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Saturday, October 29, 10am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Meet in the South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10am
  • Free
  • Walkups Welcome!

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 October and December we’ll discuss plants for color and in November we’ll highlight plants for water conservation. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.



Saturday, October 29, 10 – 11am

The Great Tree Giveaway

  • Pavilion or South Lobby in bad weather
  • Maureen Heffernan, Gardens Executive Director and Nicki Largent, The Tree Bank Foundation Executive Director
  • Members $5; Non-members $10
  • Register by Tuesday, October 25


Add a little beauty to your landscape with one of the most affordable trees you’ll ever find! Thanks to the generous support of the Tree Bank Foundation, we’re offering a mixture of evergreen and deciduous trees in 3 gallon containers for you to take home and enjoy in your landscape. Plant maintenance tips will be discussed and each tree will come with a plant care sheet. All participants must pre-register.

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Saturday, October 29, 6-7:30pm

Spooky Pooch Parade presented by Bank of Oklahoma, sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Great Lawn & Band Shell
  • Members $10 per dog
  • Non-members $12 per dog
  • All dogs must be leashed at the event and nonaggressive
  • Register by Thursday, October 27


Join us for our Spooky Pooch Parade on the Great Lawn. Enjoy spooky music and our parade of pooches. Judges will present prizes to the best dressed pooch! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or even have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer.






November 11 – January 29

Devon Ice Rink

  • Seasonal Plaza
  • Members $7; Nonmembers $12 includes skate rental
  • $8 with your own skates
  • $8 each for groups of 10 or more group rate. Reservations required.
  • Call (405) 708-6499

It wouldn’t be winter without the Devon Ice Rink at the Gardens! Skating season begins Friday, November 11, 2016. Bundle up, grab your friends and family and enjoy a great day of fresh air and skating in the prettiest spot in town. Hours are Monday-Thursday 3-9pm; Friday 3-11pm; Saturday 11am–11pm; Sunday 11am–7pm. Winter Break extended hours to be announced.


Saturday, November 12, 10–11am

Fall Food Feast: Calling All Kids (and Worms)!

  • Terrace Room and Children’s Garden
  • Roberta Rowland, Horticulture Staff
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $7
  • Best for ages 6-10
  • Register online by November 8


Worms are picky eaters but if you know what they like, they’ll happily clean up the scraps from your kitchen. We’ll celebrate the yummy foods of fall with a food tasting of our own and then play a game to learn what leftovers the worms will like. We’ll end with a fun worm related craft and then feed our worm friends our leftovers.


Saturday, November 12, 11am-2pm

Painting in the Gardens with Wine and Palette: Winter Cardinal

  • South Lobby of Crystal Bridge
  • Members $30, call (405) 227-0230
  • Nonmembers $35, register at wineandpalette.com

Wine and Palette will be at the Gardens to assist in creating a unique piece of art. On this day we’ll paint Winter Cardinal on a 16” x 20” canvas.


Saturday, November 19, 9-10:30am or Saturday, December 10, 9-10:30am

Learn to Curl at Devon Ice Rink

  • Devon Ice Rink
  • Members $20; Nonmembers $25


Did you ever watch the Olympics and think ‘Hey, I want to do that!” Here’s one Olympic sport you can do. For one and a half hours, the Oklahoma Curling Club 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 together! Dress warm, wear rubber soled shoes, and prepare for the most fun you can have with a broom this side of Quidditch! All other equipment will be provided by the Oklahoma Curling Club.

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Opens Friday, November 25
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through December 18, 11am-7pm

Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens

  • North Plaza by Great Lawn
  • Look for a list of vendors

Revel in a new holiday tradition at the Winter Shoppes at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Enjoy a festive outdoor atmosphere complete with lights, ice skating, a fine selection of boutique-style vendors and all that the Myriad Gardens has to offer. A full family experience awaits in this winter wonderland in downtown Oklahoma City.


Friday, November 25, 11am-5pm
Saturday, November 26, 11am-5pm

Santa at the Opening Weekend of the Winter Shoppes

  • North Plaza
  • FREE

Santa is coming to the Gardens! He will be all over the Garden’s grounds and inside the conservatory each day.


November 25-December 31

Merry Carousel in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Devon Energy Corporation & Downtown Oklahoma City
  • North Plaza by Great Lawn
  • $2 per rider
  • All proceeds benefit the Myriad Gardens Foundation

The Myriad Gardens’ Merry Carousel is back for another year of holiday magic! Our charming vintage holiday carousel welcomed 1,000s of riders the last two years and is now a family tradition.


Sundays, November 27, December 4, 11 and 18, 6-9pm

OG&E Merry & Bright Free 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.




Friday, November 4, Noon-1pm

Tree Walk: Trees with The Best Fall Interest

  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Mark Bays, Urban Forester
  • FREE (Suggested $5 donation)

Join Mark Bays, Oklahoma Forestry Services Urban Forester and tree guru, as he discusses the best trees for fall color. Learn the conditions that make for the most brilliant falls and ways you can help Mother Nature along in your quest for fall color.


Saturday, November 5, 2-4pm

SOLD OUT: Homemade Soap Workshop

  • Terrace Room
  • Charlotte and Dan Hayer, Soap Crafters, Laughing Rabbit Soap Company

Learn the art of soap making in this hands-on workshop. Each participant will leave with one pound of customized soap, which makes four bars and great holiday gifts. We’ll collaborate on the soap base as a class then you can incorporate essential oils and fragrances that add a soothing or healing touch. Note: soap takes four weeks to set so it’s ready just in time for the December holidays!


Saturday, November 12, 1-3pm

Botanical Drawing with Pen and Ink

Terrace Room & Crystal Bridge Conservatory
Debby Kaspari, natural history artist and illustrator
Members $28; Nonmembers $32
Register online by November 8

Drawing plants in black and white, using fine tip felt pens. Pen and ink is a fun and effective technique. It’s easy to learn and super-portable for on-the-go sketching. We’ll practice line drawing, stipple and cross hatch shading, and how to place strong darks for brilliant lighting effects. Paper and Sharpie felt tip pens will be supplied; a suggested optional supply list will be provided beforehand as well.


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Tuesdays, 5:45pm

Yoga Tuesdays In the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • No Late arrivals after 5:50pm
  • Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge
  • Members FREE; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 & older

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard. 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!


Every Wednesday, 10 -11am

Reading Wednesdays

Crystal Bridge South Lobby
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. Note: No program November 23, December 21 and December 28.


Saturday, November 26, 10am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Free
  • Walkups Welcome!
  • Every last Saturday of each 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 October and December we’ll discuss plants for color and in November we’ll highlight plants for water conservation. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.