April in the Gardens

April in the Gardens

Take a look at this month’s events! 


Happy Hoppy Easter Party

Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Goldfish Swim School

  • Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm (flights for ages 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8, see below)
  • Children’s Garden at Myriad Gardens
  • Members $10; Nonmembers $12
    • Includes a free ride on Mo’s Carousel

The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Bring your basket to scramble for eggs and have a Happy Hoppy time in our Children’s Garden! Activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Funny Bunny Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Saturday, April 20, 2-3pm
  • The Devon Lawn
  • Member dog $5; Nonmember dog $10

It’s back! Join us for the fifth annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the Gardens. Bring your leashed dog to the Devon Lawn for a tail-wagging good time. There will be separate hunts for big and small dogs. When your dog touches one of the plastic eggs with their nose, into your basket it goes. There will be pup prizes for the lucky pooches who choose correctly!

Family Workshop: Microworlds

  • Saturday, April 27, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Molly Yunker and Stacey Evans, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Best for ages 8 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 o

We’ll explore the hidden parts of soil in this class as we dive into the microscopic world of nature. We’ll examine all kinds of natural objects under microscopes and play guessing games to figure out what we are looking at, then learn about the tiny components that make up soil. We’ll end by potting up our own seeds in a mini planter to take home so we can continue to explore tiny worlds.

Gardening with Worms

  • Saturday, April 27, 1-2 pm
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $7; Nonmember $9
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 

Did you know that worms can help your compost pile thrive and become rich in nutrients? Come and learn the recipe for excellent compost through the science of vermiculture- and be ready to get a little dirty! We will observe the compost bins in the Children’s Garden through a hands-on lesson and learn about what we should and should not add to make our compost healthy and safe to use. Participants will also get to create their very own “worm hotel,” complete with worms, to take home.

Beginner Gardening 

  • Saturday, April 27, 1-2:30pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Courtney Keck, Canadian County Extension
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 

Wondering how to begin your gardening adventure?  Let us help with the first step by setting you on the correct path with this introductory tutorial.  Learn the bedrock essentials in choosing the right location, testing and sustaining soil health, and selecting the most suitable vegetable and flower varieties.  Also, learn proper plant care and maintenance.  This class would serve as a wonderful refresher for any level of gardener.

Little Saplings

  • Spring Session – every other Tuesday from March to June
  • April 16, 30, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before

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. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

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Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 9 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center and find out location which changes depending on the season
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water, and an “open mind”
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Tuesday night at Myriad Botanical Gardens has been a place for yogis of all levels to center and recharge. Thanks to our new presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, yoga will be offered twice weekly of free. Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind.