November in the Gardens

November in the Gardens

Here are our November classes for youth and adults. Stay tuned for an announcement for our GROW-VEMBER events! 

Youth and Family

Family Workshop: Blooming Bulb Botany

  • Friday, November 13, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $8; NM $10
  • Best for ages 6 to 12
  • Register by Tuesday, November 10
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn all about bulbs as we dissect these energy-packed plants. We’ll dissect and compare different types of bulbs, some from the kitchen, some from the garden, and learn the parts of a bulb. Then we’ll finish by potting up our own bulbs to take home, easily care for, and enjoy next spring. This is a great class for families registered for the Spring Smiles Bulb Kit so they can soak in all the knowledge needed for spring blooms.

Family Workshop: Natural Wreaths

  • Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $10; NM $15
  • Best for ages 6 to 12
  • Register by Monday, November 16
  • REGISTER HERE

Explore the Gardens grounds with us and gather natural items from the colorful plants going through the changing season. We’ll then use the branches, seeds and greens we collect as well as pre-cut materials to create a natural wreath that children can proudly display for the holidays. 

Adult

Putting Your Garden to Bed

  • Saturday, November 21, 2-3pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • M $6; NM $8
  • Kaitlin Bacon, Horticulturist and Children’s Garden Manager
  • Register by Thursday, November 19
  • REGISTER HERE

November is the time to prepare your garden for the colder winter months so it looks its best when spring returns. As we walk around the grounds, we’ll talk through what our horticulture staff are doing in the Gardens at this time and will discuss what is and isn’t getting cut back and why. We’ll also discuss adding mulch for cold protection, removing and composting annuals, and other best practices.

Guided Walking Tour

  • November 28, 10am
  • Every Last Saturday of Each Month
  • Garden Grounds, meet in the south lobby
  • FREE
  • REGISTER HERE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with an educational walking tour. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for this region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

On-Going

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Auto

Sponsored by OU Medicine and Tinker Federal Credit Union

  • Tuesdays, 6pm and Saturdays, 9am
  • Instructors from YMCA
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Thanks to our new presenting sponsors Fowler Auto and Tinker Federal Credit Union, with sponsor OU Medicine, yoga is offered two times weekly free of charge.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 am
  • Children’s Garden Porch or Visitor Center in inclement weather
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story. At this time we are not taking groups.

Stay tuned for details! 

October Classes at the Gardens

October Classes at the Gardens

October in the Gardens

Ongoing

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch or Visitor Center in inclement weather
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story. At this time we are not taking groups.

Guided Walking Tour

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with an educational walking tour. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for this region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

Adult

Foraged Fall Wreaths (sold out)

  • Thursday, October 22, 6-7:30pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $20; NM $25
  • Roberta Rowland, Conservatory Manager
  • SOLD OUT

Create a festive, natural fall wreath using foraged items from the garden grounds. In this hands-on class, we’ll learn basic wreath design and which plant materials preserve well for long-lasting wreaths. Then we’ll dive into creating our wreaths using gathered materials from the garden grounds and a pre-made grapevine wreath as the base.

A Garden for Witch’s Brew: Growing and Preserving Herbs

  • Wednesday, October 28, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $8; NM $10
  • Debbie St. John, Canadian County OSU Extension Master Gardener
  • Register by Friday, October 23
  • REGISTER HERE

Get in the spirit of fall with this class focused on garden herbs! Learn how to grow all kinds of herbs outside and inside throughout the year and tricks for preserving them. We’ll get to examine samples of fresh and dried herbs and each take home a tasty sachet of herbs to make our own witch’s brew.