This Week in the Gardens

This Week in the Gardens

Monday, June 17

  • 9am-5pm Visit the Crystal Bridge. For admission visit here.
  • 10am-8pm Seasonal Plaza Water Feature. Please bring water shoes!
  • Children’s Gardens and Thunder Fountain is closed through Wednesday for tear-down

Tuesday, June 18

  • 9am-5pm Visit the Crystal Bridge. For admission visit here.
  • 10am-8pm Seasonal Plaza Water Feature. Please wear water shoes.
  • Children’s Gardens and Thunder Fountain is closed through Wednesday for tear-down
  • 5:45pm Botanical Balance, FREE YOGA 

Wednesday, June 19

  • 9am-5pm Visit the Crystal Bridge. For admission visit here.
  • 10am Reading Wednesday
  • 10am-8pm Seasonal Plaza Water Feature and Thunder Fountain are open!
    • Please wear water shoes
  • 2-7pm Mo’s Carousel Open
  • 7-10pm SONIC Summer Movies: Trolls. Visit here for a list of the many activities and food trucks

Thursday, June 20

Friday, June 21

  • 9am-5pm Visit the Crystal Bridge. For admission visit here.
  • 10am-8pm Seasonal Plaza Water Feature and Thunder Fountain are open!
    • Please wear water shoes
  • 2-7pm Mo’s Carousel open
  • 7pm Summer Solstice
  • 8pm Full Moon Bike Ride and Run
  • 8pm Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors, Water Stage

Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23

 

June in the Gardens

June in the Gardens

Hello June! Get ready — we’ve got a lot to offer for super summer fun! 

SONIC Summer Movies

  • Wednesdays, June 19 – July 24
  • Devon Lawn and Bandshell
  • 8pm Pre-show festivities, 9pm Movie begins
  • FREE Thanks to SONIC!

SONIC Summer Movies at Myriad Botanical Gardens, a much-loved summer tradition is back. Activities, food and lots of fun returns each Wednesday, July 9 to July 24, on the Great Lawn. Thanks to SONIC Drive-In these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our line-up of food trucks. Movies start at 9 pm. with pre-fun starting around 8 p.m. Participants using blankets will sit one side, lawn chairs to the other side.

Trolls: June 19
A League of Their Own: June 26
Top Gun: July 3
Annie: July 10
Wonder: July 17
Aquaman: July 24

Growing Fruit in Oklahoma

Learn how to get started with home fruit growing, from choosing plants to site considerations and including details of soils, planting, subsequent care including pruning and dealing with pests and problems.

Summer Solstice

  • Friday, June 21, 6-10pm
  • The Devon Lawn

Celebrate the longest day of the year and onset of summer in the Gardens. Join the Full Moon Bike Ride and Run with Schlegel Bicycles and OK Runner, engage with craft activities and sand art and listen to sweet, summer tunes from acoustic performers, Giakob Lee, Isaac McClung, and JJ Wood. Come fly your kite and enjoy children’s outdoor games and activities, hula hoop instructions from Hooplahoma, and a FREE yoga class with Amber Webster at This Land Yoga.

Here is the list of activities:

  • Free Crafts: Brown Bag Kite – Create a kite using streamers stickers, and yarn
  • Watermelon Fan – Cool off with a fan that looks like a slice of watermelon
  • Suggested donation craft: Sand Art bottles – grab your sun shaped bottle and fill it with colored sand!
  • Kite Flying & Lawn Games
  • Community Art Project: The Essence of summer in Oklahoma
  • Picnic on Devon Lawn! Bring your picnic blanket to enjoy acoustic sounds, Kona Ice Snocones, and food from Blue J’s Rockin’ Grill!
  • 8:45-9:45 FREE Yoga with Amber Webster from This Land Yoga accompanied by musician JJ Wood
  • 7-9pm Hooplahoma- hula hoop performance, interaction and hula hoop instructions with kids
  • 6:30-8:30pm Tea nutrition sessions with Urban Teahouse, 15-minute sessions at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 on the benefits of tea!

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Visitor Center Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. 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. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 9 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

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. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, ALL yoga is FREE. In the months of June, July, and August we move to FREE yoga three times weekly!

Summer Celebration Series: Pollinators

  • Friday, June 21, 10am-2pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member $5; Nonmember $7

Nothing says “Happy National Pollinator Week” quite as well as the Pollinator Celebration in the Children’s Garden! Come out and learn about the many different creatures that play a vital role in our world through a series of interactive booths that include demonstrations, science, hands-on activities, crafts, games and more.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run/Summer Solstice

  • Friday, June 21
  • Run leaves at 8 pm/Ride leaves at 8:30 pm
  • Suggested donation $5 per person

Celebrate the longest day of the year and onset of summer in the Gardens. Join the Full Moon Bike Ride and Run with Schlegel Bicycles and OK Runner, engage with craft activities and sand art and listen to sweet, summer tunes from Mutt Radio. Come fly your kite and enjoy children’s outdoor activities, bubble wands, and face painting. Food trucks will be on site. Pricing and more online at myriadgardens.org

Myriad Kitchen: Coffee

  • Saturday, June 22, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • REGISTER HERE

Coffee Slingers Roasters has handcrafted original beverages to use coffee as a means of building positive bridges. This interactive class will focus on coffee sourcing in Central America, as well as the key fundamentals of roasting and the farm-to-cup concept.

Weekly Walkups

  • June 24 – August 9, Monday – Friday, 10am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child

Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Groups of 10 or more please contact Lily Christman, at (405) 445-5162, for more information about group activities. Themes are: Make-it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, “Think Green” Thursdays and Find-it Fridays.

Highlights in Botanical Drawing Workshop

  • Saturday, June 29, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom & Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $29; Nonmember $34
  • REGISTER HERE BY JUNE 25

Immerse yourself in botanical drawing with pencil, toned paper and white compressed charcoal. Begin with a group instructional warmup session, and then stroll into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory to discover your own spaces and subjects to draw.

International Mud Day

Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union

  • June 29, 9am–Noon
  • Devon Lawn
  • Members $5/Nonmembers $10
  • REGISTER HERE

Create clay critters with House of Clay to take home and, if the spirit moves you, take a mud bath in the dirty, yet delightful mess. Kids will get goggles to protect their eyes and a clean-up station will be available to wash up. Wear appropriate clothes and/or bring your swimsuit for the Thunder Fountain.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, June 29, 10am
  • Every last Saturday of the month
  • Meet in the Visitor Lobby, located at the south end of the Crystal Bridge
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs are always welcome
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational FREE walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our south lobby. Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs always welcome.