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Seasonal Activities

November is a great time to get active or try a class at Myriad Botanical Gardens. With everything from yoga to herb tastings to horticulture, there is something for everyone. The Devon Ice Rink reappears beginning Nov. 14, just in time for post-Thanksgiving family fun, and the Winter Shoppes are back and even better than last year. Classes and activities are easy to register for, just visit myriadgardens.org or call (405) 445-7080.

Download the pdf for printing: November 2014 at the Gardens.

 

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FREE Sunday Evenings in the Crystal Bridge presented by OGE Energy Corp.

  • December 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-9pm
  • Free to the public

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.

 

 

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  • Friday, November 14February 1
  • East Side of the Gardens

It’s back and more fun than ever! It wouldn’t be winter without the Devon Ice Rink at the Gardens.Skating season officially starts November 14. Bundle up, grab your friends and family and enjoy a great day of fresh air and skating in the prettiest spot in town.

Join us for Rock N Skate Nights from 6-9 p.m. each Friday during skating season. We’ll provide the DJ and tunes, you bring your best moves!

Gardens Members skate for $7.  Nonmember pricing is $12 including skates or $8 with your own skates. Group Rate (10 or more guests) is $8 includes skates. Advanced reservation required for groups. Call 405.708.6499 to make a reservation or for more information.

  • Mon. – Thurs. 3-9 p.m.
  • Fri. 3-11 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Winter Shoppes

Winter Shoppes and Carousel presented by Centek

  • Dec. 4-7; Dec. 11-14 and Dec. 18-23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Make the Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens your new family holiday shopping tradition, complete with a festive outdoor atmosphere: lights, ice skating, a fine selection of boutique-style vendors and all that the Myriad Gardens has to offer. BRAND NEW THIS YEAR: Centek has also sponsored a festive Carousel, located on the Sheridan Lawn, which will operate during Winter Shoppes hours and which will cost $1 per rider.

 


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Devon’s Saturdays with Santa

  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Saturdays, Dec. 6; 13; 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Gardens has partnered with Devon Energy to make this year’s holiday season even brighter! Devon’s Saturdays with Santa is expanding into the Gardens this year, where families can enjoy free admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, crafts, performances and treats each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday decorations, floral arrangements and festive gingerbread house displays will adorn the Crystal Bridge, while the outdoor Meinders Terrace will be decked with boughs of holly and greenery, making for a fa-la-la-lovely backdrop for family photos. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Devon Ice Rink and our other holiday attractions!

 

 

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Gingerbread Village

  • Open during Crystal Bridge Hours through January 2
  • FREE with Crystal Bridge Admission

Enter a magical land when you visit the Crystal Bridge during the holidays. We’ve transformed our Crystal Bridge entry room into a Gingerbread Village. We’ll host two Gingerbread House

Competitions, one for professionals, another for schools, so the room will be decked out in fabulous Gingerbread creations. Come see all the entries and vote on your favorite.

 

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Feathered Friends Scavenger Hunt

  • Through January 2
  • Children’s Garden
  • FREE during Children’s Garden hours

Explore our Children’s Garden this holiday season and learn all about the birds of Oklahoma. Follow clues located throughout the Children’s Garden to help each feathered friend find something it needs.

 

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Bringing Books to Life

  • Every Wednesday in December, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
  • Free
  • Kids & Family, Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Presented by Junior League of Oklahoma City. NOTE: No programs will be offered December 24 or 31

 

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  • Wednesdays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17,  10:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $2 suggested donation per child

Each Wednesday, kids can come to the Children’s Garden Porch to make a different natural ornament to take home for tree decoration or to give as a gift. We’ll use twigs, dried seeds and fruits, pressed flowers, acorns, evergreen cuttings, pine cones and an assortment of craft decorations for these DIY ornaments. No registration needed – just show up any time between 10:30am and noon.

 

 

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Myriad Gardens Jingle Mingle and Holiday Auction

  • Wednesday, December 36 – 8 p.m.
  • Adults 21 and over
  • Visitor’s Lobby and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • SOLD OUT
  • Members and Donors are FREE; Nonmembers $20

 

Preregistration required. Visit here to do so! 

