Please Give to the Annual Garden Fund

Please Give to the Annual Garden Fund

For more than 30 years, Myriad Botanical Gardens has provided beautiful gardens and green space in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. From dazzling spring bulbs displays to radiant prairie flowers and holiday lights, tens of thousands of people come to the Gardens to celebrate every season with family and friends.

Our year-round free or low-cost educational programs, quality events, and Mo’s Carousel further make the Gardens a unique and vibrant space for all to enjoy.

This year, more than at any other time in our history, the Gardens served as a safe and uplifting outdoor space to get out and walk, exercise, play or relax. For many, the Gardens were a place to find peace and solace from the anxiety, sadness, and challenges that we all continue to experience this year.

It has been challenging. Like many nonprofits, the Gardens lost considerable revenues in 2020 as we had to cancel many programs and events including our spring festival, movie nights, concerts, annual horticultural symposium, and school field trips. Two essential fundraising events we rely on for funding our expenses were also canceled.

In addition, the recent ice storm resulted in unanticipated clean-up expenses and replacement costs for trees that were lost.

While we are here for you, we ask you to be here for us with a gift of support. A gift of any size to our Annual Garden Fund would make a big difference this year. The Annual Garden Fund provides income to cover operating and maintenance costs of our gardens, grounds, Crystal Bridge Conservatory, and community programs.

The donation you give today will help us plant bulbs you will enjoy in the spring. It will help us plant new trees and more native prairie plants to enjoy next summer.

Your donation will help us maintain Mo’s Carousel, our Thunder Fountain that children cool off in on hot summer days, offer plant and garden festivals, concerts, outdoor art exhibits and free family and school programs so the Gardens are accessible to all.

Thank you in advance for supporting the Gardens.
With appreciation,

Maureen Heffernan
Chief Executive Officer
Myriad Gardens Foundation

Myriad Botanical Gardens is managed by the Myriad Gardens Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in a public-private partnership with The City of Oklahoma City. The Foundation relies on donations and earned revenues from its programming to offset annual operating expenses and capital improvements.

*We invite you to take advantage of the CARES Act charitable giving incentives, including an above-the-line deduction for total charitable contributions up to $300 as well as a 100 percent deduction for those who itemize.

 

Orchids in October 2020: Honoring Jil and Tony Boghetich

Orchids in October 2020: Honoring Jil and Tony Boghetich

Honoring Jil and Tony Boghetich

Orchids in October honors Jil and Tony Boghetich with the James R. Tolbert III Crystal Orchid Award, which is in recognition of individuals who have significantly impacted the beauty and success of not only Myriad Botanical Gardens but all of Oklahoma City.

Each spring more than 40,000 tulips, daffodil, hyacinth, and scilla bulbs bloom at Myriad Botanical Gardens creating a cheerful and dazzling sea of bright color. This display draws thousands of visitors who enjoy the spring flowers.

Longtime supporters, Jil and Tony Boghetich, were enchanted by the community’s enthusiastic response to the bulbs that were first planted in 2012 and shared the vision of the Gardens to offer a stunning floral display each spring in the heart of downtown that is free to view.

“Myriad Botanical Gardens is a treasure our city has embraced. The annual display of spring blooms brings great joy to many of our citizens and visitors. Jil and I personally have supported this effort on our own and through the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation, where we serve as trustees. We are truly honored to have been a small part of this effort.” – Tony Boghetich

Residents of Oklahoma City and La Jolla, California, Jil, and Tony, who both serve on the board of the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation, facilitated a matching grant award that is now fully realized. As a result, we have established a $400,000 permanent endowment fund guaranteeing a dazzling display of spring bulbs in perpetuity.

Jil and Tony continue to give generously to the Gardens in many ways. In 2019, they served as co-chairs of the biennial spring luncheon fundraiser, Art of Flowers, helping us raise grant funds to fulfill the Rapp Foundation match requirements. Tony also serves on the Myriad Gardens Foundation Community Board.

As we plant thousands of bulbs this winter, we remain deeply grateful to Jil and Tony for their extraordinary gift that keeps giving to the multitude of visitors who look forward to visiting the Gardens each year to celebrate the arrival of spring.

“We are truly appreciative of the incredible support from Jil and Tony Boghetich to ensure that generations of visitors to the Gardens will have the
opportunity to enjoy the enchanting spring floral displays.” 

    – Chair Emeritus Jim Tolbert, Myriad Gardens Foundation

NEW THIS YEAR

Fresh flowers delivered right to your door in thanks for your support.

Your support is essential at this time. Like so many of our nonprofit peers, Myriad Botanical Gardens must continue raising funds despite the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While we are not able to host the beautiful Orchids in October ceremony and luncheon this year to honor Jil and Tony Boghetich, we still want to celebrate them and all they do. One of the best ways to do that is to continue your annual support of this fall event. We would like to thank you for your generous gift with fresh flower bouquets from White Flower Farm, a family-owned, mail-order nursery renowned for their high-quality plant material.

All bouquets are shipped overnight from the grower, right to your door, and feature beautiful arrangements to brighten your day, much like the spring bulb displays in the Gardens.

Sample bouquet from White Flower Farm for Orchids in October support. Arrangements based on availability and season.

With a gift of $500 or more, receive fresh flowers delivered right to your home or business, or to give as a gift. Depending on your gift level, you can enjoy monthly flowers for up to an entire year.

To make your donation, visit here.

PLATINUM: $5,000
TWELVE months of freshly cut flower bouquets
PLUS an orchid from Calvert’s Plant Interiors.
PURCHASE HERE

GOLD: $2,500
NINE months of freshly cut flower bouquets PLUS
an orchid from Calvert’s Plant Interiors.
PURCHASE HERE

SILVER: $1,000
THREE months of freshly cut flower bouquets.
PURCHASE HERE

BRONZE: $500
ONE freshly cut flower bouquet.
PURCHASE HERE

INDIVIDUAL: $1OO
Receive ONE complimentary Family Membership.
PURCHASE HERE

Or contact Debora Morey, (405) 445-7084, dmorey@myriadgardens.org