NOVEMBER

Devon Ice Rink Opens

  • Monday, November 13-Sunday, January 28
  • Location: Seasonal Plaza
  • Members $7 per person, includes skate rental; Nonmembers $13 per person, includes skate rental; Nonmembers $8 per person if you bring your own skates
  • Groups 10+ $9 per person, advanced registration required, email rentals@myriadgardens.org
  • Operating Hours: Monday–Thursday, 3–9pm; Friday, 3–11pm; Saturday, 11am–11pm; Sunday, 11am–7pm
  • For holiday hours visit here.

Each holiday season, the Myriad Botanical Gardens transforms its seasonal plaza into the Devon Ice Rink, making for a winter wonderland set in a bustling downtown setting. At Devon Ice Rink, you can skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights the Devon Ice Rink.

Forcing Paperwhites and Amaryllis for the Holidays

  • Friday, November 17, 1-3pm & Wednesday, November 22, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Dr. Ann Fleener, Myriad Gardens Director of Education
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • Member $10, Nonmember $15; Children’s Mini Option $5
  • Drop-in

Learn how to force beautiful flowering bulbs just in time for the holidays. In this interactive walk-up you’ll learn about the long-blooming Paperwhite, which can bloom for up to six weeks and the show-stopping Amaryllis. We’ll discuss care tips and guide you through potting up your own bulbs to enjoy at home.

SOLD OUT: Learn to Curl

  • Saturday, November 18, 9-10:30am
  • Devon Ice Rink
  • Members: $20; Nonmembers: $25
  • January classes to be announced

Club members will walk you through the basic rules and etiquette of curling, explain the how’s and why’s of delivering and sweeping a stone and get you on the ice enjoying the sport of curling with friends or family! Dress warm, wear rubber soled shoes and prepare for a fun morning on the ice! All other equipment will be provided by the Oklahoma Curling Club.

Painting Pots & Planting Herbs

  • Saturday, November 18, 10-11:30am
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Register by Tuesday, November 14 
  • REGISTER HERE

This is great class for families to learn about the indoor herbs they can grow during the chilly months to use in tasty holiday meals.  Each child will paint a terra cotta pot and plant an herb of their choice to take home.  We’ll learn how to take care of our new herb plant and talk about some tasty, healthy ways to use our herbs as they grow.

Painting in the Gardens with Wine and Palette “Pumpkins and Susans”

  • Saturday, November 19, 11am-1pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Members: $30 to register call (405) 227-0230
  • Nonmembers: $35 register online here

Join Wine and Palette for a fall Painting in the Gardens! Paint the “Pumpkins and Susans” on a 16×20 canvas.

Greens Market

  • Wednesday, November 22, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • Walkups Welcome

Purchase beautiful greens and wreaths for your mantel, table, doors and more. Noble fir, princess pine, juniper and a variety of other greens will be available for purchase at a great price and we’ll be on site to answer questions about preserving your greens through the holidays.

OG&E Merry & Bright Free

  • Sundays, November 26, December 3, 10 and 17, 6-9pm
  • Admission Sundays
  • Crystal Bridge
  • FREE

The beauty of the Crystal Bridge takes on a whole new glow at night. Thanks to our friends at OGE Energy Corp., we are pleased to offer FREE admission on Sunday evenings in December to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Come enjoy charming holiday light displays and beautiful plant exhibits designed especially for the holiday season. It will be cold outside, but you will think it’s Christmas in July in the balmy warmth of the tropics.

 

On-going

Yoga Series

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50PM
  • Outdoors or in the Terrace Room
  • depending on weather
  • Member $5; Nonmember $10
  • Must be 16 and older

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

Reading Wednesdays

  • 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.

