This Week in the Gardens: St. Patrick’s Day

This Week in the Gardens: St. Patrick’s Day

It’s March! We’re hitting into the thick of it and it is going to be packed leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. 


Reading Wednesdays

  • March 14, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. 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.

Little Sapling Series

  • March 13, 10–11am
  • Children’s Garden (South Lobby 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.

Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day

  • Saturday, March 17, 12–4pm
  • Great Lawn and Band shell, Sheridan Lawn
  • Music is FREE
  • $5 wristband, best for ages 4-10

The day includes performances by Juggle Whatever, Ladymon School of Scottish Dance, Hill Irish Dance School, Ravens Three, and the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums—ALL FREE Activities. Guests can also enjoy food trucks, vendors and face painting. Each paid participants wristband includes access to make a fruit loop rainbow necklace, plant-a-pot-of-[mari]gold, and other fun booths on the Sheridan Lawn. Our Imagination Playground sponsored by Express Employment Professionals and area to hunt for treasures in our shamrock sensory bins will be in our FREE Zone on the Great Lawn.

Sprouting Chefs: Spring Break Cooking Camp

  • March 19–22, 10am–1pm
  • Park House Events Center
  • Package rate (includes all 4 days): Member $100; Nonmember $140 (call to register to receive package rate)
  • Or Per Day rate: Member $30 per day; Nonmember $40 per day
  • Best for ages 8-12
  • Register by Wednesday, March 14

In this fun, hands-on cooking camp, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills while creating delicious dishes using fresh ingredients. We’ll start off each day by learning the basics of the day’s theme then jump right in and get our hands dirty. Each morning will finish with a tasty lunch homemade by the class.

Monday: Bread Baking with Whole Foods
Tuesday: Fun with Fruit with Wheeze the Juice
Wednesday: Marvelous Mexican with Food for Thought
Thursday: Sweet as Honey with My Raggedy Herbs


Yoga in the Gardens

  • Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • March 13, 20 & 27, 5:45pm
  • Instructed by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga
  • Every Tuesday, 5:45pm
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Outdoors or Terrace Room
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 and older

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

All You Need to Know About Starting Seeds

  • Saturday, March 17, 1–2:30pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $17; Nonmember $21
  • Olivia Tegeler, Myriad Gardens Children’s Garden Assistant
  • Register by Tuesday, March 13 for March 17 

Starting your own plants from seed is fun, easy and a great way to save money on plants for your garden! In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, the best way to take care of your seeds as they grow and many more tips, techniques and tools helpful in seed starting. All participants will plant up several containers of a variety of plants to take home and grow on.

Myriad Kitchen: Take Your Salads to a Whole New Level

  • Saturday, March 24, 1-3pm
  • Terrace Room
  • Member $15; Nonmember $20
  • Donna Jung, RD/LD, FCS/4-H, Extension educator in Canadian County
  • Register by March 20
Salads can be amazingly tasty or unfortunately sometimes, amazingly bland but if you know a few tricks you can add tons of taste to your salad without compromising on healthiness. Hear healthy tips that will make any salad more delicious and then enjoy a demonstration and sample sizes of two salads: Broccoli Tortellini Salad and Eight Layer Salad. We’ll end by creating a delicious Kale Salad we’ll each take home for dinner.