The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at 301 West Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. It is directly west of the former Cox Center building; southeast to the Chesapeake Energy Arena; and south of the Devon Tower. West of Bricktown.
- The Devon Lawn and Band Shell: The Devon Lawn is a community venue for large group entertainment as the Band Shell provides an artistic focal point. This 28,000 sq. ft. lawn is used for concerts, outdoor movies, and other special performances.
- Sheridan Lawn and Wave Fountain: This smaller lawn area allows for more intimate gatherings and is near the Wave Fountain, where waves of water cascade down a series of granite tiles creating a symphony of sight and sound.
- Meinders Terrace: Wander among Oklahoma native plants on a curving stone path lined with bald cypress trees, grasses, and flowers. The path leads to an intimate terrace area enclosed by stone walls and shaded by trees with 360-degree views of the grounds and lake.
- Seasonal Plaza: This is a focal point for year-round outdoor activities. Fountains delight observers on the plaza filled with large potted trees and flowers during warmer months, and in winter, it is the home of the Devon Ice Rink.
- Park House Event Center: This pavilion-style building offers 360-degree views of the Gardens. It is available for rentals for wedding receptions, corporate events and more.
- Dog Release Area: Four-legged friends will love the off-leash dog release area. With a tree, hills, and pup-sized drinking fountains, it is the perfect place for an urban canine to run, romp, and play.
- Visitors Information Center: Purchase tickets to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Gardens’ staff is ready to answer any questions you have about the Gardens.
- Water Stage and Plaza Area: The Water Stage plays host to weddings, concerts, plays, and other special events throughout the year.
- Thunder Fountain: Inspired by Oklahoma thunderstorms, this child-friendly fountain will entertain all ages with a playful symphony of sound, light, and water. A gentle mist begins the cycle before heavier rain pours from above. Open May through September.
- The Children’s Garden: This garden delights the senses with its combination of free-form adventure, biology pond, and raised garden beds. A hedge maze, story porch, plus multiple climbing and adaptive playground equipment and structures provide plenty of room for active adventurers.
- Lake and Stair Fountain: Multiple botanical displays cascade down the slopes surrounding the lake, while fountains, stairways and accessible paths around the perimeter allow access and offer enjoyment at the water’s edge.
- Mo’s Carousel: Take a whirl on Mo’s Carousel. Choose from 18 figures and a chariot to ride. Cost is $3 per person. Opens seasonally. Visit myriadgardens.org.
- Tanenbaum Reflection Garden:
Art Around the Gardens
A. “Gateway” Sculpture: Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment. You can find this sculpture in the northwest corner of the Gardens.
B. “Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.
C. “Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to story time in the Children’s Garden.
D. “Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.