December

Devon Ice Rink

  • Seasonal Plaza
  • Members $7 per person, includes skate rental
  • Nonmembers $13 per person, includes skate rental
  • Nonmembers $8 per person if you bring your own skates
  • Groups 10+ $9 per person, advanced registration required
  • Operating Hours: Monday–Thursday, 3–9pm; Friday, 3–11pm; Saturday, 11am–11pm; Sunday, 11am–7pm
  • Extended school holiday hours December 14-January 3: Monday-Saturday, 11am–11pm; Sunday, 11am–7pm; Last day: Wednesday, January 3, 11am–9pm
  • Holiday hours: Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 11am–6pm; Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 12–7pm; New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 11am–11pm; New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 11am–11pm

Each holiday season, the Gardens transforms its seasonal plaza into the Devon Ice Rink, making for a winter wonderland set in a bustling downtown setting. At Devon Ice Rink, you can skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings.

OG&E Merry & Bright Free

  • Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17, 6-9pm
  • Admission Sundays
  • Crystal Bridge
  • FREE

The beauty of the Crystal Bridge takes on a whole new glow at night. Thanks to our friends at OGE Energy Corp., we are pleased to offer FREE admission on Sunday evenings in December to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Come enjoy charming holiday light displays and beautiful plant exhibits designed especially for the holiday season. It will be cold outside, but you will think it’s Christmas in July in the balmy warmth of the tropics.

Saturdays with Santa

  • Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • 9am-5pm Crystal Bridge Hours-FREE
  • 10am-4pm Devon’s Saturday’s with Santa Activities
    FREE, all ages welcome

Devon’s Saturday’s with Santa will expand into the Gardens again this year; families can enjoy food trucks, FREE admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and entertainment inside the Crystal Bridge. Our herbal Christmas display with floral arrangements and festive displays will adorn the Bridge, while the outdoor grounds will be decked with boughs of holly and greenery, making a beautiful winter backdrop for your family photos. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Devon Ice Rink and our other holiday attractions.

Living Wreath Class

  • Saturday, December 2,10am-Noon and 2-4pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Succulent Wreath – Member $75; Nonmember $85
  • Evergreen Wreath – Member $45; Nonmember $55
  • Register by Tuesday, November 28
  • REGISTER HERE

Back by popular demand with two offerings this year. Choose from a fantastic, modern succulent wreath or the classic, traditional evergreen wreath in this fun, hands on holiday workshop. Participants will receive group and one-on-one instruction as we walk you through creating your own beautiful 18-22” wreath to adorn your home. Succulent wreaths are best for indoors, while evergreens are best for the outdoors, why not sign up for both classes and make each one? New this year for evergreen wreaths, we’ll have fresh herbs on hand to add a lovely holiday scent.

Painting in the Gardens with Wine & Palette “Polar Express”

All aboard! Join Wine and Palette for Painting in the Gardens to create a winter wonderland favorite. Paint the “Polar Express” on a 11×14 canvas.

Pruning Trees

  • Thursday, December 7, 11am-Noon
  • Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $4; Nonmember $7
  • Register by Monday, December 4
  • REGISTER HERE

December is a great time to prune many plants in the garden. Join our Gardens and Grounds Manager, Matthew Janda, for a hands-on workshop. Matthew will first give an overview of the best time for pruning both flowering and evergreen trees. He’ll then demonstrate proper tree pruning techniques and give each participant a chance to try their hand at pruning. Proper tool maintenance will be touched on as well.

Forcing Paperwhites for the Holidays

  • Friday, December 8, 11am-Noon
  • Terrace Room
  • Dr. Ann Fleener, Myriad Gardens Director of Education
  • Member $10; Nonmember $15
  • Register by Monday, December 4
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn how to force this beautiful flower just in time for the holidays. In this interactive program you’ll learn about the long-blooming Paperwhite, which can bloom for up to six weeks. We’ll discuss care tips and guide you through potting up your own bulbs to enjoy at home.

Festive Fridays: Santa Paws presented by Midtown Vets

  • Friday, December 8, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Dog Park or Terrace Room-weather dependent
  • Member: $5 per member dog
  • Nonmember: $10 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Are you in need of a Christmas card photo with your fur baby this year? Well, the Gardens have just the ticket for you! Join us for photos with Santa, mingle with other dogs, enjoy a “Pup”-piccino, or make a paw print stocking for your mantle. Midtown Vets will be onsite accepting donations for their “I’m Not Alone” program and A1 Pet Emporium will have milk and cookies and goodie bags for all registered pups! Advance registration is required by Thursday, December 7 at noon.

