TONIGHT!
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run on the New Moon (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 29)
Meet at the Band Shell at The Devon Lawn
$5 per person to participate, get entered in a drawing to win prizes
Pay in advance here.
Fill out your liability waiver in advance here
GET THE BIKE ROUTE MAP HERE

Runners and cyclists, take your mark! Join other runners in a 5K, led by OK Runner, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Bring your bike and meet up for a leisurely one-hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specifically planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Use Spokies Bike Share. Ride OKC have their trailer onsite for people of all ages to rent bikes. Lights and helmet are required to participate.

Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will be onsite one hour prior to the ride for quick bike maintenance and learn how to bike lessons near the Sheridan Bus Loop.

OK Runner, Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will lead the ride and run safety workshops 15 minutes prior to the event start time.
Winnie-The-Pooh Festival FINAL DAYS!
Children's Garden Festival
Open through Sunday, June 17, 10am-5pm daily
FREE for Members/ages 2 and under
Join or renew online here
$6 per person non-member
$6 per bear for Build-A-Bear Craft 

Journey into the land of Pooh, Piglet and Tigger too as the Children’s Garden is transformed into Christopher Robin’s Hundred Acre Wood. Crafts, activities and imaginative displays will capture the essence of one of America’s most beloved children’s stories. 

An Evening in the Hundred Acre Wood
Saturday, June 16, 6:30-8pm
Children’s Garden
Best for ages 2 to 7
Member $10. Nonmember $13

Come to Winnie the Pooh after hours to explore the Children’s Garden as the sun sets in the background. There will be games, activities and treats provided by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shops Edmond. Our friends Pooh and Tigger will be onsite for photos. All guests will be encouraged to dress as their favorite character to get in the spirit. Throughout the evening we will be playing The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh short stories on the Children’s Garden porch for everyone to enjoy. Guests will also be able to use the Thunder Fountain after regular festival hours.

Volunteers needed for this night:
Don't have kiddos to bring? You can still have fun in the Hundred Acre Wood by volunteering with us! To register visit here
Winnie-the-Pooh Classes
Rabbit’s Vegetable Garden
Saturday, June 16, 2-3:30PM
Green Tents near Build-A-Bear
Member $4; Nonmember $5
*Includes admission to the Winnie the Pooh Fest

It’ll be a hopping good time as kids learn about all the veggies Rabbit grows in his garden. Participants will play games and read books, learning about the veggies in Rabbit’s garden and how they grow. Each child will get to create a garden craft to take home.
Rabbit’s Flower Garden Pop Ins with Children’s Garden Manager Abby Curry
Green Tents near Build-A-Bear, 1-2pm
Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16
$5 to participate
Best for ages 5-9

Join us for an afternoon of garden fun and help Rabbit plant his flower pots! Children will be able to decorate a pot and plant it with a flower of their own to take home.
This Week in the Gardens
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Directed by Lance Marsh
June 14, 15, 16, & 21, 22, 23, 8pm
For ticket information on cost and purchase visit here.

In Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications – confusion, jealousy, and passion. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. In Shakespeare’s family-friendly comedy, anything is possible when young lovers – human and fairy royalty – and an amateur theater troupe reel through romance and spell craft in a moonlit Athenian forest.

Become a Gardens member and receive tickets! Read the fine details here for instructions.
SUNDAY
Father's Day in the Gardens

Dads get FREE admission per paid family member and to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory (open 11am-5pm) AND to the Winnie-the-Pooh Festival (open 10am-5pm).
SUNDAY
Art's Council of OKC's Sunday Twilight Concert Series
Presented by The Chickasaw Nation
Sundays through August 26, 7:30-9pm
The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
This week's band: Spaghetti Eddie

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's 2018 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by The Chickasaw Nation continues through August 26. Bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! To get the entire schedule visit the Arts Council of Oklahoma City's website. Next week's band: Sunday, June 24 - Equilibrium.
TUESDAY
Little Saplings Series
June 19, 10–11am (every other Tuesday)
Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
Member $3; Nonmember $4
Best for ages 2-5

