February

KIDS & FAMILIES

Reading Wednesdays

  • February 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • 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. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

Little Sapling Series

  • February 27 and March 13 & 27, 10–11am
  • Every Other Tuesday, January – March
  • Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
  • Members $3; Nonmembers $4
  • Best for ages 2-5
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.

Strictly for the Birds

  • Saturday, February 24, 11 – 11:45am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Abigail Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Member $3; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 5-9
  • Register by Tuesday, February 20
  • REGISTER ONLINE

Join us for a morning of bird-brained education and craft making.  Learn how to make your backyard a bird-friendly habitat with plants and make a bird feeder to further welcome birds to your yard.

Reading Wednesday with the Metropolitan Downtown Library

  • February 28, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Metro Library to Reading Wednesdays! Library staff will be onsite with their pop-up library where you can sign your family up for library cards, or will be working with the Myriad Gardens to provide the reading and a fun craft. 

ADULTS

Yoga in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • February 20 & 27, 5:45pm
  • Instructed by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga
  • Every Tuesday, 5:45pm
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Outdoors or Terrace Room
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.

SOLD OUT: Designing a Butterfly Garden

  • Saturday, February 24, 11am-12:30pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Marilyn Stewart, Wild Things Nursery

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. Butterfly gardens are beautiful and buzzing with life.  They are crucial to help butterflies and other pollinators and insects find sustenance to survive and thrive. Join butterfly guru Marilyn Stewart to learn how to design and select plants for creating your own butterfly garden this spring.

Introduction to Growing Plants for New Gardeners

  • Tuesday, February 27, 6-7pm
  • Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $7
  • Ann Fleener, Director of Education, Myriad Gardens
  • Register by Friday, February 23
  • REGISTER HERE

This three part series serves as an introduction to the basics of growing ornamental garden plants including trees, shrubs and perennial flowers and grasses. Each class includes handouts on plant lists and maintenance guidelines. Part 1 in February will cover trees and discuss the best trees to grow in OKC and how to plant and maintain them.  The other dates are March 27 and April 24, 6-7pm.

Gardens Walking Tour

  • February 24, 10-11am
  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome

Expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get inspiration for your garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from winter color to drought tolerant and more. Self –guided plant tour handouts are also available in our South Lobby.

Senior Wellness Wednesday

  • Wednesday, February 28, 9 – 10:30am
  • Park House Event Center and Crystal Bridge
  • Member: $12 includes activities in the Park House Event Center and admission to the Crystal Bridge
  • Nonmember: $15 includes activities in the Park House Event Center and admission to the Crystal Bridge
  • ALL SENIORS Crystal Bridge admission is $2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Best for ages 62+
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us for a 30 minute heart healthy exercise class, followed by a heart healthy cooking /wine demo and tasting with Kam’s Kookery. End your visit with a walk through the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. This is the first part of a three month series focusing on betterment of Senior’s mind, body and soul. Other dates include March 28 and April 25.

EXHIBITS

‘Jardin do Amor/Garden of Love’ Works by Skip Hill

  • February 1 – March 23, 2018
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • FREE to the public during Crystal Bridge hours:
  • Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Proceeds from art sales benefit the Myriad Gardens Foundation

Skip Hill creates color rich and lyrical art exuding moods of epicurean delights in a mélange of sensual and sensory experience. Some of the most captivating parts of his mixed-media drawings are in their peripheral details – Tattoo expressive patterning, looping graphic lines, kinetic scribbling, Kanji calligraphy and African motifs. Like a shaman, Hill communicates freely between two worlds, between dream and reality, and manages to artfully coordinate his fantasy with his hand.

The Orchid & Poetry Show

  • February 16-March 24, 2018
  • Opening reception, Thursday, February 15, 5-7pm
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Free with Crystal Bridge admission $8 adults, $7 seniors/students/military.
  • FREE for members of the Gardens

Plants have long served as an inspiration for poetry. For the 2018 orchid show, poetry will be the inspiration for our annual floral displays. Curated and arranged by Nate Tschaenn, director of horticulture and resident orchid expert, the Crystal Bridge will be filled with hundreds of spectacular orchids and tropical flowers featured in exhibits inspired by some of our favorite poems. Visit myriadgardens.org for related events.