Crystal Bridge Conservatory Closing Monday, April 19 for Complete Renovation Project

Reopening of Iconic Structure in Myriad Botanical Gardens Scheduled for Late 2022

For the first time in its 30-plus year history, the Crystal Bridge Conservatory in Myriad Botanical Gardens will undergo a complete renovation of its interior spaces. Among the many upgrades designed to enhance visitor experience are a new path layouts, educational exhibits, improved ADA accessibility and a new gift shop.

Additional features of the $9.7 million project include improvements to the Conservatory’s interior aging infrastructure, a more diverse plant collection with both permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as new and enhanced water elements, circulation paths, and sitting areas. A second level terrace feature will overlook the conservatory and add much-needed educational programming and venue space. Improved accessibility, including an elevator, will enable people for all ages and physical abilities to fully enjoy the space.

The last day for the public to enter the Crystal Bridge is Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will close to the public the following day.

Funding for the project has been provided by Inasmuch Foundation, Devon Energy Corp., City of Oklahoma City, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Jean and David McLaughlin and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.

The architectural, exhibit and retail design team include Murase Associates (Seattle), ADG (Oklahoma City), Gecko Group for educational exhibits (Philadelphia), and Charles Sparks & Company for retail design (Chicago).

Conservatory Plant Sale
Saturday, May 29, 9am-3pm
A plant sale for those plants that will not be transferred to the renovated space, will be held Saturday, May 29, from 10am-3pm.

Gardens Members will have early access to the plant sale from 9–10am. To join, please visit

The photo shown is an example of plants to be sold. It is Short Leaved Aloe- Aloe brevifolia
Crystal Bridge Conservatory Rainforest Adventure
Saturday, April 10, 2-3:30pm
M $10; NM $12
Best for ages 6-10
Register by Thursday, April 8

Take a final trip with your family into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory before renovations begin and learn all about wonderful and helpful rainforest plants.

Spring Session: April 10, 10am-Noon
Summer Session: June 26, 10am-Noon
M $45 per session; NM $50 per session
Deadline to register is Thursday, April 8

Learn how to create your own floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliage collected from the Gardens grounds.
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See the photo gallery here.
Art in the Gardens
As I See It - Photography by
Carl Shortt Jr.
Now open through April 21
Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge Conservatory
FREE to see during regular hours:
Daily, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

Photographs are for sale and are 25 percent off

Classes for Youth & Adults
Small-But-Mighty Kitchen Gardening
Saturday, April 17, 11am-Noon
M $15; NM $17
Register by Tuesday, April 13

Calling all urbanites and aspiring gardeners – no backyard? Worried you don’t have enough space to garden? Put your worries aside in this class. Small spaces can make a big impact, both aesthetically and by providing food for your kitchen.
Houseplants 101
Saturday, April 17, 2-3pm
M $11; NM $15
Register by, Tuesday, April 13

Learn the basics of houseplants so you can create your own indoor garden oasis. We’ll discuss general care, types of houseplants and plant families, potential pests, diseases to watch out for and the benefits of houseplants.

Reading Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 10am
Visitor Center Lobby
Crystal Bridge Conservatory
Best for ages 2 to 5

Botanical Balance Free Yoga
Tuesdays 6pm & Saturdays 9am
Instructors provided by YMCA
Recommended for ages 16 & up
The Devon Lawn

Presented by Fowler Automotive
Sponsored by OU Medicine and
To Seed or Not to Seed
Thursday, April 29, 6-7pm
M $16; NM $20
Register by Friday, April 23

It’s not too late to start your spring garden. Let us help by setting you on the correct path with this introductory tutorial.

Family Workshop: Marvelous Mallards
Saturday, May 1, 10-11am
The Garden Classroom or Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
M $7; NM $9
Best for ages 6 to 10
Register by Tuesday, April 27

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