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KIND Yoga SeriesMBG_yoga_alexis

  • Every Tuesday Evening in January-March
  • 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.

 

Love and Orchids: Premiere Night for Jewel Orchids:  2nd-crystalorchids3
Treasures of the Rainforest

  • Saturday, Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.
  • Crystal Bridge
  • Members- $15 per person/ $25 for two people; Non-members- $20 per person/ $30 for two people
  • (ticket price includes one glass of champagne)
  • Ages 21 and over
  • RSVP by February 9

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On Valentine’s Day, celebrate Love, Orchids and support the Gardens!  Enjoy a champagne stroll and live jazz music through the Crystal Bridge for opening night of the exhibit Jewel Orchids:  Treasures of the Rainforest.  Discover the allure of these tropical treasures as you marvel at over 1,000 individual orchids adorning the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.

 

Introduction to Horticulture Series: Tool Care WorkshopMBG_tools

  • Thursday, February 19
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Free for members; $5 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Monday, February 16

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During the winter months, gardeners focus on preparing their tools for the upcoming gardening season. In this lunch-time talk our Lead Horticulturist Matthew Janda will share what the gardeners at Myriad Gardens do in the winter to prep for summer and he’ll walk us through several tools that may be helpful in your garden this spring. Matthew will then cover some tips for caring for each of these tools and will demonstrate the best methods for cleaning and sharpening them. Bring lunch and your favorite hand-held tool for a free sharpening!

 

Botanical Drawing in Pencil and PastelMBG_Debbie Kaspari

  • Saturday, February 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Debbie Kaspari, Oklahoma Natural History Artist
  • $20 members; $25 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, February 17

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Join Debby Kaspari, Oklahoma-based, nationally-renowned natural history artist, illustrator, and award winning writer, as we draw tropical foliage and flowers in the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Learn to create elegant compositions with pencil and pastel on 8 1/2″ x 11″ toned paper in this simple mixed media technique. Wear comfortable clothes and bring bottled water. All levels welcome for this fun, intimate class in a beautiful tropical setting. See examples of Debby’s work on her blog, Drawing the Motmot atdrawingthemotmot.wordpress.com.

 

Discover the Wonderful World of Edible WildcraftingMBG_jonathanstranger

  • Saturday, February 26, Noon-1pm
  • Terrace Room and Myriad Garden Grounds
  • $10 members; $12 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, February 24 (5 minimum, 40 maximum)

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Learn all about the art of foraging for local and healthy food in this fascinating and informative class by Jackie Dill, a wildcrafting expert, lifelong forager and educator. Her pupils include  Johnathon Stranger, Chef at Ludivine, Mark Dunham, Head of the Culinary Institute at Francis Tuttle, and Lisa Beckwin, Owner of the Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy. Each of these chefs are incorporating many of the local plants Jackie has introduced them to in their recipes. In this class, Jackie will provide an overview of wildcrafting and tips on preparing wild edibles, herbs, and mushrooms. Class will conclude with a small sampling of Jackie’s recipes.

 

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Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Devon Energy Corp.
The Not Too Big Garden

Saturday, March 14, 9am – 4pm

  • Devon Auditorium
  • $35 members; $60 nonmembers; $20 students with ID; optional box lunch
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, March 10
  • Become a Myriad Gardens member and get half off registration cost!

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Following the success of “The Not So Big House,” by Sarah Susanka, an idea was sparked that less really can be more. This workshop focuses on the idea that there can be more satisfaction and freedom in creating a smaller oasis which requires less expense and labor and allows more time to enjoy the beautiful space you’ve created. Whether you have a small space or a large garden but long for a more intimate setting, this workshop will teach you how to create a retreat you’ll love. Join us for a full day of talks that will offer design tips, inspirational examples, and plant selection recommendations for making the most of a smaller garden so that rather than being a drawback, it becomes something to celebrate. Get the agenda and speaker bios here.

