March in the Gardens

March in the Gardens

COVID protocols: Masks and social distancing are required for classes and indoors including the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and the Visitor Lobby

  • Available for viewing March 13 – April 13, 2021
  • Member $15; Nonmember $30

Oklahoma Gardening School is an annual event that showcases local and national experts in gardening, plant selection and garden design for the home gardener, professional horticulturist, garden designer, and landscape architect. This year’s virtual symposium, Gifts of the Garden, will feature a quality slate of inspirational speakers to show us ways that gardens can become places of purpose and resiliency, offering us irreplaceable gifts in return for our time and attention. Registrants will hear from experts who will inspire, surprise, and engage us with their varied experiences. From cultivating a wild garden on Puget Sound to creating a refuge for self, native plants, and animals, to new ways of growing food alongside trees, shrubs, and flowers, and incorporating stylish house plants into interior design, Oklahoma Garden School brought to you by Myriad Botanical Gardens, offers something for everyone.

Spring Break Pop-Ins

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Spring Break
    • March 17, 18, 19, 10am – Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • $3 per child

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with a different hands-on activity each day. We’ll plant clover seeds on Wednesday for St. Patrick’s Day, create bird nesting bundles on Thursday and make weather wind sticks on Friday. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162 for other options.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, March 27 & April 24 walks are SOLD OUT
  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10-11am
  • Garden Grounds
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. 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 the north lobby of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory.

Photography Workshop: Capturing the Crystal Bridge Conservatory

  • Saturday, March 20, 2-4pm
  • The Garden Classroom and Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Member $30; Nonmember $35
  • Doug Hoke, Director of Photography, The Oklahoman
  • Register by Tuesday, March 16

The Crystal Bridge Conservatory will be closing at the end of March for significant renovations. This class is your chance to capture the space and plants as they are now. Hoke will walk through the basics of botanical photography, including light and composition, then head into the conservatory to take photos. The program ends back in the classroom to review everyone’s work. This class is a great introduction for beginners and also a good refresher and opportunity for more seasoned photographers.

Garden-in-Place Seed Kit Handout

Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School and Metropolitan Library System

Garden-in-Place Seed Kits are back with three new kits. The kits include the seeds, materials and instructions needed to start successful seeds. The Flower Seed Kit contains marigold, zinnia and sunflower seeds to benefit our pollinator friends and beautify our homes. The Pizza Garden Seed Kit contains tomato, basil and sweet pepper seeds to provide the herbs and vegetables you need to make a tasty homemade meal. Stop by your local Metropolitan Library branch to pick up the Grow-a-Library Seed Kit, which contains bean, radish and pumpkin seeds inspired by beloved fairytale books that you can bring to life in your own garden.


Botanical Balance FREE Yoga 

  • Tuesdays 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am
  • The lower level of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • FREE – registration required due to COVID 19 protocols

The instructor provided by the YMCA. Best for ages 16 and up. Bring your mat and water. As we move into winter, yoga will be held in the lower level of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. As a result, space is limited and advanced registration is required. All attendees must social distance on their mats and wear masks in order to participate.

Presenting sponsor Fowler Auto. Sponsors OU Health and Tinker Federal Credit Union

Reading Wednesdays 

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

Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday with Miss Georgia. 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. Best for ages 2-5. Siblings are always welcome! 

Art Exhibit

Carl Shortt Jr Photography

  • March 3 –  April 21, 2021
  • Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • FREE to see during regular hours