foot stool, (create in less than 2 hours) Members $70; $80 Nonmembers
Times reflect NO prior building experience! Advance registration with your project choice required. Bring a sack lunch or grab a burger at the Ice House during a break.
September 24, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds
- Free, Walkups Welcome!
- Last Saturdays of each 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 July and 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. Rain date, Sunday, October 2, 10am – 3pm
Sunday, September 25, 10am – 3pm
Butterfly Garden Tour
Gardens around OKC!
Oklahoma plays an integral role in many butterflies’ lives with its central location and the prairie habitat it offers. Celebrate the Year of the Pollinator by touring hidden butterfly gardens around the city to get inspiration and ideas for starting a pollinator pocket of your own, large or small. Start this tour at any of the garden locations, pick up a map at your first garden, and enjoy speaking with home owners, vendors, and butterfly-loving guides. Special thanks to sponsors: the Urban AG Coalition, OK Native Plant Society and Sierra Club.
Thursday, September 29, Noon – 1pm
Cooking With Kam
- Park House Event Center
- Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock, premier OKC chefs
- Members $8 ; Nonmembers $10
- Register by Friday, September 23
Life on the go but still want to enjoy healthy, incredibly tasty meals? Each month Kam and Barb will teach us how to make great side dishes from local, seasonal vegetables. The dishes are vegetable-based and perfect for vegetarians.