BUG OUT! Lady Bug Release and Acari Safari 
THIS FRIDAY, 10am – 2pm
Crystal Bridge Conservatory, South Lobby and Garden Room
Members pay $3 per container of lady bugs
Nonmembers pay entry fee into the Crystal Bridge and $3 per container of lady bugs
All Ages Welcome

Help us release thousands of polka-dotted hungry helpers in our Conservatory so they can chow down on pests that are bugging our plants! Create a lady bug craft, check out the Insect Safari to see bugs up close and chat with Bob Sober, whose giant bug photos will be on exhibit in the South Lobby. Ladybugs will be available for release on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one container per person.

SONIC Summer Movies:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
Tonight! July 12, pre-fun including a wizard costume contest at 8pm
Film at 9pm

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

SONIC Summer Movies happens on the Great Lawn TONIGHT!  Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our line-up of food trucks. Kids can enjoy the Express Professionals' Imagination Playground on the Sheridan Lawn. 


July 19, Film starts at 9pm 
Moonrise Kingdom

The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.


July 26, Film starts at 9pm  
42-The Jackie Robinson Story


In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him. This film will offer subtitles. 


Dancing in the Gardens featuring Hip Hop!
Seasonal Plaza by Pitchfork in the Park
Friday, July 14, 7-10pm
FREE, All Ages Welcome

 Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. You all voted and chose Hip Hop for our July dancing event! Beginning at 7pm, instructors from 3Sixty Dance Studio will give a Hip Hop dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. At 8pm, our DJ, Brian Smith, will crank up the tunes to get the dancing started. Drink and food specials will be offered to highlight the night. It’s 90s night, so wear your favorite 90s attire to celebrate the evening!

Flashback to the 90s Hip Hop

Costume Contest at 8pm (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place)

Cash bar- Holloway Restaurant Group with $2 domestic beer, $5 import beer, $6 wine, and $9 cocktails


Six-Legged Science; a Bug Safari
Saturday, July 22, 10 – 11am
Water Plaza Room and Children’s Garden
Members $3; Nonmembers $5
Best for ages 5-9
Register by Tuesday, July 18

Join us for a morning of learning and investigation as we delve into the wide world of bugs. We’ll explore what really makes an insect an insect, then discuss their habits and where they make their homes. Finally, we’ll head outside to the Children’s Garden for a bug safari to observe and make sketches of what we find.

Saturday, July 22, 7pm
Great Lawn Concert: Dom Flemons
Sponsored by Ad Astra Foundation, ADG & Platt College
Great Lawn/Bandshell
FREE or $35 VIP tickets available here

VIP Tickets include a reserved seating area and a drink ticket from the bar.

Myriad Gardens is thrilled to present a very special concert event on the Great Lawn on July 22 featuring Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Dom Flemons. Carrying on the folk songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that appeal to a wide audience.

Local group, Steelwind, will open the evening with a performance at 7pm with Flemons taking the stage at 8:30pm.  

Before the concert, enjoy food, ice cream and handcrafted popsicles from  Pitchfork in the Park or several popular food trucks including  Phill Me Up CheesesteaksBlue Donkey TacosHealthy HippoMetro Minis and  Katie Bugs Shaved Ice. Beer and wine will be available onsite for purchase.

Saturday, July 22, 6-9pm

Painting in the Gardens: Southern Rockers or Banjo/Guitar

Great Lawn and Bandshell during Dom Flemons Concert

Members: $30 register by calling (405) 227-0230

Non-members: $35 online HERE

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art. You can choose between the Folk Fest Banjo-includes a banjo, guitar and mandolin or the Southern Rockers piece to be created on a 16×20 canvas. 

Monday & Tuesday, July 24 & 25, 8:30-10:30pm Tibetan Bowl Music played on speakers

July 24-25 see the Pyramid Tour

The Future Clear: Pyramid Tour

Great Lawn


The community is invited to come to the Gardens to welcome, embrace and celebrate the ideals of the Pyramid Tour on the Great Lawn. Participants are encouraged to leave their phone or other screens at home and just come together, under the evening sky, with a blanket or chair to on the Great Lawn grass while listening to soothing, calming vibrations of Tibetan Bowl Music played on speakers. This soothing music traditionally has a meditative and highly relaxing and centering quality. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 28, 7-9pm

Outdoor Dining Series—Summer Vegetarian Dinner 
from Chef Ryan Parrott
Meinders Terrace
Members $65; Nonmembers $75. Register here.
Must be 21 or older to attend
Wine included thanks to a generous donation from the Arnall Family Foundation

Join us on the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars. Chef Ryan Parrott from Picasso Café is whipping up a Summer Vegetarian Dinner. Limited seating is available; please register by Thursday, July 27. For the menu visit here.

