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Signature Events

You can capture one of Oklahoma’s most sought-after audiences by sponsoring one of the Gardens’ successful events. We offer a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities that enable your company to reach your target audience and build brand loyalty and visibility—all while helping to further the mission and programs of the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Events, such as PUMPKINVILLE, Orchids in October, spring festival, Splendor in the Gardens and Movie Night attract thousands of visitors to the Gardens each year.  Sponsorship of these events will give your company important visibility and community recognition while supporting a venerable community resource.  Our team will work closely with you to create an integrated sponsorship package that is aligned with the Gardens’ mission and provides your company with the right promotional, marketing and PR objectives and benefits including:

  • Media and Public Relations Exposure
  • Signage in the Garden
  • Corporate Membership to the Gardens
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Rental privileges for glorious corporate entertaining purposes

 

For more information, please contact
Kelley Barnes, Director of Development
(405) 445-7090
kbarnes@myriadgardens.org

 

Signature Events

 

Orchid ShowMBG-Orchids1

March 2015
Audience:  7,500++

The Crystal Bridge will be filled with hundreds of orchids arranged in creative displays by resident orchid expert and Conservatory Curator Nate Tschaenn. Walking tours will be offered with paid admission Wednesdays at 1pm and Saturdays at 11am. Programs offered during the Orchid Show by Nate Tschaenn, Conservatory Specialist include Orchid Care 101 and Orchid Delirium.

  •  Presenting Sponsor- $5,000

 

Easter Egg Hunteaster3

April 2015
Audience: 500

Hippity hoppity delights and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself await children attending the Mar. 30 Easter Egg Hunt! Adventures include tasty treats, crafts, and a two-stage egg hunt divided by age group. Limited space requires advance registration. Admission if $5 per child.

  • Presenting Sponsor – $2,500 (confirmed, Tinker Federal Credit Union)
  • Children’s Activity Sponsor – $1,000

 

Spring FestivalMBG-SecretGarden

May 2015
Audience 5,000+
Pavilion & Children’s Garden

Last year, the Gardens brought you the ever-charming Okla-Gnoma!  We look forward to The Secret Garden theme for 2014 that is sure delight.

  • Storybook Vignette Sponsor – $5,000
  • Floral Display Sponsor – $2,500
  • Educational and DIY Display Sponsor – $2,500
  • Childrens’ Activity Sponsor – $2,000 – K12
  • Weekend Performance Sponsor – $1,500 – O.K. Detrick Foundation
  • Movie Premier Sponsor – $1,000

 

Splendor in the Gardens SPLENDOR6

June 2016
Audience:  350

Join us to celebrate the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ and to raise a glass to its remarkable future, made all the brighter by its beautiful redesign. Our evening will include a VIP sponsor reception followed by a bevy of talented chefs presenting you with their finest farm-to-table offerings enjoyed at a perfectly-appointed, shared outdoor table that will span the length of the great lawn! As the sun sets against the gorgeous backdrop of the Devon Tower and Gardens, we’ll cap off the evening by dancing the night away at our ‘Best Exotic Marigolds and Martinis’ after party.

All sponsors receive valet parking and invitation to VIP patron champagne reception:

  • Presenting Sponsor – $50,000
  • Grand Benefactor – $25,000
  • Dean A. McGee Visionary Tribute Sponsor – $10,000
  • Platinum Sponsor- $5,000
  • Gold Sponsor – $2,500
  • Silver Sponsor – $1,500

 

PUMPKINVILLE presented by OGE Energy Corp.Pumpkinville Carl Shortt, Jr (1)

  • October 10-31, 2015
  • Audience 10,000+
  • Children’s Garden

PUMPKINVILLE is a special destination that celebrates pumpkins and all things fall.  During three weeks in October, more than 10,000 visitors will love exploring the mini-village made out of pumpkins and enjoy lots of fun, hands-on activities, entertainment and special treats. In addition to hundreds of pumpkins on display, we will have hay-bale mazes, scarecrows, ghosts, colorful chrysanthemums, gourd displays and a variety of free activities.

  • Presenting Sponsor:  OGE Energy Corp
  • Children’s Arts & Crafts Pavilion  – $5,000
  • Special Display – $2,500
  • Halloween Party – $1,500
  • Spooky Stories – $1,000

 

Orchids in October  orchids october2

October 15, 2015
Audience: 400
Water Stage for presentations
Terrace Room for lunch

Orchids in October is an annual award luncheon where the Myriad Gardens Foundation Board of Directors recognizes a unique individual who has significantly impacted the beauty and success of the Gardens. Proceeds support new plantings and general beautification.  Sponsorship benefits include: signage, invitation/program recognition, tables/tickets with preferred seating and a dressed orchid from Calvert’s Plant Interiors.  Past recipients:  J. Larry Nichols, James A. Pickel and James R. Tolbert III and  Avis Scaramucci.

  • Underwriter – $5,000
  • Platinum Sponsor – $2,500
  • Gold Sponsor – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsor – $500
  • Bronze Orchid Patron – $250

 

Winter Holidays at the Gardens presented by OGE Energy Corp.2-page-WinterShops

Mid-November thru the first week of January
Audience:  50,000+++

Dazzle everyone who visits downtown this holiday season: thousands of skaters, families taking photos, basketball fans, folks enjoying a stroll or walking their dogs, and anyone driving through downtown, with merry, spectacular, bright holiday lights! Lighting the Gardens creates a sparkling and festive visual display that will be enjoyed throughout the entire holiday season.  Who let these playful penguins floating on their make-believe iceberg into the Crystal Bridge Lobby? Who festooned the room with beautiful glass icicles hung overhead? Maybe it was the same holiday elves who created the fantastic model train display complete with storefronts, bridges, trees and tunnels. This season, plans are underway to create a bigger and more amazing Winter Wonderland inside and outside the Crystal Bridge!

  • Winter Wonderland Sponsor – $20,000
  • Deck the Halls Sponsor – $10,000
  • Tis the Season Sponsor – $5,000
  • Let it Snow Sponsor – $2,500

 

Programs and Exhibitions

Fine Arts SeriesJRB

6 per year
Audience: 600 for openings

As the Myriad Gardens Foundation staff continues to look for ways to share beauty in all its forms with its membership and the public, a Fine Arts Series has been launched in the form of six-per-annum gallery exhibits in the south lobby of the Crystal Bridge Tropical conservatory, showcasing nationally acclaimed artists in a variety of media. Oklahoma City abstract expressionist Joy Richardson kicked things off in January. The 2013 lineup includes Bert Seabourn, J. Don Cook, America Meredith, and Benjamin Harjo Jr.

  • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000

 

Oklahoma Gardening Schoolmbg GARDEN SCHOOL

March 2015
Audience: 250

An educational and horticultural tradition in Oklahoma City for more than a decade, Oklahoma Gardening School brings hundreds of gardening aficionados of all levels together to learn from local, regional and national experts. Topics are timely and useful. Presenters are often noted authors, and book signings are a part of the day’s events.

  • Presenting Sponsor – DEVON ENERGY CORP
  • Underwriting – $2,500

 

Bringing Books To LifeMBG bringing books to life

Ongoing throughout the year
Audience:  4,000

Each Wednesday, our littlest fans (ages 3-5) are welcomed into the balmy Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory for the reading of a nature-based story followed by a craft activity. Big fun for little ones!

  • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000