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Seasonal Activities

 

October is one of the loveliest months of the year in Oklahoma. Leaves are changing, temps are dropping, and people want to get out and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer us. Myriad Botanical Gardens has plenty of fall fun for you.

 

Kids & Family

MBG bringing books to life

 

Every Wednesday, 10 – 11 a.m.

Bringing Books to Life

Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
Free
Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Presented by the Junior League of Oklahoma City.

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October  3 31

Plants, Poisons and Potions Exhibit

Crystal Bridge Tropical  Conservatory
FREE with Regular  Crystal Bridge admission
Special Rate: Nonmembers may visit Pumpkinville AND the Crystal
Bridge for just $8 per adult and $7 per child. Members  are FREE to both.

Visitors to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory can get in on the fun in October with a special exhibit, “Plants, Poisons, and Potions,” which will highlight both the real and imaginary world of mystical and sometimes deadly plants. Discover these strange, unusual plants, or even commonplaceplants used in magic spells, healing potions, and deadly poisons, and hear stories of their use in real life and popular works of fiction. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.

 

October 10 – 31Pumpkinville Carl Shortt, Jr (1)

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Sun. – Thurs.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pumpkinville will close at 3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25 for the Halloween Party
FREE for members; Nonmembers are $5 per child and $3 per adult

Join us for a celebration of pumpkins, harvest, and all things fall. More than 3,000 pumpkins will fill the Children’s Garden, along with crafts, games, a party and more.

 

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Saturdays, October 11, 18, 25, 11 a.m.

Harvest Stories at Witch Hazel’s House inside Pumpkinville

Best for ages 5-8
FREE with admission to Pumpkinville

Come each Saturday morning to the children’s garden for spooky stories. After the story, children will create a small craft to take home that’s inspired by each week’s book.

 

Pumpkin Painting and Craftsmbg pumpkinville crafts

Available during Pumpkinville Hours
Childrens Garden Porch & Amphitheater Lawn

Join us during Pumpkinville to create your own fun souvenirs to take home. Your youngsters will delight in painting their very own pumpkins. Heck, you might even get in on the fun and paint one for yourself. Pumpkins for painting are available for $5 and free crafts will be offered as well.

 

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Mrs. Thistle’s Tinctures and Herbarium

Childrens Garden Pergola
FREE with admission to Pumpkinville

Picture an old-fashioned shop filled with interesting smells, sights, and plants. During Pumpkinville be sure to mosey over to Mrs. Thistle’s Herbarium, which will be filled to the brim with herbs and interesting plants that she uses in her (fictional) products- from bat droppings to perfumes to mothwings.

 

Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m. – Noonharry potter plants

They Do Exist! The Real Life Plants of Harry Potter and How We Use Them

Children’s Garden and Tiki Room
$10 members; $15 non-members
Preregistration requested  by October 17

In this class, the Muggle and Magical worlds will meet as we talk about five of the plants found in the beloved Harry Potter series that have real-life counterparts. We’ll talk about each of these plants and how we Muggles have made use of them in the past and today. We’ll wrap up the class by making our own potions to take home (don’t worry they’ll be friendly ones) and enjoy! Harry Potter garb is encouraged! Instructor: Dr. Ann Fleener, director of education.

 

Saturday, October 25, 6 – 8p.m.Illustration of a green monster watering the plant on a white ba

Pumpkinville Halloween Party: Garden Monster Bash

Childrens Garden, presented by Soccer City
Members: $5 per child; $3 per adult;
Nonmembers: $10 per child; $8 per adult
RSVP  required

The monsters at this Halloween party are definitely more friendly than frightening. Join us for ghoulish garden games, eerie entertainment and spook-alicious treats. There will be prizes for those who don their creepy, crawly and cute costumes.  Space is limited so reserve early by registering online at myriadgardens.or at 445.7080

 

Adults

 

Every Tuesday Evening, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.Yoga

Yoga Series

Inside the Crystal  Bridge
$5 members;  $10 nonmembers

This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t we will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in fora session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Pay on-site or in advance online at myriadgardens.org.

 

Friday, October 10, 12 – 1 p.m.Crystal Bridge

Plant Walk: Trees with the Best Fall Interest

Myriad  Gardens  Grounds-  Meet in the Crystal  Bridge  Lobby, Mark Bays, Urban Forester
FREE (Suggested $5 Donation)

Join us each season as we partner with OKC Beautiful to offer a Plant Walk for all levels of gardeners. For this season’s walk Mark Bays, Urban Forester and tree expert, will discuss trees that provide a bit of autumnal wow with their vibrant colors.

 

Thursday, October 16, 6 – 7 p.m.Miniature Orchids

Orchids in October Lecture: Miniature Orchids

Second Floor, Crystal Bridge
FREE for members; $5 per nonmember

Miniature orchids can as small as a fingernail! There are hundreds of different species with delicate flowers in all sorts of colors and intricate designs. Miniature orchids make great additions to terrariums or vivariums, can easily be mounted on a slab of cork or wood, and are relatively easy to care for. Lecturer isNate Tschaenn, conservatory specialist.

 

Thursday, Oct. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 30

Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series: Rick Sinnettphoto 5

South Lobby, Crystal  Bridge
Exhibit  is free to the public during  regular
Crystal  Bridge  hoursPublic
Reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 16

American folk artist Rick Sinnett is a native Oklahoman. His passion for bringing art to the masses has driven him to create exciting and colorful, larger-than-life paintings. In addition to creating fine art murals, Sinnett is a master printmaker. He has created artwork for renowned musicians, notable clothingmanufacturers, and a leading shoe label. All works are for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Gardens.

 

Thursday, October 23, 10 a.m. – Noon

Botanical Chic: Seasonal Floral Arranging Demonstration and WorkshopFOR Thurs Oct 23 Botanical Chic

Water Plaza Room
$38 per member; $45 per nonmember
Preregistration requested  by October  8

Plan to have a fun morning at the Gardens, led by George Michael Catechis, Master Arranger, with the Fleuriste, making a gorgeous seasonal fresh flower centerpiece. He will begin the workshop by demonstrating the step-by-step techniques of creating the centerpiece all participants will make. After thedemonstration, participants will make their own arrangements under the guidance of George and fellow Fleuriste designer, Brooke Sacteau. This class is open to all levels of arrangers and no experience is required.