Winter Olympic Expo in the Gardens
Saturday, January 13, 4-8pm
Devon Ice Rink and inside Park House
Member Child: $12 wristband, best for ages 4-10
Nonmembers Child: $15 wristband, best for ages 4-10
ALL Adults: $8 wristband


Join us for a late afternoon of fun at the Devon Ice Rink and Park House including face painting and fun for the entire family. Members from the Oklahoma Curling Club , the Artic Edge Ice Arena and Blazers Ice Centre will be onsite giving hockey, figure skating and curling demo’s. Each paid participant’s wristband includes skating at the Devon Ice Rink, and admission into our Park House Event Center for meet and greets with our expo athletes, hot chocolate, three Olympic donuts from Metro Minis , crafts and Olympic games for the entire family.
Painting in the Gardens: “Snowy Pagoda”
Sunday, January 14, 11am-1pm
Terrace Room
Member $30 call (405) 227-0230
Nonmember $35 register online here

Join Wine and Palette for Painting in the Gardens to create a beautiful winter scene commemorating the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea: “Snowy Pagoda”, on a 16″x 20″ wrapped canvas. 
Health and Wellness Retreat
Saturday, January 13, 10am–4pm         
Terrace Room and Water Plaza Room
Member $75; Nonmember $85
Register by Thursday, January 11

Escape the winter cold and join us to rejuvenate and recharge in the New Year. In this energizing retreat, we’ll focus on all that plants can do for you, the restorative benefits of moving slowly, healthy (and delicious) eating and good-for-you beauty products.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 15, 10am-1pm
Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Water Stage
$2 suggested donation for Peace Dove Craft
$3 per cup for Soul Food Tasting from Melodee’s Soul Food and Creole
Devon Ice Rink open extended hours: 11am-9pm

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a morning of music, crafts, readings and more. Take a peace walk through the Gardens highlighting quotes and important events in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At 11:30 a.m. join us at the Water Stage for a reading of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” followed by a performance from the Oklahoma Collegiate Gospel Choir.  Get more details here.

Melodee’s Soul Food and Creole's menu: chicken and waffles, boudin, vegan red beans and rise and green beans for $3 a cup
January For Kids
Little Sapling Series
January 16 & 30, 10–11am
Every Other Tuesday, January–March
Children’s Garden (Terrace Room in inclement weather)
Member $3; Nonmember $4
Best for ages 2-5
Register by Friday before

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.
Breakfast in the Bridge
Saturday, January 20, 10–11:30am
Crystal Bridge Conservatory and Terrace Room
Member $10; Nonmember $12
Best for ages 6-10
Register by Tuesday, January 16

Come warm up in our tropical conservatory while learning all about the yummy breakfast food that we get from the rainforest and desert. We’ll start with a scavenger hunt to find familiar fruits growing all around, talk about other products we get from the tropics and end with a healthy breakfast feast.
Plant Science!
Saturday, January 27, 10–11:30am
Terrace Room
Member $7; Nonmember $9
Best for ages 6-10
Register by Tuesday, January 23

We’ll delve into the (almost) magical properties of plants in this class as we perform experiments to discover how water moves in plants, how leaves eat, how sunflowers can stare at the sun and more. We’ll start by going over the basic needs of plants and then put our mad scientist hats on to figure out how smart plants are at getting what they need.
Reading Wednesday
Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 10am
Crystal Bridge South Lobby
FREE
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. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.
Reading Wednesday with the Metropolitan Downtown Library
Wednesday, January 31, 10am
Crystal Bridge South Lobby
FREE
Best for ages 2-5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Library to Reading Wednesdays! Library staff will be onsite with their pop-up library where you can sign your family up for library cards, or will be working with the Myriad Gardens to provide the reading and a fun craft.  
We are on a countdown to our FINAL weeks of the 2017-18 Devon Ice Rink season. It's been a great year. Thank you for joining us! Book your January birthday party at Devon Ice Rink. Visit here.

