OKC Garden Fest A Week from Saturday!

OKC Garden Fest A Week from Saturday!

Myriad Botanical Gardens is the new home of the OKC Garden Fest. The third annual event is Saturday, May 13, 9am-4pm on the Gardens’ Pavillion and Pavillion Lawn. Admission is free. Timed to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend, the festival will feature herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. Activities for children will also be offered and there is no charge for attending. This year will again feature an area with information for those wanting to start a butterfly garden or Monarch Waystation, an intentionally-managed garden that offers food and habitat for the Monarch butterfly population. Several vendors will offer milkweed for Monarchs along with other pollinator friendly plants. New this year will be educational talks and demonstrations about gardens and pollinators.

Vendors to date include:

360 Farms
Bent Tree Farms
Buzz Art
CD3 Farm/ Tap your Health Source
Celtic Supercenter
Chaos Cactus
Duck Creek Farms
Garden Box Anywhere
Grahams Jewelrey Box
High Calliper Growing
Jo’s Garden Shop
Laughing Rabbit Soap Co.
Lost Creek Mushroom Farm
K&K Nursery and Landscape 
Lakeside Greenhouse
Lokey’s Lakeside Green House
Martin Nature Park Center
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mustang Creek Alpacas
Oklahoma Native Plan Society
Oklahoma State Beekeepers
Peppers and More 
Plant Wisdom Garden Center
Prairie Wind Nursery
Quantify Solar 
R&E Plants “The Herb Place”
Roses Inc. Green Country 
Rustic Country
Sierra Club (Running the monarch waystation)
Skyridge Farm
Southern Plant Farm
Tall Grass Prairie Soap
Tidewater Winery
Tinroof Studios
Utopia Gardens
White Dog Chiles
Wild Horse Canyon Farms
Wild Things Nursery
Wine and Palette

 

Events during OKC Garden Fest:

Speakers

  • 9:30-9:45am – Annie Napier,  “Earth Kind Gardening”
  • 10:00-10:15am –  Freddy Hill, “Keyhole Gardening”
  • 11:00-11:15am –  Master Gardners, “Sheet Mulching/Lasagna Gardening”

Saturday, May 13, 11am – 1pm

Drop-in Seed Bomb Making

  • Children’s Garden
  • $2 per person
  • Best for ages 5 to 9, all ages welcome

As you walk among all the amazing booths at OKC Garden Fest, drop in to get creative and a little messy. We’ll walk kiddos (or adults!) through making their very own seed bomb to take home. We’ll also talk about all the awesome seeds in the mix – what they’ll grow into and offer to your garden.

Saturday, May 13, 11am-1pm

Painting in the Gardens: “Fancy Flowers”

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art. On this day we’ll make “Fancy Flowers” on at 16″x 20″ canvas.

Speakers continued

  • 11:30-11:45am Susan Staggs and Cary Carbaugh with Marcum’s Nursery “Container Gardens”
  • 12:00-12:15pm Adam Sarmiento, “Native Plants and Native Plant Society”
  • 12:30-1pm  Pierce Hart Celtic Trio performance
  • 1:00-1:15pm Forest Chapman, “Honey Bees”
  • 1:30-1:45pm Kim Bartlett, “Bees & Pollinators”
  • 2-2:15pm Julia Laughlin, “Growing Herbs”
  • 2:30-2:45pm Brent Madding,  “Elderberries-Reviving old Plants?”
  • 3-3:15pm Rebecca Snyder, “How you Can Help Monarchs & OKC Metro Monarch Network
  • 3:30-3:45pm Elia Woods, “Community Gardening”