Sara Dykman, Author of Bicycling with Butterflies at Myriad Gardens

Saturday, October 1, 1–3PM

Terrace Room

Member $5; Nonmember $8

Register by September 30


In 2017 Sara Dykman became the first person to follow – by bicycle – the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201 mile adventure, on a beat-up bicycle, was a call to action. With the monarch’s placement on the endangered species list this year, it is more important than ever to address the concerns surrounding their survival. Join Sara as she spreads her message and signs copies of her book, Bicycling with Butterflies, available for purchase.

You might even see a butterfly or two in the Gardens on your way! 

Step into the magical world of Pumpkinville: Witches and Wizards, presented by OG&E! Grab your broomsticks and staffs and get ready for a magical time! Pumpkinville is Myriad Botanical Gardens largest annual festival and a beloved fall tradition for thousands of families. Visitors will enjoy imaginative displays made of more than 30,000 pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, and mums. Play hand-crafted games, paint a pumpkin, shop magical vendors, and enjoy special treats and unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel.

Admission is $9 per person. FREE for Gardens members. Become a member today. Learn more here.

Pumpkinville Events

Member Preview

Thursday, October 6


Members only, FREE

Join the Gardens & save!

Pumpkinville Happy Hour

Friday, October 14

5:30-7:30 pm

$10 member, $15 nonmember

Must be 21+


Spooky Pooch Parade

Sponsored by Midtown Vets

Sunday, October 16

2-3 pm

$5 member dog

$10 nonmember dog


Sensory Friendly Night

Sponsored by Bank of Oklahoma

Wednesday, October 19


$9 member child

$13 nonmember child


BOOtanical Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 22

6-8 pm

$9 member child

$14 nonmember child

Accompanying adults free


Educational Programming

$6 each + admission

Monday-Thursday, 11am – noon

  • Monday: Spooky Spiders
  • Tuesday: Pumpkin Cauldrons
  • Wednesday: Witch’s Brew Tea Party
  • Thursday: Magic Science!


YOU LIKE PUMPKINS? Volunteer at Pumpkinville! 

This Week

SATURDAY: Down Syndrome Festival & 5K

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9am

Devon Lawn

Join or create team to support individuals with Down syndrome! For details visit 

SATURDAY: Guided Garden Tour

Saturday, September 24, 10am

With Josh or Brad from Horticulture

Wheelchair & stroller friendly


Every second Friday, 1pm and last Saturday, 10am each month.

September is about POLLINATORS!

NEXT WEDNESDAY: Reading Wednesday with Metropolitan Library

Wednesday, September 28, 10am

Best for ages 2-5

Siblings welcome

Books are nature-themed & selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and includes a small craft after the story.

Reading Wednesday breaks during Pumpkinville, Oct. 5-19 & returns October 26, Visitor Lobby.

Exhibit: A Desert View- Works by Jim Keffer

Visitor Lobby

Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12-5pm

Works of art for sale

September 9 through October 26

Learn more about Jim Keffer

Adult Classes

Gothic Gardening

Saturday, October 8, 10-11AM

Terrace Room

Member $12; Nonmember $15

Kaitlin Bacon, Dir of Education

Bradley Fowler, Children’s Garden Manager

Register by Thursday, October 6


Creating a Monarch Waystation

Saturday, October 15, 10-11AM

Terrace Room

Member $16; Nonmember $20

Peggy Turner, Oklahoma County Master Gardener

Register by Thursday, October 13


Fall Botanical Embroidery

Saturday, October 15, 1-4PM

Terrace Room

Member $30; Nonmember $35

Chelsey Shimanek, Chirping Chickadee Embroidery

Register by Tuesday, October 11



Free Fitness Programs

Jump & Shout for Ages 4-8

Saturdays, 8:30am

Children’s Garden

Recommended for 4-8 year-olds

Siblings are welcome


Tuesdays, 6pm and Saturdays, 9am

Location for yoga on Saturday, September 24 is in the Park House. The Down Syndrome Festival & 5K will be on the Devon Lawn.

FREE Zumba

Thursdays, October 6 & 20, 5:45pm

Devon Lawn

Location for yoga on Saturday, September 24 is in the Park House. The Down Syndrome Festival & 5K will be on the Devon Lawn.

FINAL Full Moon Bike Ride 

Hunter Moon, Sunday, October 9, 7pm

Leave from Seasonal Plaza

Suggested $5 donation

Sign the waiver in advance for the seaon

You're Gardens Membership is About to Become Even More Valuable

Membership to Myriad Botanical Gardens is about more than just free entry to the festivals, ice skate rentals, and more. It is about supporting a vibrant and beautiful green space in downtown Oklahoma City for all to enjoy throughout the year.

We look forward to an exciting time in our history as we approach our next chapter with the grand reopening of the completely renovated Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Scheduled to reopen November 18-20, a Gardens membership includes free admission to the Conservatory and Pumpkinville, October 7-23. Members will get a sneak peek on October 22, 10am-5pm. Consider joining today to be a part of this memorable moment.

Join today!

Ride on Mo's Carousel

Monday-Friday, 5-8pm

Saturday & Sunday, 11am-8pm

$3 per rider.

Free for Gardens Family Members PLUS.

The carousel will close during Pumpkinville setup, September 26-October 6. The carousel will be free to ride with your Pumpkinville admission. Free for members.

*Please note: Please check our social media in case of early closures due to technical issues.


Celebrate the reopening of the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory at Myriad Botanical Gardens November 18-20

Visitors will soon get to experience the centerpiece attraction of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in a new way when the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory reopens in November after extensive renovations.

Opening weekend is Nov. 18 and 19 with special hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special MEMBERS ONLY Preview

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 &23 during Pumpkinville, 10am-5pm


Thank you!

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


Chickasaw Nation

Continental Resources

Devon Energy Partners

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation 

LaDonna and Herman Meinders

Heartland Payment Systems

Inasmuch Foundation

Robert H. Meinders

Jean and Davis McLaughlin

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Newmark Grub Levy Strange Beffort

OGE Energy Corp.

Avis Scaramucci

Myriad Gardens Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, operates Myriad Botanical Gardens within a public-private partnership with the City of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust. These partners provide a portion of the funds needed to manage and maintain the Gardens. The Foundation relies on earned revenue and philanthropic support to provide additional necessary funds for the Gardens operations.