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“I was a school administrator and teacher for 20 years so I’m picky and I loved everything about this class!”

— Bobbi Cummins

 

KIND Yoga SeriesMBG_yoga_social_media_minic03

  • Every Tuesday Evening
  • 5:45 – 6:45pm
  • Inside the Crystal Bridge
  • FREE for members; $10 nonmembers

This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 4pmMBG_avantgardeners_volunteers

Spring Volunteer Orientation

  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • FREE

Seeking wonderful volunteers for the Gardens!  We need great volunteer help with our special events, education, guided tours, basic gardening and much more!  Fill out a volunteer application online at myriadgardens.org and come to our spring orientation to get started.  Call Toni Lee, Director of Volunteer & Visitor Services at 405.445.7087 to get the dirt on volunteering at the Gardens.

 

Thursday, April 30, Noon – 1pm1 soil

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: Dig a Ten Dollar Hole

  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • FREE

Healthy soil yields healthy plants, but what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?  Come listen as soil expert Sam Minick, of Minick Materials, walks us through achieving and maintaining healthy soil. You won’t want to miss this! As the saying goes, “Dig a ten dollar hole for a one dollar plant!”

 

Thursday, April 30, 6-7:30pmmbg_drkrishna

Mindful Living:  Practical Skills to Reboot Your Brain and Improve Your Health with Murali Krishna, MD, DLFAPA

  • Location TBD
  • Registration required by Monday, April 27
  • Member $15; Non-member $20

Living in a high speed, fast food, multi-tasking world can leave you feeling frustrated and frazzled – far from the peaceful, joyful life you could be living. Join R. Murali Krishna, M.D., President & COO of INTEGRIS Mental Health and Co-Founder & President INTEGRIS James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body & Spirit  as he teaches you practical skills to help you “reboot” your brain and improve your health through more mindful living.

 

May

 

MONDAY, MAY 4FULL MOON BICYCLE RIDE

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run

  • 6 p.m. – Timed training run begins
  • 8:30 p.m.- Ride begins
  • Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn Suggested donation $5 per person

Our Full Moon Bike Rides have been such a hit that we decided to let runners in on the fun. Bike ride: bring your bike and meet up for a leisurely hour’s ride. Routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie. Lights and helmets are required.

Training run: Ultramax Sports Oklahoma will be on hand for free timed training runs. Complete a quick registration, wear the bib number provided and choose your distance from 2-8 miles. You’ll get distance, time and pace results.

 

THURSDAYS, MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 AND JUNE 4 AND 11, 9-10 a.m.

T’ai Chi Series with Silas Wolfmbg_Tai Chi

  • Water Stage
  • Members- $30 for six class series; Non-members- $60 for six class series
  • Series runs May 7- June 11

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T’ai Chi is characterized by slow, rhythmic, relaxed movements and is widely known for its health benefits. Try it to to reduce stress, lose weight, lower blood pressure, and promote general health and well-being. The six-week class will be taught by Master Silas Wolf who holds a 6th degree Black Belt with the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association and has taught Tai Chi for 30 years.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Painting in the Gardens Series with Wine and Palettewine adn palate

  • Members $10; please call to (405) 227-0230 to register and receive your discounted rate.
  • Non-members $20; please register online here
  • All ages; walk-ups welcome

It’s Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on canvas! Wine and Palette instructors will show you how to paint a picture on a 16 X 20 canvas. Participants will be given instruction and shown the steps to create a unique and personal work of art.

 

The Lone Bellow

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 9 p.m.

Southern Sounds Concert Series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens: Ali Harter Band, Cory Branan and the Lone Bellow

  • Great Lawn
  • FREE
  • All ages welcome

You won’t want to miss this show! Bring a blanket and enjoy a free performance with some great live music, vendors and your favorite people.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 10 – 11 a.m.

Introduction to Horticulture Series: Spring Pruning Demonstration and Discussion03-25-2013 Lopers

  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Free for members; $5 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, May 12

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Did you know spring is the best time to prune many spring blooming plants? Come to this workshop and your Azaleas, Flowering Quince, and Forsythia will thank you! Join Courtney Keck, Horticulturist and Extension Educator as she discusses the best pruning methods for spring pruning.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22, Noon – 1 p.m.

Plant Walk Series: Organic Pest Managementmbg_pests

  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Free (Suggested $5 donation)
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, May 19

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Learn how to rid your plants of pests in an earth-friendly way! Join Tracey Payton Miller, Horticulture and Entomology Educator, for this one hour ‘talk and walk.’ Tracey will discuss ways to deter pests, including a few plants pests don’t like, and ways to treat them when you find them. Special thanks to program collaborator OKC Beautiful.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 28, Noon – 1 p.m.mbg_your_garden

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: “Love Your Landscape”

  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor
  • Conference Room
  • FREE to the public

Bored with your yard? Join Director of Education Dr. Ann Fleener as she explains different design styles such as Cottage Gardens, English Gardens and Modern Gardens, and ways to add elements of these styles to your own garden.