Sprouting Chefs: Berry Pizzelles

  • Saturday, April 13, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $15; Nonmember $17
  • Toni Washington, Edmond Mobile Meals
  • Best for ages 8 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 9 
  • REGISTER HERE

Pizzelles are a traditional Italian waffle cookie that can be used in all sorts of ways, not just as cookies! Learn how to make this tasty and beautiful treat and how to dress it up into a snack. We’ll create our pizzelles, decorate them with berries and other healthy toppings as we discuss springtime fruit.

Little Saplings

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

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.

Revenge of the Plants! All about Carnivorous Plants

  • Wednesday, April 17, 6-7pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 8 to 11
  • Register by Wednesday, April 10 
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn about some of the wackiest vegetation in the world – carnivorous plants! Kids will learn how these meat-eating plants work, why they eat meat and how to keep them alive. We’ll make a fun craft to turn our own hands into Venus flytraps and each child will take a small carnivorous plant home.

Everything You Need to Know About How to Start Growing Food

  • Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Dale Spoonemore, From Seed to Spoon
  • Register by Friday, April 12
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn the basics and a whole lot more in this session with local expert Dale Spoonemore.  Dale is a self-taught gardener who converted his suburban backyard into an organic farm.  By utilizing real-life application and attempting alternative methods, Dale has built a sustainable garden and works to teach the community how to do the same.

EASTER EGG FUN! 

Sensory Easter Night in the Crystal Bridge presented by Sprouts

  • Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30pm
  • Member child $10; Nonmember child $12
  • Best for ages 0-12
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us inside the Crystal Bridge for an Easter evening tailored for families with special needs children. This is not an Easter egg hunt, but a fun-filled evening for families and typically developing siblings. There are festive booths and activities for children to visit and collect eggs. Each child is guaranteed 20 eggs. Don’t forget your Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will have a designated spot for photos. This event is made possible through Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

  • Saturday, April 20, 10-11:30 am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • REGISTER HERE

The world is full of beautiful colors, and you may be surprised where some of them come from! Join us as we learn some history about plant dyes and the tradition of Easter egg dyeing while also discovering how the colors are made. Each participant will then be able to use the natural colors we learn about to dye four Easter eggs to bring home!

Happy Hoppy Easter Party

Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Goldfish Swim School

  • Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm (flights for ages 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8, see below)
  • Children’s Garden at Myriad Gardens
  • Members $10; Nonmembers $12
    • Includes a free ride on Mo’s Carousel
  • REGISTER HERE

The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you! Bring your basket to scramble for eggs and have a Happy Hoppy time in our Children’s Garden! Activities include games, crafts, refreshments and of course, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children 2-8 years old.

Funny Bunny Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Sponsored by Midtown Vets

 

It’s back! Join us for the fifth annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the Gardens. Bring your leashed dog to the Devon Lawn for a tail-wagging good time. There will be separate hunts for big and small dogs. When your dog touches one of the plastic eggs with their nose, into your basket it goes. There will be pup prizes for the lucky pooches who choose correctly!

Tomato Titans: Growing Delicious Tomatoes

  • Saturday, April 20, 10-Noon
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Larry Hocking, Berry Creek Farm
  • Register by Tuesday, April 16 
  • REGISTER HERE

Nothing quite beats feasting on a juicy, ripe from-the-garden tomato that you have grown yourself. This comprehensive discussion will cover the fascinating history of the tomato, how to start tomato seeds, transplant and care tips for seedlings, and insect and disease control methods, as well as proper watering and fertilizing techniques. Participants are welcome to bring photos of their tomatoes for questions and advice.

Family Workshop: Microworlds

  • Saturday, April 27, 10-11:30am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Molly Yunker and Stacey Evans, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Best for ages 8 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 o
  • REGISTER HERE

We’ll explore the hidden parts of soil in this class as we dive into the microscopic world of nature. We’ll examine all kinds of natural objects under microscopes and play guessing games to figure out what we are looking at, then learn about the tiny components that make up soil. We’ll end by potting up our own seeds in a mini planter to take home so we can continue to explore tiny worlds.

Gardening with Worms

  • Saturday, April 27, 1-2 pm
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $7; Nonmember $9
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 
  • REGISTER HERE

Did you know that worms can help your compost pile thrive and become rich in nutrients? Come and learn the recipe for excellent compost through the science of vermiculture- and be ready to get a little dirty! We will observe the compost bins in the Children’s Garden through a hands-on lesson and learn about what we should and should not add to make our compost healthy and safe to use. Participants will also get to create their very own “worm hotel,” complete with worms, to take home.

Beginner Gardening 

  • Saturday, April 27, 1-2:30pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Courtney Keck, Canadian County Extension
  • Register by Tuesday, April 23 
  • REGISTER HERE

Wondering how to begin your gardening adventure?  Let us help with the first step by setting you on the correct path with this introductory tutorial.  Learn the bedrock essentials in choosing the right location, testing and sustaining soil health, and selecting the most suitable vegetable and flower varieties.  Also, learn proper plant care and maintenance.  This class would serve as a wonderful refresher for any level of gardener.

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Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center and find out location which changes depending on the season
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water, and an “open mind”
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Tuesday night at Myriad Botanical Gardens has been a place for yogis of all levels to center and recharge. Thanks to our new presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, yoga will be offered twice weekly of free. 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.