February in the Gardens

February in the Gardens

 

Here is your February 2019 in the Myriad Gardens for youth and families, adults!

Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Giveaway Sponsor Athleta

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 pm
  • February 5, 12, 19 & 26
  • Myriad Gardens Members: $5; nonmembers: $10

This is a great, all-levels class. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the north lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Reading Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, February 13, 20 & 27 (every Wednesday)
  • Every Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 9:30 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.

A look ahead to March 2019

YOUTH AND FAMILIES

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens

  • Saturday, March 2, 10am-Noon
  • Crystal Bridge Visitor Center
  • and Garden Classroom
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 8
  • REGISTER HERE

We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat In the Hat, to read stories and tell fun Dr. Seuss facts. Kids can learn from the Lorax about how to take care of our animal and plant friends while visiting our special Oklahoma City Zoo visitors. We’ll also have Dr. Seuss inspired crafts and a fun photo op area.

Little Saplings

  • Spring Session – every other Tuesday from March to June
  • March 5, 19; April 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 10-11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before
  • REGISTER HERE FOR A DATE

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.

Spring Break in the Gardens

  • March 12, 14, 19, 21, 10am-Noon
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Break
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $3 per child
  • REGISTER HERE

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162.

The Story of a Tree

  • Saturday, March 23, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 7 to 10
  • REGISTER HERE

Celebrate the start of Oklahoma Arbor Week by exploring the story of a tree and then telling your own story. We’ll use real tree slices to learn about the layers inside a tree, how they help the tree grow and how to use tree rings to learn a tree’s story. Then we’ll create our own tree slices to tell our life stories as trees. We’ll end by going on a scavenger hunt to find the most interesting trees in the gardens.

ADULTS

Oklahoma Gardening School: Growing Beautiful, Successful, and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens

  • Saturday, March 9,  9am-4pm
  • Location: Devon Energy Auditorium
  • $40 members; $70 nonmembers; $25 students with ID; $15 box lunch option
  • Register by Tuesday, March 5 
  • LEARN ABOUT THE SPEAKERS & REGISTER HERE

The Gardens’ annual Oklahoma Gardening School is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium designed for home gardeners and professional horticulturists, garden designers and landscape architects.

The 2019 theme is Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens. Speakers will inspire as they demonstrate how to grow purposeful herb gardens through adaptive designs, proper plant selection, and precise cultivation and maintenance practices to produce the finest aromatic, culinary, and therapeutic benefits for a healthier and more bountiful gardening experience.

Water Conservation and Turf Management Seminar

  • Saturday, March 23, 10am-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Jeff Salmond, University of Oklahoma, Director of Athletic Field Management, CSFM
  • Josh Campbell, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Urban Ag. and Natural Resources
  • REGISTER HERE

In this featured seminar focused on saving water while caring for your lawn, you will learn cost-effective methods for conserving natural resources.  From setting up strategic rain barrels to the effective use of mulch, you will be on your way to efficiently managing drought-resistance grass and hearty low-ground cover year-round.  Coffee and light breakfast provided. 

Special thanks to Squeeze Every Drop

Seed Starting Workshop

  • Saturday, March 30, 10am-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery
  • REGISTER HERE

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 experience, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, the best way to take care of your seeds as they germinate and grow (containers, watering, thinning, and lighting) and other tips, techniques and tools helpful in seed starting.  All participants will plant a variety of seeds to take home and grow. 

EVENTS

Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day in the Gardens

  • Sunday, March 17, 12-2pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell, Sheridan Lawn
  • Music is FREE
  • $5 wristband, best for ages 4-10

The fun begins with a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Guests can enjoy food trucks, vendors, an Irish Step performance, and fun fiddling tunes. Each paid participant’s wristband includes access to the Sheridan Lawn for crafts, games, and activities suited for ages 4-10 years-old. 

Painting In the Gardens: The Lucky Hat

  • Sunday, March 17, 11am-1pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • $20 members; $25 nonmembers
  • Register online at wineandpalette.com
  • Members call (405) 227-0230 to receive their discount

Join Wine and Palette in the Garden Classroom to create a unique piece of art on 11” x 14” canvas. Participants will have a single starting point, and all will be provided with the instruction and proper steps to create a work of art that can be created only by you. This event is recommended for all including children.

Happy birthday Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

  • Monday, March 25, 9am-5pm
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • FREE admission

Visit the Crystal Bridge for free on the Myriad Gardens birthday!