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. Experience activities such as making mud pies, watching caterpillars grow, making bird seed ornaments, or potting up seeds. Every Little Saplings event will include a sensory bin, a song, and a game.
TUESDAY
Yoga in the Gardens
Giveaway sponsor Athleta
Instructed by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga
Tuesdays, 5:45pm
Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
Outdoors or Terrace Room
Members $5; Nonmembers $10
Meet in the South Lobby to check-in and receive your wrist band
Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.
Summertime in the Gardens
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 9PM
SONIC Summer Movies RETURN!
Wednesdays at 9pm

Presented by SONIC, America’s Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC, these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a sandwich or ice cream from Pitchfork in the Park. Blankets on one side, chairs on the other. Visit back to our website or social media each week for a list of activities of the week!
Despicable Me 3
Wednesday, June 20, 9pm
Sugar Free Allstars perform 8-8:30pm

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. (2017)

Pull up the menu of food trucks for this night here



Upcoming movies:

  • June 27, Little Giants
  • NO MOVIE on 4th of JULY
  • July 11, Paddington 2
  • July 18, Space Jam
  • July 25, Muppet Movie
  • August 1, Oklahoma! Sing-a-Long (1955), presented by SONIC, sponsored by the Oklahoma History Center
Summer Solstice Celebration
Sponsored by Athleta
In-kind sponsor McAlister's Deli  
Thursday, June 21, 7:30-10pm
Great Lawn and Band Shell
The event is FREE
$8 to create a flower crown; $3/$4 lavender cookies; $4 pint of blackberries
Advanced registration here
REGISTER HERE for Infused Waters Workshop with Lori Coats
In-kind sponsor McAlister's Deli 

Celebrate the longest day of the year and onset of summer in the Gardens. Choose from a variety of activities including:


Education Programs
Kid’s Pollinator Celebration
Thursday, June 21, 1-2pm
2nd Floor Conference Room
Member $4; Nonmember $6
Best for ages 5 to 9
Register by Friday, June 15

Aside from butterflies and bees, which are wonderful pollinators, there are many other unsung pollinating heroes. Come get in on the discussion about a few other amazing pollinators: beetles, bats, ants, moths, and even lemurs. Kids will go on a hunt for them in our children’s garden, create a craft, and play a fun game as they discover what each of them pollinates and how important they are in our world.
Garden Maintenance 1
Saturday, June 23, 1:30-3:30pm
Commonwealth Urban Farms
Member $14; Nonmember $18
Elia Woods, Gardener and Co-founder of Commonwealth Urban Farms
Register by Tuesday, June 19

Elia Woods of Commonwealth Urban Farms will offer a behind-the-scenes visit to her urban farm and address some of the most essential tasks in maintaining a healthy edible garden: watering and fertilizing. You’ll learn how she irrigates her garden and some simple irrigation techniques such as timers, drip irrigation and implementing your own irrigation system. Elia will also cover fertilizer types, organic options and demonstrate how to apply them. Aspiring and established gardeners will relish this opportunity to visit a fascinating garden and to learn new techniques from a true urban farmer.
Family Workshop: Mini Pollinator Gardens
Saturday, June 23, 2-3PM
Outdoor Grounds or 2nd Floor Conference Room, Depending on Weather
Member $10; Nonmember $12
Dr. Ann Fleener, Landscape Designer
Best for ages 6 to 10
Register by Monday, June 18

Dr. Ann will teach attendees all about common pollinators and their favorite plants. The group will play a silly pollinator game while learning how pollination works. Then each child will pot up two pollinator-approved plants to take home and care for.
Sprouting Chefs: Pies
Friday, June 29, 10am-Noon
Park House Events Center
Member $15; Nonmember $18
Best for ages 8 to 12
Register by Monday, June 25

Pies have a mystique of being one of the most difficult desserts to create, but that’s a myth ready to be busted by your aspiring young baker. This Sprouting Chefs class will focus on teaching just how easy pie making can be. Kids will learn the basics of pie making, including crusts and fillings. The group will create and bake savory and sweet pies to enjoy for lunch.
Myriad Kitchen: Pies
Saturday, June 30, 10am-Noon
Park House Events Center
Member $18; Nonmember $25
Instructor: Jenny Dunham, Local Chef
Register by Tuesday, June 26

