This Week in the Gardens, April 9-14

Busy week in the Gardens. We have four education programs for children and two for adults. Here’s a brief look. Sign-up soon! 

Little Saplings Series

  • Every Other Tuesday
  • April 10,  10 – 11am
  • Little Sapling Series
  • Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2-5

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.

Yoga Series in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
  • Meet in the South Lobby for Check-In
  • Member $5; Nonmember $10
  • Must be 16 and older

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two, or enjoy the entire series!

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more, please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.


Budding Artists

  • Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Garden Room and Outdoor Grounds
  • Jeanne Parkhurst, art teacher extraordinaire
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 7 to 11

Welcome spring by creating colorful painted masterpieces of the garden grounds. Jeanne Parkhurst will get the art experience started by leading participants in practicing observational skills and basic drawing techniques. Then, the group will explore together, seeking of signs of spring and inspiration and then painting the things discovered.