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
Tatianna Cannon, Director of Development
Spring Festival: The Jungle Book presented by Cox
May 6-22, 2016
Pavilion & Children’s Garden
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
Splendor in the Gardens presented by Chickasaw Nation
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Limited to 375 guests, the evening begins with a champagne Patron Party at our Event Center. As the sun sets, guests stroll through the Gardens to our Great Lawn where a magnificent dinner of signature dishes is served by a bevy of OKC’s top chefs including Kurt Fleischfresser, Kamala Gamble, Allison Dake and John McBryde.
This event serves to raise funds that help support the gardens and grounds, Crystal Bridge Conservatory and educational and special event programming at the Gardens. Sponsorships are available starting at $600 and includes admittance to the Patron Reception and dinner for two.
For more information on becoming a sponsor and ticket information, please contact Tatianna Cannon, Director of Development at (405) 445-7090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Bronze – $600
See complete list of sponsors here.
Father’s Day 5K at the Gardens
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Come celebrate Dad at the Myriad Gardens Father’s Day 5K and Fun Run. Run with your father or in honor of your father. Ultramax Sports Oklahoma will host and time the run. Awards will be given to the best Father/Son Duo, Father/Daughter Duo and the Biggest Support Group for your Father. All registrants will receive a finisher medal and a t-shirt. Refunds will not be given for this event.
Cat Internet Video Fest presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
Sponsored by MidTown Vets
August 6, 2016
Co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. and
Tinker Federal Credit Union
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. Thank you to our 2015 sponsors: Midtown Vets and Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Cats Meow Sponsor – $2,500
PUMPKINVILLE presented by OGE Energy Corp.
October 7-16, 2016
2015 Sponsors: Express Employment Professionals, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Allied Arts.
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
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 January
2015 Sponsors: Devon Energy Corp., OGE Energy Corp.,Mariner Wealth Advisors,
Aubrey and Katie McClendon
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
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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
Programs and Exhibitions
Fine Arts Series
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.
- Presenting Sponsor – $7,500
Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Devon Energy Corp.
Presented by Devon Energy Corp.
Sponsored by Meinders Foundation, Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Greenstock Nurseries, Minick Materials, Richard & Kitty Champlin and Total Environment
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 2015 sponsors: Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Precure Nursery & Garden Center, The Meinders Foundation, and Kitty and Richard Champlin.
- Valedictorian, Keynote Speaker sponsor – $2,500
- Salutatorian – $1,000
- Teacher’s Pet – $500
Bringing Books To Life
Ongoing throughout the year
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