November in the Gardens

November in the Gardens

Yoga Series at the Gardens

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

  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Check-in at the North Lobby to get class
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • 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!

Devon Ice Rink Season 

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – January 27, 2019
  • Admission: $13 per person, includes skate rentals; $8 per person if you bring your own skates; Gardens Members skate for $7, includes skate rental
  • Group Rate (10 or more guests) is $9 includes skates. Advanced reservation required for groups.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3pm-9pm; Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 12-7pm
  • For 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.

Little Saplings

  • December 4, 18, 10-11am
  • Every Other Tuesday
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

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.

Holiday Workshop: Living Wreaths (Succulents)

  • Friday, November 30, 7-8:30pm 
  • Saturday, December 1, 10-11:30am
  • Saturday, December 1, 1-2:30pm
  • Member $75; Nonmember $85
  • Roberta Rowland, Horticulturist

Design a fantastic, modern succulent wreath in this fun, hands-on holiday workshop. Specialized instruction will lead you as you create your own beautiful 18-22” wreath to adorn any holiday display. Succulent wreaths are best for indoors, while evergreens are best for the outdoors, so sign up for both classes and make each one.

Holiday Workshop: Living Wreaths (Evergreens)

  • Friday, November 30, 7-8:30pm
  • Saturday, December 1, 10-11:30am
  • Saturday, December 1, 1-2:30pm 
  • Member $45; Nonmember $55
  • Kaitlin Bacon, Plant Biologist

Design a classic, traditional evergreen wreath in this fun, hands-on holiday workshop. Receive specialized instruction as you create your own beautiful 18-22” wreath to adorn your home. Evergreen wreaths are best for outdoors, while succulents are best for the indoors, so sign up for both classes and make each one.


Family Workshop: Snow Globe Worlds

  • Saturday, December 1, 10-11am
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Best for ages 6 to 9

Learn how our furry animal and plant friends handle the cold winter weather as we play a game and read a few stories. Then we’ll create our own snowy worlds in mason jars using natural materials to take home to proudly display throughout the season. Class will include a nature walk if the weather allows.

Sensory Santa Morning

  • Sunday, December 2, 9-11am
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • Member: $8 per participant
  • Nonmember: $12 per participant
    • Accompanying adults FREE

An event tailored families with children with special needs, join us inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory for a morning with Santa. This event provides a more controlled and welcoming environment for a Santa Photo Experience. We will have festive booths with activities for the children. Santa will be in a designated spot for photos throughout the evening. No loud music. A light snack will be provided for registered participants. Registered guests that need handicap accessible parking should contact Bekah Wade for details at

Myriad Kitchen: Holiday Dessert

  • Friday, December 7, 6-7:30pm
  • Member $20; Nonmember $27
  • Pam Patty, RD/LD, Community Wellness Dietician for Integris Health; Oklahoma Master Gardener

Holidays in the kitchen are cherished memories. In this “make, take, and bake” workshop, the smell of Deep Dish Artisan Apple Pie will fill the room as you handcraft the crust from scratch, prepare the delicious filling, and assemble the pie. Take home to bake and enjoy when you want to eat it.

Winter Weather Wonderland

  • Saturday, December 8, 10-11am
  • Member $5; Nonmember $6
  • Olivia Tegeler, Children’s Garden Manager
  • Best for ages 7 to 11

Join us as we take a closer look at how blizzards and ice storms are formed by observing science experiments and visiting the Children’s Garden weather station, where we will find instruments that meteorologists use to predict these storms. We will finish the class by creating an icicle ornament and a snow gauge to take home as the start of your very own weather station!

Polar Express PJ and Pancake Party

  • Sunday, December 9, 9:30-11:30am
  • Park House Event Center
  • Member: $25; Nonmember: $30

Do you BELIEVE? Join us for a morning of holiday festivities in the Park House Event Center. Guests will be able to ice skate at the Devon Ice Rink, drink hot cocoa, eat pancakes and create Polar Express crafts! Our special guest, Santa, will also make an appearance to read The Polar Express to children in attendance. Each child will receive a bell from Santa’s Sleigh. Wear your PJs to get in the spirit.

Gingerbread House Workshop

  • Saturday, December 15, 10am-Noon
  • Member $35; Nonmember $40
  • All ages welcome. Children ages 8 and under will need chaperone help.

We’ll learn about the flavorful ginger root – where it comes from, how it grows – and then discuss the history of gingerbread. We’ll finish by decorating our fragrant masterpieces. All supplies provided including gingerbread structure, frosting, candies for decorating and a little help if needed.

Winter Break Natural Card Making

  • Tuesday, December 18, 10am-Noon
  • Member $12; Nonmember $13
  • Jeanne Parkhurst, local educator and teaching artist
  • Best for ages 6 to 11

Create festive greeting cards using inspiration and items from nature to give as gifts to family and friends this holiday season. Kids will get to use a variety of supplies from the art closet and the garden to craft handmade cards and stationary. Kids can be dropped off for the program – perfect for kids on Winter Break.

December Drop-Ins

  • December 19, 20 & 21, 10am-Noon
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 6 to 10

Kids will discover the beauty and fun nature has to offer even during the winter. Join us each day with story time every 30 minutes, holiday ornament or gift making and interactive education. Every day has a different theme and craft.

Winter Solstice Celebration

  • Friday, December 21, 7:30-10pm
  • Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
  • $5 per person for Crystal Bridge Entrance Fee
  • $8 to make a flower crown

Join us for the longest night of the year. Take advantage of extended hours in the Crystal Bridge for nighttime viewing of the décor inside as we stay open late past the regular closing time. Make a flower crown ($8 per crown), clove studded orange or a pine cone Christmas tree to take home for the evening or skate at the Devon Ice Rink open 11am-11pm.

Guided Walking Tour

  • Saturday, December 29, 10-11am
  • Last Saturday monthly
  • FREE
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs welcome.

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 spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.