’Tis the season for our annual Myriad Gardens holiday party! Mix and a-mingle while enjoying festive tunes, libations and flavorful fare by Guilford Gardens. This will be a great time to purchase all your fresh holiday décor. We’ll have garland, swags, wreaths and more! Cross items off of your list while you shop for artisanal goods from local vendors and the silent auction. This year’s items are better than ever! Please RSVP online atmyriadgardens.org or by calling our development department at 405.445.7089.

 

 

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KIND Yoga Series

  • Every Tuesday Evening, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
  • Inside the Crystal Bridge
  • FREE for 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 inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series! Pay on-site or in advance online at myriadgardens.org. Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.

 

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Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series presents

Selections from In Your Eye Gallery

  • Thursday, December 4January 15
  • South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
  • FREE Public Reception is Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m.

Nestled in the heart of the historic Paseo arts district, In Your Eye Studio & Gallery is home to a small, distinctive group of artists including Carl Shortt, Jr., Caroline Cohenour, Sue Hale, Theresa Hurt, Jean Keil, Andrea Kissinger, Basil Martin, III, Janice Mathews-Gordon, Dana Powell, Mtn Woman Silver, Diana J Smith, Chad Woolbright. All work is available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Gardens.

 

Saturday, December 6, 1 – 3 p.m.Elizabeth Richardson

Deck Your Yard with a Holiday Container!

  • Terrace Room
  • $30 members; $36 nonmembers
  • Preregistration required by Nov. 28

Register online here.

Elizabeth Richardson, owner of Adorn, a container gardening company, will lead participants in fashioning a magical, seasonal, 12” container that can be altered slightly after the holidays to provide color and interest through the winter months. This workshop can be taken as a stand-alone class but provides a wonderful introduction to floral design when combined with our October “Botanical Chic!” class and our Gorgeous Gourds workshop.

 

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Urban Sketching Class with artist Natalie Kent

  • Tuesday, December 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Terrace Room
  • $25 members; $30 nonmembers
  • Preregistration requested by Dec. 2

Register online here.

Ever wanted to learn how to create quick and easy sketches? Whether you’ve never picked up a pencil or you fancy yourself a regular Picasso, this class is for you! In this workshop artist Natalie Kent will lead us through each step in creating a charcoal sketch of a Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory winter scene. Each participant will receive one-on-one instruction as they create an 18X24” sketch to take home.

 

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DIY Gift Wrapping Parties

  • December 10, 11, 18, & 19 10,  a.m. – Noon
  • Water Plaza Room
  • $12 members; $15 nonmembers
  • Preregister online here
  • Book your party at least 1 week in advance at 405-445-7092

Looking for something a bit more hands-on for your holiday party this year? Book your party with us to create and decorate your own beautiful gift wrap, gift tags, cards, bows, and more. We’ll walk you through the steps of several creative ideas for adding charm to your Christmas packages as we enjoy festive music and holiday snacks. After the party “wraps” up enjoy 10% off your lunch at the Park House restaurant.

 

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Grownup Gingerbread House Class

  • Saturday, December 13, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Terrace Room
  • $25 members; $30 nonmembers
  • No walk-ups; preregistration required by December 3
  • Register online here.

Gingerbread houses aren’t just for little ones! Join us to create these delicious, beautiful, works of art. All supplies provided including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little help if needed. Instructor: Ann Fleener, Myriad Botanical Gardens Director of Education.

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.

 

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Gingerbread Houses

  • Friday, December 19, 10:00 am – Noon
  • Terrace Room
  • $25 members; $30 nonmembers
  • No walk-ups, pre-registration required by December 9
  • Register online here.

‘Tis the season to make and decorate a gingerbread house. Come to the Gardens and create your beautiful, fragrant masterpiece. All supplies provided including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little help if needed. Led by Dr. Ann Fleener, Director of Education.

 

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Skating and Santa

  • Friday, December 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and Visitor’s Lobby
  • Free for Members; Non-Members- $6 per adult, $10 per child
  • All ages event- fun for the entire family
  • Register online here.

Santa is coming to the Gardens! He will be available for photos and spreading holiday cheer from 6-8 p.m. Please join us for holiday entertainment and a special late night viewing of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Plus, members of the Gardens will be able to skate 2-for-the-price of 1 this night only from 6-8 p.m. at the Devon Ice Rink. To become a member, visit www.myriadgardens.org