Wednesday, September 6, 8pm Run/8:30pm Bike Ride
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run
Presented by Stephenson Cancer Center
$5 per person
Meet at the Plaza by Pitchfork in the Park

Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma , through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Those who pay $5 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness.

Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one-hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles . Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokies! Lights and helmets are required. Those who pay $5 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Schlegel Bicycles AND everyone who donates will receive a $20 gift coupon!

It’s back to school night. Wear your school colors and be entered into a raffle drawing for a prize!

Final dates: Thursday, October 5, Run-7pm, Ride-7:30pm
November 6, Run-5:30pm; Ride, 6pm. 

Sunday, September 10
Sunday, September 10, 3-5pm
Celebration of the Animals
Sponsored by Midtown Vets
Blessing happens at 3:30pm
Great Lawn and Bandshell

Celebrate your animals with an ecumenical ceremony to bless your pets at the Gardens. Extreme Animals will show off some of their rare wildlife in a petting area, local clergy will be onsite to bless your animals, the OKC Animal Shelter will have an adoption booth and we will even have a remembrance tree where you can celebrate your pets of the past. A $2 suggested donation is requested for the remembrance tree. Enjoy food from our line of food trucks or grab a bite from Pitchfork in the Park.
Sunday, September 10, 3-5pm
Painting in the Gardens
with Wine & Palette:
Celebrate the Animals
Great Lawn and Bandshell
Members $20/Nonmembers $25
Members register by calling (405) 227-0230
Nonmembers online here

Wine and Palette is back in the Gardens celebrating the love of animals. Paint a “Safari Sunset.” Kids can add their favorites to their safari adventure painting! 11x14 canvas
Sunday, September 10
Cat Video Festival 
Presented by
Sponsored by Midtown Vets
Sunday, September 10, 6:30pm
Great Lawn and Bandshell
Pre-Show Fun starts at 6:30pm
Movie Screening at 8pm

Film starts at 8pm but put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks, live music with Jenkins Valley at 6:30pm, drinks and more. Food vendors to be announced.
Sunday, September 10, 6-8pm
Painting in the Gardens with
Wine and Palette: Pop-In Cat Painting
Great Lawn and Bandshell
4” x 4” canvas boards $5
5” x 5” canvas boards $10

Wine and Palette will set up on the Great Lawn and bandshell before the Cat Video Fest. Participants can choose between 4"×4" canvas boards $5 & 5"×7" canvas boards $10 featuring cats.
September 11, 6-7pm
barre3 Workout in the Gardens
Great Lawn and Bandshell
Bring yoga mat and water
Suggested $5 donation to participate

Barre3 returns to the Gardens for another season of community outdoor fitness. A $5 suggested donation will be requested to continue our growth of the Myriad Gardens. The FINAL date is October 2 at 6pm.

Friday, September 15, 7pm
Outdoor Dining Series—Farm to Table Dinner
from Chefs Kamala Gamble and
Barbara Mock
Sponsored by
Meinders Terrace
Members $65; Nonmembers $75
Must be 17+
Wine included thanks to a generous donation from the Arnall Family Foundation

Join us at the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock from Kam’s Kookery are bringing fresh ingredients from Guilford Gardens straight to your dinner table. Limited seating is available; please register by Thursday, September 14.
Saturday, September 16, 9am–3pm
Bent Willow Furniture Class for Absolute Beginners
Pavilion or Terrace Room, depending on weather
Bim Willow, Master Furniture Builder
Register by Tuesday, September 12

You’ll never look at a stick the same way again. Learn to turn branches into family heirlooms. Join Master Furniture Builder Bim Willow as he teaches you to mold and bend fresh willow into beautiful, long lasting furniture. Come with a hammer and pruning shears and leave with a finished project using the techniques of this historical American craft. Visit here for project options.
Saturday, September 16, 10am – Noon
Bread Baking for Kids
Members $12/ Nonmembers $15
Best for ages 7 and up
Supplies generously donated by Whole Foods Market
Register by Tuesday, September 12

This wonderful hands-on class is just what you knead to create delicious bread to enjoy. Kids will also learn how to incorporate fresh herbs into bread. Come learn helpful tips and be guided through each step in creating your own bread dough. Kids will take home dough for three loaves, enough to bake and share with friends and family.
Saturday, September 23, 1:30–3pm
Edible Flower Arranging
Hilary Clark and KJ Kane,
Local Floral Designers
Edible supplies generously donated by Whole Foods Market
Members $15/Nonmembers $20
Ages 6 & up welcome, families encouraged
Register by Tuesday, September 19

In this interactive class, we’ll guide kids and families through the fun and easy steps of making an arrangement to be proud of. We’ll start with a hunt through our Gardens to pick a few flowers to use in our arrangements along with some beautiful (and yummy!) fruits and vegetables. Families are welcome to work on an arrangement together.
Sunday, September 17, 10:30am-2pm
Paddle Boarding
East Lower Lake
Members $8; Nonmembers $10
Pay upon arrival

