March into the Gardens

March into the Gardens

March is one of our favorite months of the year in the Myriad Botanical Gardens! Our very popular Oklahoma Garden School returns March 11, and it’s reaching a sellout. We have fun events including Adventure Week March 13-16 during Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day fun on Friday, March 17. Spring classes for kids; walking tours, yoga and more! We’re also introducing a new Crystal Bridge floral exhibit Kaleidoscope of Colors that’s sure to wow visitors.


Kids & Families

Saturday, March 25, 2 – 3pm

Spring Celebration

  • Water Plaza Room
  • Members $8; Nonmembers $10
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Register by Tuesday, March 14

Come out and celebrate the start of spring with your family. We’ll learn about: bulb flowers that start off the season; dissect a bulb; and then each pot one up to take home. We’ll finish by creating a paper kite to go out and fly. 


March 29 10:30 – 11:30am

Bringing Gardens to Life

  • Terrace Room
  • Members $2; Nonmembers $3
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • Last Wednesday of each month

Stick around after Reading Wednesdays for this fun indoor activity that brings gardens to life, even when it’s cold outside! We will make a nature-based, take-home craft that relates to the book, such as bird seed ornaments or handprint trees. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Christman at (405) 445-5162.




March 10 through April 15, 2017

EXHIBIT: Kaleidoscope of Colors

  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Open during Crystal Bridge Hours:
  • Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • $8 adults, $7 seniors/students/military
  • FREE for members & Children 3 & Under

Myriad Gardens presents a unique perspective on the colors of spring in its new orchid and spring flower show. Hundreds of orchids, spring flowers, and colorful tropicals in a rainbow of colors will be on display in exciting exhibits and arrangements that will dazzle the eye. Outside of the conservatory, see thousands more tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs in our biggest celebration of spring ever!

Related events

 Saturdays, March 25, April 1 & 8, 11am

Kaleidoscope of Colors Guided Tours

  • FREE with admission to Crystal Bridge

Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides on a stroll through this year’s spring 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, March 18, 11am-1pm

Saturday, March 25, 11am – Noon

Attracting a Kaleidoscope of Pollinators to Your Yard

  • Water Plaza Room
  • Abby Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Members $3; Nonmembers $5
  • Register by Tuesday, March 28

In this class, learn how to create a garden that will be attractive to you and pollinators. We’ll discuss ways to attract pollinators (insects, butterflies and birds) to your yard so that you have an explosion of flower color and an influx of all your favorite pollinators this spring and summer! Make a morning of it and join us beforehand for the Gardens Walking Tour at 10am.


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
  • Free
  • 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 March we’ll discuss plants for water conservation. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.


Tuesdays, 5:45pm

Yoga in the Gardens

  • No late arrivals after 5:50pm
  • Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
  • Members FREE, Nonmembers $10
  • Must be at least 11 years old to participate

This is a great all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Every Wednesday, 10 – 11am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story.  For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.

Wednesdays, 5:45pm

Family Yoga in the Gardens

  • No late arrivals after 5:50pm
  • Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
  • Members $5, Nonmembers $10
  • Best for ages 5-10

Want to get keep your kids and yourself active during the winter months? Come to the Gardens each week for a fun family yoga course. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. This isn’t just for kids; this is for the ENTIRE family. Come, exercise and unwind from the day together. Classes will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week.