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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

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

 

Signature Events

 

Orchid ShowMBG-Orchids1

February 14 – March 15,  2015
AUDIENCE:  7,500++
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While many early explorers of tropical forests hunted for gold, since the 1800’s some explorers have been searching for a different treasure of a botanical kind. This year’s Orchid Show will celebrate the orchid’s ability to ignite a passion in people. A passion that may inspire some to go to great lengths to acquire and grow a vast collection of orchids and possess other brave, if not obsessive, individuals to risk life and limb in search of the most beautiful and exotic of flowers. Discover the allure of these tropical treasures as you marvel at over 1,000 individual orchids adorning the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory like crown jewels. Orchid Show Guided tours Every Friday and Saturday at 2 pm – free with admission to Crystal Bridge.

  • Presenting Sponsor – $5,000
  • Phalaenopsis – $2,500
  • Dendrobium – $1,000

 

Easter Egg Hunt presented by Tinker Federal Credit Unioneaster3

April 4, 2015
AUDIENCE: 500

Hippity hoppity delights and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself await children attending the April 4 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.

  • Children’s Activity Sponsor – $1,000

 

Spring Festival – Charlotte’s Web presented by Cox Communicationsmbg_charlottesweb

June 5 – 14, 2015
AUDIENCE: 10,000++
Pavilion & Children’s Garden
2015 sponsors: Cox, Express Personnel, KIMRAY

This spring, we will feature the heartwarming tale from this iconic children’s novel and the Children’s Garden will be transformed into a real-life interpretation of the book. The Children’s Garden will be chock-a-block with whimsical and enchanting garden exhibits that will bring a storybook world of enchantment to life. Also on tap are fun games, garden-related crafts and educational activities for children and their families. The spring festival is a fundraiser and membership drive vehicle for the Gardens.

  • Presenting Sponsor – $10,000
  • Children’s Arts & Crafts Sponsor – $5,000
  • Special Display Sponsor – $2,500
  • Movie Premier Sponsor – $1,000
  • Weekend Performance Sponsor – $500

 

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

October 10-31, 2015
AUDIENCE: 10,000+
Children’s Garden
2014 Sponsors: OGE, KIMRAY, Delta Dental
2015 Sponsors: Express Personnel

PUMPKINVILLE is a special destination that celebrates pumpkins and all things fall.  During three weeks in October, more than 17,000 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 in October_logo_Centered

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, Avis Scaramucci and Linda Horn.

  • 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.

Mid-November thru the first week of January2topper-holiday2014-013
AUDIENCE:  50,000+++
2014 Sponsors: Devon Energy Corp., KIMRAY, Tinker Federal Credit Union,
Aubrey and Katie McClendon, and Crowe & Dunlevy

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

 

Splendor in the Gardens MB_splendor2014-1

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

 

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 – $7,500

 

Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Devon Energy Corp.mbg GARDEN SCHOOL

March 14, 2015
AUDIENCE: 250
Sponsored by: Precure Nursery & Garden Center
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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.  Thank you to our 2014 sponsors: Calvert’s Plant Interiors and Precure Nursery & Garden Center

  • Valedictorian, Keynote Speaker sponsor – $2,500
  • Salutatorian – $1,000
  • Teacher’s Pet – $500

 

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August 1, 2015
Co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. and
Tinker Federal Credit Union
AUDIENCE: 3,000

The Myriad Gardens is pleased to bring to OKC the Internet Cat Video Festival, presented by the Walker Art Center. This year’s Internet Cat Video Festival will be programmed by cat video producer Will Braden, creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos. Braden has hosted several Cat Video Festival tour events and received the first Golden Kitty (people’s choice) Award. Stay tuned for more details on the

  • Cats Meow Sponsor – $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