Capture one of Oklahoma’s most sought-after audiences by sponsoring one of the many events at Myriad Botanical Gardens. We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to enable your company to build brand loyalty and visibility while helping to further the mission of the Gardens.

Many of our public events draw thousands of attendees such as the Children’s Garden Festival, Pumpkinville, Easter Egg Hunts, SONIC Summer Movies and Illuminations.

In addition, Orchids in October, Splendor in the Gardens and Art of Flowers are fundraising events that attract hundreds of patrons each year. 

Sponsorship of these events will give your company community recognition while supporting a treasured Oklahoma City resource.  Our team will work closely with you to create an integrated sponsorship package aligned with the mission of the Gardens while providing you with promotional, marketing and public relations objectives and benefits according to sponsorship level.

For information or to schedule an in-person meeting, please contact the Development Office at the Gardens.

Shannon Davis
Director of Development
(405) 445-6263
sdavis@myriadgardens.org

Sarah Carson
Development Operations Coordinator
(405) 445-7088
scarson@myriadgardens.org

 

Popular Events 

Children’s Garden Festival

June 2020
AUDIENCE: 10,000++
Pavilion & Children’s Garden

Every spring the Children’s Garden is adapted based on themes from a beloved children’s book. We have created Wilbur’s barnyard from Charlotte’s Web, the hang out of Mowgli and Baloo of The Jungle Book, and the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends. In 2019 “wild things” invaded our garden when we recreated the fantastical world of Max in Where the Wild Things Are. Help hire the artists who work with us to transform our Children’s Garden with one-of-a-kind creations for this wonderful summer literary event.

  • Presenting Sponsor – $10,000
  • Children’s Arts & Crafts Sponsor – $5,000
  • Special Display Sponsor – $2,500
  • Book Title Sponsor – $1,000
  • Weekend Performance Sponsor – $500 

Pumpkinville presented by OG&E

October 2020
AUDIENCE: 30,000+
Children’s Garden

Pumpkinville has become an anticipated attraction that celebrates pumpkins, mums and so much more of everything beloved about fall. Throughout three weeks in October, more than 30,000 visitors explore a mini-village made out of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks, and mums. There are lots of hand-crafted games, activities, entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel, and special treats. As part of the fun we host a Halloween Party, and a Spooky Pooch Parade for our four-legged family members.

Presenting Sponsor:  OGE Energy Corp.

Special Sponsor – Express International

  • Children’s Arts & Crafts Pavilion  – $5000
  • Special Display – $3000
  • Halloween Party – $1500
  • Spooky Pooch Parade – $1000

ILLUMINATIONS: Starry Starry Night presented by OGE Energy Corp.

November 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020
AUDIENCE:  50,000+

Our immersive light installation celebrating the holidays returns to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. 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.

  • Winter Wonderland Sponsor – $20,000
  • Deck the Halls Sponsor – $10,000
  • ‘Tis the Season Sponsor – $5000
  • Let it Snow Sponsor – $2500

 

Signature Events

Sponsorship of luncheons and galas support Myriad Botanical Gardens and include tickets, preferred seating, program recognition and onsite signage.

Orchids in October  

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
AUDIENCE: 300

Each year Myriad Gardens Foundation Community Board of Directors chooses a recipient for the James R. Tolbert III Crystal Orchid Award to honor at its annual Orchids in October luncheon. This award recognizes an individual who has significantly impacted the beauty and success of the Gardens. Proceeds from this fundraising event support needs in the Gardens, from new plantings to ongoing beautification. Sponsorship benefits include a dressed orchid from Calvert’s Plant Interiors. 

Past recipients include J. Larry Nichols, James A. Pickel, James R. Tolbert III, Avis Scaramucci, Linda Horn, Robert Meinders, Governor Bill Anoatubby and Carl Shortt Jr.

Splendor in the Gardens 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
AUDIENCE:  400

Limited to 400 guests, this biennial, evening event begins with a champagne reception at Park House Event Center. Guests then stroll through the Gardens to the Devon Lawn where dinner prepared by a variety of Oklahoma City’s top chefs is served continental-style on farm tables spanning the lawn. As the sun sets, twinkle lights come on, complemented by the city skyline, for a magical evening of food, wine and entertainment.

This event serves to raise funds that help support the gardens and grounds, Crystal Bridge Conservatory, educational and special event programming at the Gardens. In addition, proceeds go towards a matching endowment grant for spring bulb displays.

Sponsorships are available starting at $500.

The Art of Flowers

Returns in 2021
AUDIENCE: 250
Park House Events Center

This elegant, biennial event features a seasonal lunch along with a lesson in the fine art of floral arranging. We invite a noted designer to demonstrate how to create artful arrangements for everyday use, as well as for special occasions. Past guest speakers have included an English-trained designer and another specializing in foraged flora.

Sponsorships begin at $500 and include custom made floral arrangements by the visiting speaker.

 

Programs

Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Meinders Foundation and Devon Energy Corp.

March 2020
AUDIENCE: 250
Devon Energy Auditorium

An educational and horticultural tradition in Oklahoma City for more than a decade, Oklahoma Gardening School brings hundreds of gardeners of all levels together to learn from local, regional and national experts. Topics are timely and applicable to growing plants in Oklahoma. Presenters are noted authors and horticulturalists. Sponsors receive tickets, reserved parking, lunch, recognition in all printed materials and the opportunity for vendor space the day of the event.

  • Valedictorian, Keynote Speaker Sponsor – $2500
  • Salutatorian – $1000
  • Teacher’s Pet – $500