Special events

Saturday, January 13, 4-8pm

Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 15, 11am-9pm

Saturday, January 20, 8-11pm
January For Adults
Break the Ice
Saturday, January 20, 8-11pm
Devon Ice Rink and Park House Event Center
Member: $20; Nonmember: $25
Ages 21+ ONLY for indoor activities

Each paid participant’s wristband includes skating at the Devon Ice Rink and admission into our Park House Event Center for three , six - o unce   beer samples provided by COOP Ale Works that are paired with mini cupcakes by Green Goodies, and board games to play with friends. Guests at the Devon Ice Rink can enjoy music from DJ Brian Smith of muttradio.com or purchase a churro and hot chocolate from our onsite vendors.

House Plant How-To
Sunday, January 28, 2–3pm
Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
Member $10; Nonmember $15
Roberta Rowland, Gardens Conservatory Manager
Register by Tuesday, January 23

Succulents make gorgeous houseplants and are easy to grow.  Join us as we talk through the top tropical and succulent house plants that work great in almost any space. We’ll cover the types, what’s amazing about them and how to care for them so they add wonderful life to your home. Participants will take home a small tropical plant of their own to nourish and enjoy.
Hygge with Plants
Wednesday, January 31, 6–7pm
Crystal Bridge 2nd Floor Conference Room
Member $7; Nonmember $9
Linda Vater, Garden Essence
Register by Friday, January 26

Hygge (pronounced Hue-gah) is a Scandinavian word used to describe finding coziness in winter. It might be achieved with a candle, a cozy blanket, or hot cocoa by a fire but it can also be found with plants! Plants can add brightness, beauty and warmth to your home and brighten your mood. Linda Vater, garden blogger and designer, will share inspiration with photos, her best design tips and favorite plants for horticultural Hygge in your home year round.
Yoga in the Gardens
Tuesdays, 5:45pm
Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
Check in at the South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge upon arrival
Member $5; Nonmember $10
Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward 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.
Bridal Open House at Myriad Gardens
Sunday, January 28, 2-5pm
Park House Events Center
FREE but reservations required by January 22
Email your reservation to rentals@myriadgardens.org
For a list of our favorite vendors visit here

Did you get engaged over the holidays? Join our rentals team with a cast of the best vendors in OKC at the Park House Events Center. Visit with top industry professionals. Meet our venue coordinators. Special guided tours on mobile carts will run every 30 minutes to the variety of wedding locations available in the Gardens. Ride along with a cup of cocoa in hand. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided. Win prizes. Let’s get you #marriedatmyriad!

Volunteer at Events

Want to volunteer at events in the Gardens? Choose from 10 events happening through our annual Easter Eggstravaganza March 31! Make it a group outing for schools, Girl Scouts, families and more! Sign-up online   

Seeking Partner Volunteers

The Gardens invites you to partner with us in 2018 as a volunteer. Volunteers help with fun events, horticulture needs, educational classes, tours and more! Join us for our volunteer training on January 22 from 6-7pm in the 2nd floor conference room of the Conservatory. RSVP to our Volunteer Program Manager at mbrown@myraidgardens.org or (405) 445-7087.


Become a Gardens Member
Membership is not a one-time transaction at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Become a member today and immediately begin to maximize your benefits. A membership includes year-round admission to the Crystal Bridge, discounts on popular classes including the upcoming Oklahoma Gardening School in March, special events and so much more. Join today and help us create events and memorable moments for you, your family and your city.


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Shop Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma Cutting Board - $20

This Oklahoma-shaped cutting and serving board is easy on knife blades and bamboo is a natural alternative to wood. It is substantially stronger than hard woods and easier on the environment; measures 16.75" x 9" x 5/8"
January Horticulture Tips
Check that gardening tools and equipment are in good repair—sharpen, paint, and repair mowers, edgers, sprayers, and dusters.


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
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