GO GREEN! St. Patrick's Day in the Gardens
This Friday, 10am-2pm
May the luck of the Irish be with you as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday. The fun begins with a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Create festive crafts, learn about Irish heritage. Find out where our silly leprechaun hid the Garden’s pot of gold, listen to fun fiddling tunes, and don’t forget to wear green! Enjoy food from Wicked Hangry, Phill Me Up and Bacon N Cakin food trucks.

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Want to volunteer for St. Patrick's Day? Sign-up here.

Adventure Week Concludes
Final Day: Thursday, 10am-2pm
This has been a fantastic Spring Break week in the Gardens. Thanks for joining us and thanks to Express Employment Professionals for being our sponsor! We conclude Adventure Week with Theatrical Thursday from 10am-2pm. Workshops include Face Painting, Improv, and juggling. Participate in the Crystal Bridge Scavenger Hunt. Food trucks include  Chef Ray’s Street Eats and  Wicked Hangry

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Kaleidoscope of Colors Exhibit
March 10 - April 14
Myriad Gardens presents Kaleidoscope of Colors exhibit, a unique perspective on the colors of spring in its new orchid and spring flower show. Hundreds of orchids, spring flowers, and colorful tropicals in a rainbow of colors will be on display in exciting exhibits inside the Crystal Bridge and arrangements that will dazzle the eye. Outside of the conservatory, see thousands more tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs in our biggest celebration of spring ever! The show will be on display March 10 through April 14, concluding with a plant and orchid sale on Saturday, April 15.

CloudScapes, Works of Art by Marc Barker on Exhibit, South Lobby
Through May 14
Sixteen oil on canvas works of art by Oklahoma artist Marc Barker on display at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Crystal Bridge, South Lobby.

Join us for an Artist’s Reception Thursday, March 23, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Proceeds from works of art sales benefit the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Become a member of the Gardens. Enjoy the Benefits
Included with your Myriad Gardens' membership is a one-year subscription to your choice of  Better Homes and Gardens® or  Martha Stewart Living magazines. It's our way of thanking our members! 

SAVE on Oklahoma Gardening School! 

March Classes
Painting in the Gardens with Wine & Palette: Kaleidoscope of Flowers
Saturday, March 18, 11am-1pm
South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
All ages
Members $20; register by calling (405) 227-0230
Nonmembers $25 

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art. On this day we’ll paint “Kaleidoscope of Flowers” on a 11” x 14” canvas.

Tree ID 101: Walk and Talk
Friday, March 24, Noon – 1pm
South Lobby and Garden Grounds
Jerí Irby, Forester and Educator with Oklahoma Forestry Services
FREE ($5 Suggested Donation)
Register by Monday, March 20

Learn about fantastic new trees to add to your plant palate in this fun and informative walk. Jerí will introduce you to plant identification techniques and show you some tricks for identifying the trees we discuss.
Attracting a Kaleidoscope of Pollinators to Your Yard
Saturday, March 25, 11am – Noon
Water Plaza Room
Abby Curry, Children’s Garden Manager
Members $3; Nonmembers $5
Register by Tuesday, March 28

In this class, learn how to create a garden that will be attractive to you and pollinators. We’ll discuss ways to attract pollinators (insects, butterflies and birds) to your yard so that you have an explosion of flower color and an influx of all your favorite pollinators this spring and summer! Make a morning of it and join us beforehand for the Gardens Walking Tour at 10am.
Spring Celebration
Saturday, March 25, 2 – 3pm
Water Plaza Room
Members $8; Nonmembers $10
Best for ages 6-10
Register by Tuesday, March 14

Come out and celebrate the start of spring with your family. We’ll learn about: bulb flowers that start off the season; dissect a bulb; and then each pot one up to take home. We’ll finish by creating a paper kite to go out and fly. 
Become a Gardens' VolunTEEN
Deadline for Applying March 21!
The Myriad Gardens VolunTeen Program is a 10-week summer experience that provides high school students with an opportunity to gain leadership and communication skills, practical horticulture experience and be a part of a team.

Teen volunteers will work in our Children’s Garden on educational walk-up programs, assist with educational and public events and receive one-on-one training from our expert horticulture staff.  While working in this exciting, fast-paced environment, teens will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours, give back to the community and make new memories and friends. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, March 21, 5pm. Get the application here
Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens
Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union

Tuesdays, 5:45pm
No late arrivals after 5:50pm
Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
Members FREE, Nonmembers $10
Must be at least 11 years old to participate

This is a great all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard. 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!
Family Yoga in the Gardens

Wednesdays, 5:45pm
No late arrivals after 5:50pm
Meet in the South Lobby for check-in
Members $5, Nonmembers $10
Best for ages 5-10

Want to get keep your kids and yourself active during the winter months? Come to the Gardens each week for a fun family yoga course. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. This isn’t just for kids; this is for the ENTIRE family. Come, exercise and unwind from the day together. Classes will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. 
Seeking Committee Volunteers for June Festival

ATTENTION! Do you have crafting, painting or sewing skills? Do you want to get involved planning a fun children’s festival? Then we may have a place for you at the Gardens!

We are looking for creative and driven individuals to help our staff transform the Children’s Garden into a 9-day outdoor festival and fundraiser for the Myriad Botanical Gardens inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Volunteers for these committees will get to give their input in the transformation of our Children’s Garden for this event running June 3 to June 11. You will get hands-on experience with the Myriad Gardens staff and work behind the scenes to help execute a major festival that normally sees over 8,000 visitors.

We need your service on three of the following committees. Fill out the application that best fits you and email it to the contact listed on the application by Monday, April 3.

Submit A Name for the New MAPS3 Park

The future MAPS 3 Park will be a community cornerstone for generations, and you could be the person who comes up with the name.

Mayor Mick Cornett is asking Oklahoma City residents to submit their best ideas to name the MAPS 3 Park, which will transform 70 acres of downtown Oklahoma City into the most ambitious park project in state history. Mayor Cornett made the announcement in a video released Tuesday.

“The new park will be a place people will meet to enjoy the trails and water features, gather for concerts and events, spend time with their children, family and friends in a natural setting in the heart of a thriving city,” Mayor Cornett said. “We’re counting on you to come up with a name that captures all that.”

Visit okc.gov/NameYourPark to submit a name. The only rule is the park can’t be named after a person.
Birthday Parties in the Children's Garden
Let the Gardens help you plan the perfect birthday party for your child like Ella had. In our Children's Garden sits a private pavilion perfect for hosting a fun and unique birthday party for children of all ages. BONUS: The Thunder Fountain is open May-September! 

Contact:  Goldie Jackson
Event Rental Coordinator
(405) 200-1547

Shop Scissortail Gifts located in the South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
More than 100 new products have come in just as spring is arriving! Shop Scissortail Gifts in the South Lobby while visiting the Gardens. Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm. 

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
Herman and LaDonna Meinders
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