Few things compare to a homemade pie. Getting the crust right and filling just so can take lots of practice. Expert baker Jenny Dunham will fill you in on the basic ingredients needed for a flaky, delicious crust. She’ll talk types of fillings, from custard to fruit and chocolate and will share her favorite crust and filling recipes. Bring your own 9” pie crust because Jenny will walk you through making your own delectable strawberry pie, from crust to filling.
Sunflower Seed Sowing for Kids
Saturday, June 30, 10am-Noon
2nd Floor Conference Room
Member $6; Nonmember $8
Instructor: Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
Best for ages 3 to 8
Register by Tuesday, June 26

Sunflowers brighten any room and you can learn how easy it can be to sow sunflower seeds and grow your own stately sunflowers. You’ll also get to enjoy the sunflower seeds from your blossoms. Lori Coats will teach about the sunflower plant, where the seeds come from and how to care for the plant. Each child will get to pot up some sunflower seed to take home and grow.
International Mud Day
Sponsored by Okie Kids Playground
Friday, June 29, 10am & 4pm
The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
10am-12pm: Best for ages 0 to 6 REGISTER HERE
4-6pm: Best for ages 7 to 13 REGISTER HERE
Register by Thursday, June 28
Member: $5; Nonmember $10
Adults accompanying children are FREE

Unleash your inner child or your actual child and rediscover the beauty of mud at International Mud Day at the Gardens. Sink your hands into the stuff and you’ll instantly feel happier, healthier and even smarter. Create clay critters to take home with House of Clay and, if the spirit moves you, take a mud bath in the dirty, yet delightful mess. Kids will get goggles thanks to our presenting sponsor Tinker Federal Credit Union to protect their eyes and a clean-up station will be available to wash up.
Water Features
Both water features are open. The splash pad on Seasonal Plaza by Pitchfork in the Park is open Monday-Sunday, 10am-8pm. Get Pitchfork in the Park's menu here.

The Thunder Fountain falls under the Winnie-the-Pooh Festival event is FREE for members and $6 nonmembers. It will be open to the public June 20.

Here are the rules:
  • All children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • All diaper-aged children must use swim diapers
  • Children should wear water shoes or feet protection
  • No glass containers or alcoholic beverages
  • No food or drinks on splash pad
  • No running in the water
  • Do not use water toys in the fountain area
  • Water features will close if threatening weather approaches.
The Perks of Membership
Thanks to our partnership with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, each Gardens membership entitles the bearer of the main membership card to receive entry for two at to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (May 31-June 23) and Richard III (September 13-28). Present your Myriad Gardens membership card at the gate and the primary member plus one guest will receive entry. Seating is first come first served. 

Become a Gardens’ member by visiting here or by calling our membership office at (405) 445-7087.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Gardens
We need volunteers for our many upcoming summer events. The primary dates/times are:

Winnie the Pooh
Sunday, June 17
9:15am - 12:15pm - 7 volunteers
Noon - 2:45pm - 10 volunteers
2:30 - 5:15pm - 12 volunteers

Summer Solstice
Thursday, June 21
7-10pm - 12 volunteers

International Mud Day
Friday, June 29
8:30am- 12:30pm - 30 volunteers
3- 7:30pm - 30 volunteers


Updates
Pitchfork in the Park's Summer is here!
Pitchfork in the Park is a Made in Oklahoma outdoors cafe in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City on the east side of the Gardens.

Hours extended for summer months:
  • Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-2pm
  • Friday, 11am-7pm
  • Saturday, 11am-8pm
  • Sunday, 12-7pm
  • Closed Monday

Follow their social media in case of weather closures. Twitter ; Instagram and Facebook.

Get their menus:

A Space for Spring and Summer Birthday Babes!
The Children’s Garden Pavilion sits in a serene area of the Children’s Garden just a hop and a skip away from the playground and Thunder Fountain. A perfect place for private birthday parties, the Children’s Garden Pavilion is equipped to entertain kiddos of all ages.

Call (405) 200-1547 or email rentals@myriadgardens.org to secure your reservation for your birthday boy or girl!

Download the birthday rentals flier here.
Thank you!
The Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners, 
leaders in providing major ongoing annual support: 

BancFirst
The Chickasaw Nation
Continental Resources
Devon Energy Corporation
Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings
LaDonna and Herman 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