June 11-20, open daily 10am-5pm

SPECIAL OPENING DAY PREVIEW HOURS
FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, June 11, 10am to noon

Join us in the Children’s Garden for 10 days of activities, crafts and creative displays inspired by a selection of books featuring tiny people and magical creatures.

Enchanting vignettes will be created by local artists to bring these books to life. The 2021 theme, Tiny Gardens and Enchanted Woods, highlights a variety of books that will appeal to a wide range of ages.

Selected titles include Thumbelina, Hilda and the Hidden People, The Borrowers, Backyard Fairies, Unicorns Are The Worst, A Natural History of Fairies and more.

SPONSORED BY
Activities
Storytime
Daily, 11am

Each day during the Festival we’ll have story time featuring books brought to life in our festival and other magical stories.
Flower Fairy Fashion Walk-Up
Monday, June 14 and
Wednesday, June 16, 1-2pm
$3 per child
Best for ages 5 to 10 but all are welcome

Help us create outfits that fairies and other tiny forest creatures would wear to a royal ball. We have gathered petals, leaves and other natural materials to help you build a tiny ensemble.
Tea Dragon Tea Party
Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm and
Thursday, June 17, 1-2pm
The Children’s Garden Porch
M $10; NM $12
Best for ages 6 to 10
Pre-registration is required

Visit our Tea Dragon raised bed in the Children’s Garden during the Bringing Books to Life – Children’s Garden Festival and discover the tasty world of tea and the magical world of dragons. We’ll learn about all the different types of tea and how they grow, then we’ll read a few books and end with a tea party. Tasty tea and snacks included.

Sensory Night at Children’s Garden Festival
Presented by Bank of Oklahoma
Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School
Friday, June 18, 6-7:30pm
M $10; NM $12

Geared for families with children with special needs, this pre-registered event provides a more controlled Children’s Garden Festival experience with no loud music. Your entry fee includes complimentary rides on Mo’s Carousel.

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This is going to be a FUN festival and we need help. Will you please consider volunteering either yourself and a friend or your company? Thank you! Find a list of shifts, duties and sign-up here.
Mo's Carousel
Free June 11-20 with Children's Garden Fest admission. $8 per person, FREE for members.
Thunder Fountain
Open in the Children's Garden Festival, 10am-5pm. Free with admission. Reopens to the public June 23.
Coming up in the Gardens
FREE Zumba with Evelin
Third Thursdays of the month
Thursday, June 17, *6:45pm
The Devon Lawn

Features a Zumba class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout. Evelin Pino is our instructor from YMCA Greater OKC.

FREE THANKS TO:
Presented by Fowler Automotive
Sponsored by OU Medicine and

*New later time for summer months
Botanical Balance FREE Yoga
Tuesdays 6pm & Saturdays 9am
Instructors provided by YMCA
Recommended for ages 16 & up
The Devon Lawn

Bring your mat, water and garden Zen!

Presented by Fowler Automotive
Sponsored by OU Medicine and

If you would like to receive an email when the class moves inside due to weather email info@myriadgardens.org - just put "YOGI-MAIL" in the subject line!
Saturday, June 19
Fashion Shows 2pm & 5pm
Live performances/activities: 8pm-Midnight
Water Stage

Gapelii Brand is partnering with the Oklahoma State Conference NAACP to present the first annual “Blooming into Juneteenth with Gapelii Brand” Fashion Show. The event is presented in conjunction with Juneteenth.

Sundays in the Gardens starting June 20, 7:30pm
Band shell and Devon Lawn

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is BACK in the Gardens with their 2021 Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by The Chickasaw Nation! Each week they'll bring you a different genre of music from local and regional acts. Scott Keeton Band (roots rock), will be the first band in the Gardens on June 20.


Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
Monday, June 21 (Summer Solstice), 9pm
Thursday, July 22, 9pm
Devon Lawn
Bring blanket, mat or lawn chair and your evening zen
FREE

The Gardens will host two meditation events on the Devon Lawn featuring music from NPR’s “Hearts of Space”, a National Public Radio program featuring ambient and ethereal sounds intended to sooth and calm. Bring a blanket and relax while enjoying the beauty of nature.
FREE Dog Agility Training in the Gardens
Presented by OKC Vet Campus
Thursday, June 24, 5:45pm
The Devon Lawn
FREE

Bring your pup – all sizes welcome to OKC Vet Campus’ FREE Dog Agility Training! Canine agility coursing keeps a dog fit, increases endurance, helps prevent obesity, and strengthens bones and joints. In addition to the physical aspects, agility courses exercise a dog’s mind, giving them an opportunity to learn and solve problems. Their training will also help you keep in shape!
Presented by OU Health
Thursday, June 24, 8:45pm (Strawberry Moon)
Meet at the Bandshell on the Devon Lawn
Suggested $5 per person donation

Bring your bike for a one-hour, 6-to 8-mile leisurely ride through the downtown Oklahoma City area under the light of the full moon. Meet up at the bandshell stage on the Devon Lawn. It’s free. However, we ask for a $5 donation per person, which goes towards the nonprofit foundation that runs the Gardens. Route announced that night at the meetup by race coordinator Steve Schlegel.
Foraged Floral Arrangement
Saturday, June 26, 10am-Noon
Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
M $45 per session; NM $50 per session
Kaitlin Bacon, Children’s Garden Manager

Wednesdays, July 7-August 4
Fun begins at 8pm, film screens at 9pm

SONIC Summer Movie Nights return to Myriad Botanical Gardens Wednesday nights starting July 7. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass, please) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food vendors, activities and entertainers. These movies are FREE thanks to our sponsor SONIC! Each week we’ll announce entertainment and food vendors.

Movie lineup:
Dancing in the Gardens featuring Salsa Returns!
Friday, July 9, 7-10pm
Seasonal Plaza, by the Park House
FREE

By popular request Dancing in the Gardens returns Friday, July 9 featuring Salsa! DJ Red Handed will be playing all the great Latin tunes. Marti Rickman with Clips and Hips is back to teach all the right moves. Hosted by Brenda and Jorge Hernandez from Tango PR, we'll be sure to have another great night.
Thank you!
The Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners in providing major and ongoing support:
BancFirst 
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.