March into the Gardens

March into the Gardens

March is a BIG MONTH in the Gardens! It’s spring, it’s our 31st anniversary, the tulips are coming alive, it’s Dr. Suess, Oklahoma Gardening School, trees, St. Patrick’s Day and more! Here’s a list of our many offerings:

Dr. Seuss Day in the Gardens

  • Saturday, March 2, 10 am-noon
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Garden Classroom
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 8
  • Register by Tuesday, February 26

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, his wonderful books and the earth! We’ll have everyone’s favorite character, Cat In the Hat, here 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.

Mardi Gras on Myriad Street

  • Saturday, March 2, 2-4 pm
  • Member children $10; Nonmember $15
  • Accompanying adults are free

Celebrate Mardi Gras on Myriad Street with an event tailored to children ages 3-10. Celebrate the traditional carnival celebration with crafts, games, tarot card readings, Mardi Gras cake decorating, a special appearance from Princess Tiana, giveaways and more!

Activities: Masquerade mask craft, second line parade through the gardens, kings cake decorating, huge birthday party package giveaway, Mardi Gras bingo, jazz band, Mardi Gras reading activities, Mardi Gras trivia, Tarot card reading and more.

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

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.

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 am
  • March 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • The Garden Classroom
  • 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.

Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.
  • Meet in the North Lobby for Check-In—location varies, you must collect a wristband from the North Lobby in order to participate
  • Myriad Gardens Members: $5; Non-Members: $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!

Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Devon Energy and The Meinders Foundation

Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens

  • Saturday, March 9, 9 am-4 pm
  • Devon Energy Auditorium
  • $40 members; $70 nonmembers; $25 students with ID; $15 box lunch option
  • Register by Tuesday, March 5

Myriad Botanical 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. Each year the Oklahoma Gardening School showcases local and national experts in gardening, plant selection, and garden design. Their illustrated talks and Q&A discussions help participants learn how to create and maintain more sustainable gardens in Oklahoma.

The 2019 Oklahoma Gardening School 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.


TLC Garden Center and Grooms Irrigation
American Plant Products, Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Kitty and Richard Champlin, Minick Materials, and Total Environment
Plant Wisdom Garden Center

In-Kind sponsors: AC Hotel by Marriott OKC Bricktown and Holiday Inn Express-Bricktown

Spring Break in the Gardens

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Break
  • March 12, 14, 19, 21, 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 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 16, 10-11:30 am
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Best for ages 7 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, March 19

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.

Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day sponsored by BC Clark Jewelers 

  • Sunday, March 17, Noon-3pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell, Sheridan Lawn
  • $5 wristband, best for ages 4-10

May the luck of the Irish be with you as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! 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. All guests can learn about Irish heritage, find out where our silly leprechaun hid the Gardens pot of gold and most importantly don’t forget to wear green!

Painting in the Gardens: The Lucky Hat

Sunday, March 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Garden Classroom
$20 members; $25 nonmembers
Members call (405) 227-0230 to get your rate
Nonmembers register here

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.

Water Conservation and Turf Management Seminar

  • Saturday, March 23, 10-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 by Tuesday, March 19

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 manage drought-resistance grass and hearty low-ground cover year-round. Coffee and light breakfast provided.

Special thanks to

Myriad Gardens 31st Birthday!

  • Monday, March 25, 9 am-5 pm
  • FREE ADMISSION to the Crystal Bridge

It’s our birthday! Thirty-one years ago on March 25, the Myriad Botanical Gardens opened to the public. In celebration, we will offer free admission to the Crystal Bridge. Want to know our history? Visit here for an overview.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, March 30, 10 am
  • Last Saturday of Every Month, 10-11 am
  • 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 our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

Seed Starting Workshop

  • Saturday, March 30, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery
  • Register by Tuesday, March 19

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.