“Loved the class and learned so much. I am starting a community garden and all the information will be very helpful to starting the seeds.”  – Lori

“Maureen (Heffernan) is a wonderful instructor!” – Elizabeth Richardson

““This was a lot of fun. Deby (Kaspari) did a good job instructing and encouraging. Thanks!” –Kristy Birkfield

 

April in the Gardens

 

 

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Hort 101 Series: Planting Under Trees

  • Saturday, April 30, 11am – Noon
  • Crystal Bridge 2nd floor Conference Room and Gardens’ Grounds
  • Members FREE/$5 Nonmembers
  • Register by Tuesday, April 26

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Join Matthew Janda, Gardens and Grounds Manager, as he takes us through the ins-and-outs of navigating a tough planting space, under trees. Matthew will discuss landscape design tips and the best plants for this tricky area of the garden. He’ll then take us around the grounds to look at examples and discuss maintenance tips.

 

May in the Gardens for Adults

 

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Barre3 Free Community Workout In The Gardens

  • Monday, May 2, 6-7pm
  • Great Lawn and Bandshell
  • FREE, Bring mat & water

Barre3 returns to the Gardens for more of their popular FREE community workouts. Other workouts are June 6, July 11 & August 1.

 

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Yoga Series Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union

  • Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
  • Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge depending on weather
  • Members FREE, Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 and older
  • No preregistration required

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!

 

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Dancing in the Gardens Dance Lessons

  • Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30pm
  • South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
  • Must be 13 and older
  • Members $10/Nonmembers $15

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Join the stars of 3Sixty Dance Studio for a small group dance lesson in preparation for Dancing in the Gardens. This one hour lesson will give participants one-on-one instruction and break down the steps to help get you prepared for a fun night of Salsa dancing. Limited space available, please register by Monday, May 2.

 

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Dancing in the Gardens: Salsa

  • Thursday, May 5, 7-10pm
  • Seasonal Plaza (by Ice House)
  • FREE, All Ages Welcome
  • No preregistration required

It’s back and with two more nights added to the schedule! This season, Dancing in the Gardens will last from May to September. Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m., instructors from 3Sixty Dance Studio will give a dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. At 8pm on our DJ will crank it up!

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Plant Walk Series: Wildflowers

  • Friday, May 13, Noon – 1pm
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE (Suggested $5 donation)
  • Walkups Welcome!

For this plant walk we will explore the beauty and benefits of growing wildflowers. Jody Lesch, wildflower expert and wildlife lover, will lead us on a walk around the Garden’s grounds showing examples of wildflower plantings and discussing the benefits they offer you and our pollinator friends.

 

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Photography Series: Photography 101

  • Saturday, May 14, 2 – 4pm
  • Terrace Room, Crystal Bridge Conservatory and Gardens’ Grounds
  • Members $28; Nonmembers $35
  • Register by Tuesday, May 10

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Join passionate and experienced photographer, Don Risi (www.donrisi.com), as he teaches you the basics of photography. He’ll show you how to turn a mediocre snapshot into a beautiful photograph, considering various aspects such as composition and lighting. All digital camera styles are welcome from basic compact digital to cell phone to digital SLR cameras.

 

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Full Moon Bike Ride & Run

  • Monday, May 23, 7pm Run, 8 pm Bike Ride
  • Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn
  • Suggested donation of $5 per person
  • Monthly through October

Your favorite health and wellness activity is back! Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Those who make their $5 donation will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness.

Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie! Lights and helmets are required.

 

Prairie Plant Sale

Prairie Garden Plant Sale

  • Pavilion
  • Friday May 27, 10am – 4pm with Members only preview sale, 9-10am
  • Saturday May 28, 9am-4pm

This year’s Oklahoma Gardening School generated so much enthusiasm about prairie gardens that we decided to invite two of our speakers and local nursery owners back for a plant sale! We are pleased to have Bill Farris, owner of Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, and Marilyn Stewart, owner of Wild Things Nursery in southeastern Oklahoma, setting up shop at our Pavilion for a special two-day sale with a special Members’ Preview sale Friday, May 27, 9-10am. 

 

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O. Gail Poole: Flora and Felines art exhibit

  • Exhibition run: April 4-May 27, 2016
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • Exhibit is FREE to the public

Gail Poole (1935-2013), while now revered as an Oklahoman in the canon of American Masters, privately enjoyed a whimsical, illustrative style. ‘Flora & Felines’ is an exhibit of Poole’s fantastical cats and flowers, purrfect for the awakening of spring at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The original paintings are owned by the Estate, which has licensed the first public offering of large-format, limited edition canvas giclées of Poole’s whimsy. A portion of proceeds will benefit Oklahomans for the Arts, to help ensure the arts have a solid place in Oklahoma’s future and the Myriad Gardens.

 

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Gardens Walking Tour

  • Last Saturday of Every Month, May 28, 10am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Free
  • Walkups Welcome!
  • No preregistration required

Join us for our Myriad Gardens Walking Tour program!  The tours, “Plants for Color” or “Plants for Water Conservation,” highlight plants in each season around the Gardens. Enjoy guided tours at 10am the last Saturday of each month or pick up a self-guided tour handout in our south lobby.