November in the Gardens

November in the Gardens

Here’s a list of the many November events and programs for both adults and youth in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

The Devon Ice Rink season

  • November 8, 2019, through February 2, 2020
  • Admission: $13 per person, includes skate rentals; $8 per person if you bring your own skates; $8 per person for military; Gardens Members skate for $7, includes skate rental
    • For group rates, visit here
  • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 3-9; Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
    • For winter holiday hours visit here

Each holiday season, the Myriad Botanical Gardens transforms its seasonal plaza into the Devon Ice Rink, making for a winter wonderland set in a bustling downtown setting. At Devon Ice Rink, you can skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice, and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. Lose yourself in a magical, park-like atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights the Devon Ice Rink.

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

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

  • Tuesdays & 5:30 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • During the summer months, location is at The Devon Lawn
    • In case of weather follow our social media for announcements
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Reading Wednesday

  • Every Wednesday, at 10 am
  • Ongoing Reading Wednesdays
  • South Lobby Visitor Center
  • FREE, Best for ages 2 to 5

Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll start with an interactive song and story, then finish with a craft. Last Wednesdays of the month are with the Downtown Library.

Little Saplings – Fall Session

  • Every other Tuesday, at 10 am
  • November 19 and December 3
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us 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.

Flower Garden Planning

  • Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Elia Woods, CommonWealth Urban Farms
  • Register by November 15
  • REGISTER HERE

Prepare to fill your home with beautiful flowers this upcoming year! Learn about the easiest flowers to grow in OKC. Also, discover how to design and prepare your garden bed, discuss seeds vs. transplants, annuals vs. perennials, and explore the benefits of trellising and succession planting.

Painting Pots and Planting Herbs

  • Friday, November 22, 6-7:30 pm
  • Member $15; Nonmember $17
  • Best for ages 6 to 12
  • REGISTER HERE

Families will learn about the indoor herbs to grow during the chilly months to use in tasty holiday meals. Each child will paint an 8” terra cotta pot and plant an herb of their choice to take home. Learn how to take care of our new herb plant and talk about some tasty, healthy ways to use our herbs as they grow.

Learn to Curl

Bring your family and friends and join Oklahoma Curling Club members as they walk through the etiquette and rules of curling. Dress warm, wear rubber-soled shoes and prepare for a fun morning on the ice. All other equipment will be provided. Book now before it sells out!

Family Workshop: Insect Hotels

  • Saturday, November 23, 10-11 am
  • Olivia Dias, Children’s Garden Manager &
  • Ryan Morehead, owner of Bees Excel
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us as we learn how to attract beneficial insects, such as bees, lacewings, and ladybugs to our gardens by providing shelter for them. Participants will go on a nature walk to collect items that they will use to create their very own insect hotel. Each registrant will receive a FREE honey product courtesy of Bees Excel.

Holiday Workshop: Living Wreaths (Succulents)

  • Saturday, November 23, 1 pm REGISTER HERE
  • Saturday, November 23, 3 pm REGISTER HERE
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M $75; NM $85
  • Roberta Rowland, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Conservatory Manager

Design a fantastic, modern succulent wreath in this seasonal, hands-on workshop. Specialized instruction will lead you to create a beautiful 18-22” wreath fit to adorn any holiday display. Succulent wreaths perform best indoors.

Illuminations: Starry Starry Night presented by OGE Energy Corp.

  • Crystal Bridge Conservatory plus exterior lighting
  • November 27, 2019, through January 5, 2020
  • Wednesdays through Sundays, 6-9 pm
  • Holiday Hours: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • $6 for members; $8 for nonmembers; Children 2 and under are free

Presented by OGE Energy Corp.

Sponsored by Devon Energy, Downtown OKC Partnership, Delta Dental Oklahoma, R.K. Black Inc., E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Absentee Shawnee TribeTinker Federal Credit Union, Lopez Foods, Floyd’s RVPlatt College, and Colcord Hotel.

Our immersive light installation celebrating the holidays returns to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory Wednesday, November 27. The entire Bridge serves as a canvas for moving lights choreographed to music, inviting visitors inside for a curated and creative experience. Inspiration for this year’s show is the swirling blue and gold images of the painting The Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh.

Illuminations: Starry Starry Night will be designed to capture the unique lighting of a winter sky. Features this year include a lighted tunnel along the upper walkway and a planetarium feel in the area on the west side of the Bridge called the Oculus Room. Highlighted in this experience are the rare and beautiful plants inside the Conservatory.

A must-see event for the entire family, Illuminations: Starry Starry Night is sure to become a holiday tradition in downtown Oklahoma City.

Bedlam at Together Square Watch Party

  • Presented by AT&T Fiber and sponsored by T-Mobile
  • Saturday, November 30, (*Time will be posted when kickoff is announced)

Put on your best fan gear and come out to Together Square for a downtown style tailgate with yard games, food trucks, inflatables for kids and of course football! Watch the Sooners and the Cowboys battle it out live on televisions onsite

Ongoing

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

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

  • Tuesdays & 5:30 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • During the summer months, location is at The Devon Lawn
    • In case of weather follow our social media for announcements
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Thanks to our new presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, yoga is offered three times weekly free of charge.