Sponsored by
Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29
Get to Know Our Buffalo Grass
Friday, 12 – 12:30pm
Saturday 11am

We’ve just added a special stand of buffalo grass, a native Oklahoma grass that not only looks great, but is low maintenance to boot! This grass only needs mowing about once a season and grows deep roots so that once it’s established, it needs much less water than your average lawn. Join our horticulturists for a lunchtime talk on Friday or after our Gardens Walking Tour on Saturday to hear about this grass as well as some other prairie grass favorites.

Saturday, July 29, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
Last Saturday of Every Month
South Lobby and Garden Grounds
Walkups Welcome

Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in July we’ll discuss plants for water conservation. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.

Saturday, July 29, 10–11am
Create a Wildlife Friendly Backyard
Terrace Room and Children’s Garden
Members $6; Nonmembers $8
Best for ages 6 to 10
Register by Tuesday, July 25

Even in a small backyard, you can create a wonderful home to provide cover, food and water for wildlife like birds, butterflies, squirrels and more. Using the Children’s Garden Wildlife Habitat as our outdoor classroom, we’ll play games and explore to learn what creatures need in their habitat and how you can create a home for them in any size area. Kiddos will head home with an upcycled birdhouse, and parents. Parents, you’ll head home with information on how to certify your habitat through the National Wildlife Foundation.

Saturday, July 29, 1 – 3pm
Growing Cool Season Vegetables in Your Fall Garden
Terrace Room
Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
Members $10 ; Nonmembers $15
Register by Tuesday, July 25

Fall is one of the best times for an edible garden in Oklahoma but to have one, you actually need to start thinking about it in July so you can plant it in August. Join us to discover all the cool season greens, garlics and root vegetables you can grow and enjoy into the colder months. Each participant will learn tips for growing and harvesting in the fall and will start seeds for three fall crops.

Weekdays through August 11, 10am - Noon
Weekly Walkups
Children’s Garden Porch
Drop-in activities
$2 suggested donation per child

Come to the Children’s Garden all summer long for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Each weekday offers something new and fun. 

Join us for
  • Make-it Mondays
  • Tasty Tuesdays
  • Reading Wednesdays
  • “Think Green” Thursdays
  • Find-it Fridays 
Tuesdays, 5:45pm
Yoga in the Gardens
No late arrivals after 5:50pm
Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
Members: Suggested $5 donation per person
Nonmembers: $10
Must be at least 11 years old to participate

This is a great all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard, of  This Land Yoga , class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.

Sundays through August 27, 7pm
Arts Council of OKC's Sunday Twilight Concert 
Arts Council of OKC returns with the 2017 Sunday Twilight Concert Series that takes place at Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Stage and Bicentennial Park. The schedule has been released!  Download the schedule here. 

July 16,  Original Flow and the Fervent Route, and Adam & Jabee
July 23, On a Whim
July 30, The Lunar Laugh
August 6, Phil Smith and the Blend Project
August 13, Tequila Azul
August 20, Willow Way
August 27, Tap Band (FINAL NIGHT!)

Cool off at Pitchfork in the Gardens
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-2pm
Friday-Saturday, 11am-8pm
Sunday, Noon-8pm

Menus available here. 
Membership News

Planning on joining us for Bug Out! this Friday? Gardens members pay only $3 for ladybugs and the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory admission is FREE.

Join or renew online or in person at the Crystal Bridge through Friday and receive a coupon for a FREE handcrafted popsicle from Pitchfork in the Park

Memberships help us maintain this beautiful downtown Oklahoma City green space where something is always happening, from family movie nights on the Great Lawn to educational opportunities for all. And you will enjoy a variety of benefits such as members-only discounts on events and programs, and FREE admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and to Pumpkinville October 6-22.

Members Get to Bug Out for FREE!
Say "I Do" in the Gardens
Have your dream wedding in the Myriad Gardens! You have several options to choose from. Below are all the details you will need to know. Contact our team for available dates! Download the information packet here!

From Shawn and Tom:

"EVERYONE remarked on the venue, the food, the flowers, the staff…even my Mother said she “I wouldn’t change a thing.” Trust me, that’s high praise."

Contact: Chelsea Bright
Facility Operations & Event Rental Manager
(405) 445-7092
Shop Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens
Bold Seasoning Crate Copper Top - Pepper Creek Farms

Enjoy a crate full of our wonderful seasonings that will leave your mouth watering for more. Bold Steakhouse Seasoning, Rustico Italian Seasoning, and Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning add zing to everything. Your family and friends will be amazed at the wonderful flavors. 

MIO | Made in Oklahoma

Cost: $22.50

Scissortail Gifts is located in the south lobby of the Crystal Bridge. Members get 10% off.

July Horticulture Tips
Gardeners: It's not you. It's called "brown patch disease" of cool-season grasses and it can be a problem. 

Get the entire list of Horticulture Tips for July online here.

The Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners, 
leaders in providing major ongoing annual support:  

The Chickasaw Nation
Continental Resources
Devon Energy Corporation
Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings
Herman and LaDonna Meinders
Jean and David McLaughlin
Robert H. Meinders 
Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort
OGE Energy Corp.
The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust 
The City of Oklahoma City 
Avis Scaramucci