Pumpkinville presented by OGE Energy Corp
- October 11-27, 10am-5pm daily
- Children’s Garden, Mo’s Carousel, Pavilion Lawn
- FREE for members, $8 per person. 2 & under FREE
One of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City – Pumpkinville – is scheduled for October 11-27, 2019 at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Presented by OGE Energy Corp., the popular Children’s Garden will be transformed into a vintage fall carnival pumpkin fest featuring thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of gourds, a variety of fall foliage and tons of fun activities. The cost to attend is FREE for members and $8 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Price includes admission to Pumpkinville and Mo’s Carousel.
Sponsored by Express Employment International with additional sponsorship is provided by E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation; Delta Dental of Oklahoma; Tapstone Energy, Goldfish Swim School, Midtown Vets and Enable Midstream.
On-going during October 11-27
- Daily, 10:30-11am
- Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm
- Pumpkinville Express Train, $2 per rider
- Mondays, October 14 & 21, 1-2pm
- Tasty Tuesdays, 1-2pm
- Wednesday Wonders, 1-2pm
- Theater Thursdays, 1-2pm
- Daily, 10:30-11am
- Every Wednesday, 10am
- South Lobby Visitor Center
- FREE, Best for ages 2 to 5
Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. 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.
- Fall Session – Every Other Tuesday, 10am
- October 22, November 5 and 9, December 3
- Children’s Garden Porch
- M $3; NM $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. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.
Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
Presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
- Tuesdays 5:45 p.m. and Saturdays 9 am
- Beginning in November, Saturdays 8 am
- Instructors fron This Land Yoga
- Recommended for ages 16 & up
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.
- Thursdays 5:45 p.m. at Together Square
- Through November 21, 2019
- Instructors provided by Koda CrossFit
- Recommended for ages 16 & up
Together Square is the perfect spot to discover the benefits of the incredible Koda CrossFit workout. By performing a wide variety of movements in a range of intensities, CrossFit practitioners develop broad functional fitness that translates into increased performance in tasks, from elite sports to military service to simply being able to lift heavy objects safely around the house. CrossFit can benefit people of all ages and fitness levels because the program targets each individual athlete’s current ability level.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run
Sponsored by Stephenson Cancer Center and AT&T Fiber
- October 14, Run leaves at 7pm/Ride leaves at 7:30pm
- Suggested donation $5 per person
Bring your bike and meet up at the Band Shell stage on the Devon Lawn for a leisurely hour’s ride through Downtown. The Full Moon Bike Ride and Run is a casual monthly event where friends and families can enjoy a leisure one-hour bike ride or 5K run, through downtown OKC as the sun sets.
Thought Leader Series with Benjamin Vogt, Ph.D: Reprairie Suburbia:
Creating a Drought Tolerant & Low Maintenance Pollinator Garden
- Saturday, October 26, 1pm
- Park House Event Center
- FREE admission thanks to SqueezeEveryDrop.com
- Benjamin Vogt, Ph.D., prolific author, and speaker
- FREE, REGISTRATION NEEDED DUE TO LIMITED SPACE
Learn how to find the right native plants for your landscape, strategies to design a space that is functional as well as beautiful year-round, and a season-by-season guide on management to keep pollinators and neighbors happy. We will cover a plethora of resources and specific plants, construct a sample plan, and explore successful examples of urban lawn-to-prairie conversions that avoid city weed control. Pre-registration encouraged, but not required at myriadgardens.org. In addition, local landscape architect, Connie Scothorn will be on-hand signing copies of her new book, Oklahoma Plants: A Guide to Designing Landscapes to Attract Birds & Butterflies.
Spooky Pooch Parade
- Sponsored by Midtown Vets
- October 26, 3-4pm
- Devon Lawn & Bandshell
- Per dog: M $5; NM $10
Grab your costume and bring your dog to the Spooky Pooch Parade on the Devon Lawn. Enjoy spooky music by our DJ Brian Smith with muttradio.com, a performance by OKC Disc Dogs, and our parade of pooches. Special guest judges, Cruella de Ville and Captain Hook will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches. Bring the family and participate!
Guided Walking Tour
- Last Saturday of Every Month, 10-11am
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.