March into all kinds of fun and educational classes, events and activities at Myriad Botanical Gardens in March. Kids can learn about vanilla beans, how to plant potatoes and can enjoy a series of Spring Break pop-in activities. For adults, Oklahoma Gardening School brings world-renowned garden designer and author Julie Moir Messervy to Oklahoma City to examine ‘The Not Too Big Garden,’ and how to make the most of it. Most activities are low cost or free, and becoming a member of the Gardens means great discounts on a year’s worth of fun at Oklahoma City’s unofficial back yard!
Thursday, March 26, Noon
Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: “Not Too Big Garden on a Budget” Panel Discussion
- Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
- Free to the public
Is your space for a garden as small as your budget? Come and learn about simple design ideas, economical plants that thrive in Oklahoma and up-cycling elements you may already have around your house and garden. Join our local experts for a discussion: Ann Fleener, Director of Education, Myriad Gardens; and Casey Sharber, Director of Horticulture, Myriad Gardens.
April fun knows no limits at Myriad Botanical Gardens. The April 11 ‘Hello Spring’ event features FREE performances by the Sugar Free All-stars, Spaghetti Eddie and more. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock will treat our taste buds to a multi-course dinner April 4, and Easter Egg Hunts for children and dogs will be tail-wagging fun! And the Spring Plant Sale, April 11 and 12, has something for everyone and proceeds benefit the Gardens.
KIND Yoga Series
- Every Tuesday Evening in April
- 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! Sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks.
Bringing Books to Life
- Every Wednesday in April, 10 – 11 a.m.
- Crystal Bridge Lobby
- Best for ages 2-5
Bring your youngster for story time. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story.
Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union Children’s Garden
- Saturday, April 4
- 10 a.m.- ages 4 and under
- 10:30 a.m.- ages 5-10
- Members $5, Non-members $10
Kids will enjoy activities, egg hunts with prizes and visits from the Gardens Easter Bunny! Tinker Federal Credit Union’s Save-A-Tron will be on hand and two lucky children will win $200 SaveAbles Kids Club accounts. Space is limited, so don’t dawdle!
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Midtown Vets
- Saturday, April 4, 3pm
- Great Lawn
- $10 per pooch
- Reservations required by April 1
- Dogs must be leashed (non-retractable only) and have proof of current vaccinations
- One person, one dog. No multi-dogging.
- SPACE IS LIMITED. If you paws, you’ll miss out!
Dogs must be leashed (non-retractable) and have proof of current vaccinations
We didn’t want to leave out your favorite furry friends this year, so we decided to have a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, too. Bring your leashed dog to the Great Lawn for a tail-wagging good time. When your dog touches one of the plastic eggs with his nose, into your basket it goes. Some will have treats and some will have stickers. Turn in the stickers you find to get a prize for your pup.
Pre-Easter Spring Dinner with Chef’s Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock
- Saturday, April 4, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Children’s Garden or South Lobby depending on weather
- Members: $75 per person/$140 per couple;
Nonmembers: $80 per person/$150 per couple
- Registration requested by Tuesday, March 31
- Ages 21 and up; Attire chic and breezy
Join us for a night of fantastic food, wine, education, and conversation. Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock, chefs and gardeners extraordinaire, will delight you with a four-course meal made with local, fresh, seasonal produce. Kamala will introduce each course and discuss where the foods came from, how they were grown, and the transformation from delicious produce to delightful dish. You’ll love this intimate setting and the chance to learn from the pros.
Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet
- Sunday, April 5
- Park House Restaurant
- For reservations, call 405-232-PARK
- Adults $39.95, Children 12 and under $13.95
- Children ages 3 and under are free
Join us at the Park House restaurant for a lovely Easter Sunday Brunch. Guests will enjoy an endless buffet created by Chef Jonathan Krell including a variety of seasonal specialties and traditional brunch items: cage-free eggs, house-made sausage, fresh fruits, delicious salads and sides.