With help from our friends at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, come paddle boarding at East Lower Lake at the Gardens. $8 per member and $10 per non-member for a 15-minute session. Come and go event until 2pm.
Every Wednesday, 10am
Reading Wednesdays
Crystal Bridge South Lobby
Best for ages 2-5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children will also enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789. 
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10–11:30am
Backyard Chicken Workshop
Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
Members $12; Nonmembers $15
Register by Tuesday, September 19

“Grow” your own fresh eggs. Join Lori Coats, chicken expert and gardener, as she discusses the ins and outs of raising chickens. Lori will go over the challenges and benefits of life with chickens, offer tips for raising them from eggs to hens and bring one along for a close-up experience.
Thursday, October 12, 7:30am – 7:30pm
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Pioneer Woman Mercantile Field Trip
Meet at Myriad Botanical Gardens Circle Drive at 7:15am
Members $60; Nonmembers $75; Optional $12 box lunch
Includes bus transportation
Register by Thursday, October 5

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, in Osage County, Oklahoma is a true gemstone in our state. With 2,500 bison on the preserve, wildflowers and native grasses galore, it is a sight to behold. The Prairie has extended a special invitation to us for a visit and behind the scenes tour of how things work. We’ll spend most of our day at the prairie visiting the beautiful trails, bison corrals and research center. Then we’ll wrap up our day with a stop off at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile for snacks and a chance to shop. 
Public Events in the Gardens
September 14-16, 21-23, & 28-30, 8pm
Hamlet presented by
Water Stage
Tickets are $25 general
Gardens members get 2 free tickets

An unrequited ghost, an indecisive prince, a kingdom in chaos: something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Shakespeare’s dark tale of power, murder and vengeance is regarded by many as the most influential work ever written for the stage. This richly complex tragedy unfolds as the young prince of Denmark swears to avenge the untimely death of his beloved father and pulls his country into a maelstrom of madness and murder.
Sunday, September 17, 11am-5pm
Great Lawn and Band Shell

It’s nearly time to wop, bop, boom and boogie again at the fifth annual Wiggle Out Loud – OKC’s FREE, active-family outdoor music festival presented by The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and benefiting The Children’s Hospital Volunteers. The festival returns this year from 11am to 5pm Sept. 17 at on the Great Lawn. Featured bands this year include folk songstress Sarah Lee Guthrie and EMMY and Latin Grammy nominee Lucky Diaz. Festival favorites back again this year include “kindie” superstars, Sugar Free Allstars, as well as Lucas Ross, ALEGRIA REAL and Adam & Kizzie.
Cool off at Pitchfork in the Gardens
Now serving HAMBURGERS!
"The beef for our Bar-D hamburger and chili comes exclusively from from our family farm in northern Oklahoma. A family tradition since 1893. Try one today!"

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-2pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-8pm
Sunday, Noon-8pm; CLOSED MONDAYS 
Closed during inclement weather. Check with social media pages for updates.

Pumpkinville in the Works
Pumpkinville is October 6-22, 2017 this year.
Here is some quick information with important dates:

Children's Garden closing September 27
Children’s Garden is closing September 27 through October 5 for Pumpkinville setup. The Children’s Garden reopens October 6-22 for Pumpkinville with admission, FREE for members! 

Creative classrooms, artists and community groups needed! 
Help us decorate Pumpkinville by creating a whimsical scarecrow for our event. Apply now– find the application here. 

Volunteer Opportunities for Pumpkinville
The Myriad Gardens is currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 Pumpkinville Festival. Volunteers can assist with event setup, event shifts, Sensory Night, Halloween Party, Spooky Pooch Parade and more. To sign up visit:
Please Consider ... 
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of our visitors and friends to maintain the Gardens and to fund the 400+ events held here every year like the Dancing in the Gardens featuring Disco (pictured above). We welcome gifts of all sizes.

Thanks to Dancing in the Gardens' sponsor ADG
See more photos of Disco Night here.

Rentals, Scissortail Gifts, Gardening Tips
Booking Birthday Parties for Pumpkinville After Hours
Let the Gardens help you plan the perfect birthday party for your child. In our Children’s Garden sits a private pavilion perfect for hosting a fun and unique birthday party for children of all ages. 

Pumpkinville is October 6-22. Enjoy a fall birthday party among thousands of pumpkins after hours 6-8pm.

Contact: Grace Marcum,  Event Rental Coordinator
(405) 200-1547 or
Shop Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens
Girl on Fire Necklace

This "Hunger Games" inspired necklace features all your favorites from the books, in one cool piece! Katniss' arrow, the Mockingjay, Peeta's pearl from the beach and a fire opal swarovski crystal to symbolize " The Girl On Fire ". All hang on an 18" antiqued nickel chain and close with a lobster clasp. 

Cost: $26.00

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

September Horticulture Tips
Plant cool-season annuals like pansies, ornamental cabbage or kale, snapdragons and dusty miller when temperatures begin to cool.

Get the entire list of Horticulture Tips for September 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