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The Meinders Foundation

Additional Sponsors

Calvert’s Plant Interiors
Kitty and Richard Champlin
Precure Nursery and Garden Center

Minick Materials

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Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Secondary-orchids2

ORCHID SALE

  • Crystal Bridge Lobby

Hundreds of orchids from our Orchid Show displays will go on sale, and are available first come, first served. Dozens of different types of orchids will be available for purchase at deeply discounted prices. All regular sized orchids are just $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Large, one-gallon Cymbidiums will be $10 for members $15 for non-members.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 11 a.m. – NoonMBG_kids_potatoes

Plant and Eat Potatoes! 

  • Children’s Garden; Free (Suggested donation of $2/child)
  • Walkups welcome!
  • Best for ages 2-5

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by being GREEN and learning about Irish potatoes.  We’ll plant a potato tower using straw, soil, and seed potatoes.  A potato tower is a great way to grow a large quantity of potatoes in a small space; and they’re easy to make!  We’ll also have a tasty potato treat for you to eat. Led by Kerry Rapp, Children’s Garden Manager.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 12 – 1 p.m.MBG_st_patricks_day_logo

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

  • Water Stage
  • Free Admission

May the luck of the Irish be with you as we celebrate St. Patty’s Day. The fun begins with a foot stompin’ performance by the Pierce-Hart Celtic band followed by a lively performance with the Oklahoma Academy of Irish Dance. Don’t forget to wear your green!

 

Wednesday, March 18, 12 – 1 p.m.MBG garden walking

Plant Walk Series: Planning for Year-Round Color in Your Garden

  • Myriad Gardens Grounds
  • Meet in the Crystal Bridge Lobby
  • FREE. Suggested $5 Donation

Join Linda Horn, plant guru and director of marketing and community relations at Total Environment, Inc.for this one hour ‘talk and walk.’ She’ll present some easy ways to introduce more color into your landscape as we meander through the beautiful and exciting Myriad Gardens. Whether you choose a monochromatic scheme or a bright palette of colors, learn the plants that will help you achieve a garden that is always inviting and one that you can continually improve every year with colorful additions. From bulbs and azaleas in early spring to fall flowering trees and colorful winter bark – you can transform your dull garden into an outdoor living area to enjoy year round! Special thanks to program collaborator OKC Beautiful.

 

Friday, March 20, 10 – 11:30 a.m.mbg_spring_tulips

Spring Celebration!

  • Water Plaza Room and Myriad Garden Grounds
  • $10 members; $12 nonmembers
  • Registration requested by Tuesday, March 17
  • Best for ages 6-10

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Come enjoy the first day of spring with Gardens Director of Education Dr. Ann Fleener. She’ll teach us about the flowers of the season and we’ll create paper flowers to take home. Then we’ll learn about the weather of spring and make a kite to take outside to our Great Lawn and fly.

 

Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m. – Noonmbg_class_adult_potato

This Spud’s For You: Interactive Potato Planting Demonstration

  • Children’s Garden
  • FREE (Suggested $3 donation)
  • Walkups welcome!

Spring is the perfect time to plant potatoes for a great summer crop. A potato tower is a simple project that’s ideal for urban gardens as you can grow a large quantity of potatoes in a small space! You can plant your harvest with seed potatoes and yield 10 times more potatoes than the number of seed potatoes you start with. Join Director of Education, Dr. Ann Fleener as we discuss this almost magical process and plant a potato tower using straw, soil, and seed potatoes.

 

Thursday, March 26, NoonMBG Ann Fleener

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: “Not Too Big Garden on a Budget” Panel Discussion

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

Is your space for a garden as small as your budget?  Come and learn about simple design ideas, economical plants that thrive in Oklahoma and up-cycling elements you may already have around your house and garden.  Join our local experts for a panel discussion: Ann Fleener, Director of Education, Myriad Gardens; and Casey Sharber, Director of Horticulture, Myriad Gardens.