- Saturday April 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Children’s Garden, Great Lawn, Pavilion Lawn
- FREE (with optional paid activities)
- All ages welcome
Say hello to spring, sunshine and welcome the breeze of the season. There will be live musical performances by Sugar Free All-stars, Spaghetti Eddie and the Lyric Theatre’s Academy Kids, kite demonstrations by the Tulsa Wind Riders, games, bubble activities, face painting, vendors and more. Grab your lawn chair, blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy with your family or visit the food trucks on site. Bring your own kite to fly or purchase one while you’re here.
Painting in the Gardens Series with Wine and Palette
- Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Pavilion Lawn
- Members $10
- Please call to (405) 227-0230 to register
and receive your discounted rate.
- Non-members $20; please register online here
- All ages; walk-ups welcome
Wine and Palette instructors will show you how to paint spring scenes on terra-cotta pots. One Saturday each month from April to October, Wine and Palette will be at the Gardens to assist you in creating a unique piece of art. Participants will be given instruction and shown proper steps to create a unique and personal work of art.
Spring Plant Sale
- Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12
- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Choose from hundreds of beautiful perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, including hard-to-find plants for the connoisseur and indestructible plants for those who need them. Myriad Botanical Garden members receive $1 off for every $10 in plants purchased!
Come and Go Container Garden Workshop
- Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
- Registration requested by Tuesday, April 7
Purchase a container and soil on site and consult with horticulturist Dr. Ann Fleener as she helps you select plants suitable for your specific needs. Ann will guide you through planting a beautiful container garden and give you tips for maintaining it to last all season long.
Spring Volunteer Orientation
- Wednesday, April 15, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
- Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
Seeking wonderful volunteers for the Gardens! We need great volunteer help with our special events, education, guided tours, basic gardening and much more! Fill out a volunteer application online at myriadgardens.org and come to our spring orientation to get started. Call Toni Lee, Director of Volunteer & Visitor Services at 405.445.7087 to get the dirt on volunteering at the Gardens.
Worms with a Purpose!
- Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m. – Noon
- Children’s Garden
- $4 members; $6 nonmembers
- Registration requested by Tuesday, April 14
- Best for ages 5-10
Did you know that our slimy little friends the worms can eat our trash AND help our gardens flourish? Come learn some fun info about worms, create a wormy craft, play a fun game, and teach you how to create your very own vermicomposting bin. Led by Dr. Ann Fleener, Director of Education.
Put Your Stamp on Earth Day
- Wednesday, April 22, 11a.m. – 1p.m.
- Festival of the Arts Go Green Tent; Southwest Corner of Myriad Gardens
Join us as we partner with the Festival of the Arts to create a piece of “green” community art. We’ll flex our upcycling muscle as we create an Earth Day sign from a canvas, vegetables and soy based ink. We’ll create our piece of art using “vegetable stamps” and display it in our Children’s Garden for the remainder of the Festival of the Arts.
Bringing Gardens to Life: APRIL SHOWERS!
- Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m. – Noon
- Children’s Garden Porch
- Suggested donation $2/child
After enjoying Bringing Books to Life at 10 a.m., come to the Children’s Garden and learn about why rainwater is the best water for plants. Each child will plant a seed pot and then upcycle a gallon jug into a decorative watering can to care for their plant as it grows. We’ll also be checking out the rain barrel in the garden to see how it collects and stores rainwater.
Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series: Dig a Ten Dollar Hole
- Thursday, April 30, Noon – 1 p.m.
- Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
Healthy soil yields healthy plants, but what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it? Come listen as soil expert Sam Minick, of Minick Materials, walks us through achieving and maintaining healthy soil. You won’t want to miss this! As the saying goes, “Dig a ten dollar hole for a one dollar plant!”
Mindful Living Lecture and Training: Practical Skills to Reboot Your Brain and Improve Your Health
- Thursday, April 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Location TBD
- Registration required by Monday, April 27
- Member $15; Non-member $20
Living in a high speed, fast food, multi-tasking world can leave you feeling frustrated and frazzled – far from the peaceful, joyful life you could be living. Join R. Murali Krishna, M.D., President & COO of INTEGRIS Mental Health and Co-Founder & President INTEGRIS James L. Hall, Jr. Center for Mind, Body & Spirit as he teaches you practical skills to help you reboot your brain and improve your health through more mindful living. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to endow the Dr. R. Murali Krishna Family Eliminate the Stigma of Mental Illness Award through the INTEGRIS Foundation.