Gingerbread House Workshop

  • Saturday, December 9, 10am-Noon
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $35; Nonmember $40
  • Register by Monday, November 20
  • All ages welcome. Children ages 8 & under will need chaperone help
  • REGISTER HERE

‘Tis the season to decorate a beautiful gingerbread house. We’ll learn about the flavorful ginger root – where it comes from, how it grows – and then go on a hunt in our conservatory to find it. We’ll finish by decorating our fragrant masterpieces. All supplies provided including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little help if needed.

Herbal Holiday Gifts

  • Saturday, December 9, 2-4pm
  • Water Plaza Room
  • Monica Arndt, Herbalist
  • Member $18; Nonmember $25
  • Register by Tuesday, December 5
  • REGISTER HERE

Join Herbalist, Monica Arndt, to create a kitchen gift basket for the holidays. Monica will provide you with recipes and then guide you through the steps of creating your own Herbs De Provence mix, a Rose Petal Jam and an 8” living Rosemary wreath. She’ll also discuss the benefits of each of these herbs and will provide great ideas for adding even more to your basket. You may even need to make two baskets, one for a friend and one for you!

Festive Fridays: Sensory Santa Evening

  • Friday, December 15, 6-8pm
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Member: $8 per participant, adults FREE
  • Nonmember: $12 per participant, adults FREE
  • REGISTER HERE 

An event for families with children with special needs, join us inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory for an evening with Santa. This event provides a more controlled and welcoming environment for a Santa Photo Experience. We will have festive booths with activities for the children. Santa will be in a designated spot for photos throughout the evening. No loud music. A light snack will be provided for registered participants. Registered guests that need handicap accessible parking should contact Nicole Kusnierz for details at nkusinerz@myriadgardens.org

Pruning Shrubs and Vines

  • Friday, December 15, Noon-1pm
  • Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $4; Nonmember $7
  • Register by Monday, December 11
  • REGISTER HERE 

Have an overgrown hedge row or climbing vine? Looking to clean up your garden a bit? Then join our Gardens and Grounds Manager, Matthew Janda, for hands on instruction on how to properly maintain your shrubs and vines. Matthew will discuss the best time for pruning various shrub and vine types and will demonstrate proper pruning techniques as well as tool maintenance. Each participant will have a chance to practice their newly learned skills in the Garden. 

Winter Wildlife

  • Saturday, December 16, 10-11:30am
  • Terrace Room and Garden Grounds,
  • Weather Permitting
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 5-10
  • Register by Tuesday, December 12
  • REGISTER HERE 

Where do all of our wildlife friends go in the chilly winter months? Learn all about their cozy hiding spots and tricks in this interactive children’s class. We’ll talk about how various animals survive in the winter and then learn how we can help them out in our backyards or neighborhoods. We’ll read a book, play a game and finish with a DIY bird feeder made out of unique recycled home goods.

Painting in the Gardens with Wine and Palette “DIY Pet Portraits”

We want your pet photos! Join Wine and Palette for Painting in the Gardens “DIY Pet Portraits” send in a photo from our Santa Paws event or just a fun loving photo of your pet and recreate the photo on a 16×20 canvas. Participants will need to email their photo into Wine and Palette a week before the event for the artists to properly prepare for the course.

Winter Break Drop-ins

  • Monday–Friday, December 18-22, 10am-2pm
  • South Lobby
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Walkups welcome
  • Children must be accompanied

Kids will discover the beauty and fun nature has to offer even during the winter. Join us each day with story time every 30 minutes, holiday ornament or gift making and interactive education. Every day has a different theme:

  • Monday- Plant Hibernation
  • Tuesday- Animal Hibernation
  • Wednesday- All About Ice
  • Thursday- Winter Solstice Day
  • Friday- Homemade Holiday Decorations