Saturday, May 30, 9am-4pm
Location: Southwest corner of the Gardens, just west of the Children’s Garden and Mo’s Carousel

The annual Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival returns to Myriad Botanical Gardens Saturday, May 30, from 9 am to 4 pm. This fun-filled event features local vendors who will be set up on the west side of the Gardens next to Mo’s Carousel and the Children’s Garden. The annual festival features an abundance of plants and more sure to brighten up anyone’s home. Visitors will find Oklahoma-grown herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants, culinary herbs, vegetable plants, flowers, produce, pottery, jewelry, wine, succulents, ornamental grasses, milkweed, pollinator plants, wildlife habitat and more.

Senior Hour at the Crystal Bridge Conservatory
Mondays and Tuesdays, 9-10am

In order to better serve our community, customers who are 62 and older are invited to visit the Crystal Bridge Conservatory for one hour before the general public enters on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9-10 am. This is an effort to make sightseeing a little safer and less overwhelming for our most vulnerable populations. Senior admission is $7 per person, free for Myriad Botanical Gardens members.
 
The general public hours are Monday and Tuesday, from 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Mo's Carousel Now Open!

Mo's Carousel is for the season with new guidelines. Staff will be wearing masks and our "animals" and hand poles will be sanitized frequently. Cost is $3 per rider, FREE for Family PLUS members. Learn more here.

Hours:
  • Wednesday-Thursday, noon-7pm
  • Friday-Sunday, noon-8pm
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Safety guidelines in response to COVID-19:
  • Please practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet apart.
  • You are encourage to wear a mask.
  • Do not ride side-by-side.
  • Hand pols and seats will be cleaned frequently.

Support the Gardens

We understand there are many demands for support as we, like many of our peers, have had to close our revenue-generating operations, including the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, family festivals, Mo’s Carousel, rentals, classes, special fundraising events and more.

Please support the Gardens with a donation of any size or purchase or renew a membership. This vital support will help us maintain our gardens and grounds.

Thank you for your consideration.

*The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows all donors to deduct an additional $300 in charitable contributions on top of the standard deduction.
Crystal Bridge Conservatory Visitor Lobby
Exhibition on display May 16-July 7, 2020
FREE during Crystal Bridge hours

Using the same formula originally discovered in 1842, Jarica Walsh was first introduced to cyanotype on a middle school field trip. This monochrome photographic printing process, which combines two simple chemicals and ultraviolent light, has not changed in all those years and is the focus of her current exhibit, Dreaming in Blue, currently on display in the Visitor Center of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory.

Photographers have been using cyanotype – its name comes from the blue color the process produces – to mostly record plant life. Walsh created more than 60 pieces featuring a variety of plants from the Conservatory and her own yard.

Read our blog post here
Tuesday, May 26, 6pm
During Phase 2 of reopening we are doing pre-registration even though it is free

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Fowler Automotive, and sponsors OU Medicine and Tinker Federal Credit Union. Instructors from the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

PLEASE READ:

Botanical Balance FREE Yoga is back in person in the Gardens with these restrictions:

  • All classes will be held outside on the Devon Lawn. If we are unable to hold a class outdoors due to weather, we will cancel.
  • All attendees must social distance on their mats in order to participate.
  • We encourage all attendees to wear a mask for the class.
  • You must pre-register in order to attend but the class is still free!

Virtual Reading Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 10am
FREE
Best for ages 2 to 5

Join us live on Facebook with your toddler for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song, read 3 books and end with a craft children can enjoy creating at home. 

Saturday, May 30, 10am & 11am
Garden Grounds, meet in the Visitor Center
FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

In keeping with recommendations and requirements from city, county, and state officials regarding COVID-19:

  • Pre-registration is required to attend – the tour is still free! REGISTER HERE
  • We encourage all attendees to wear a mask for the walk.
  • All attendees must social distance in order to participate. The guide will be wearing a mask and a microphone so everyone can hear them.

Become a member today and receive $10 off.
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Member benefit number one:
FREE ADMISSION to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory
What's in bloom!
Poppy
Gomphrea
Lily
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Blue False Indigo
Hostas
Rough Vervain
Stapelia
Wine Cups
Comfrey
May Gardening Tips here

Flowers
  • Annual bedding plants can be set out for summer color.
  • Plant summer bulbs such as cannas, dahlias, elephant ear, caladiums, and gladiolus.
  • Shake a leaf over white paper to look for spider mites. If the tiny specks begin to crawl, mites are present.

Fruits and Vegetables
  • Plant watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, eggplant, okra, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • Fruit spray programs should be faithfully continued during the next several weeks.
  • Late May is the best time to control borers in the orchard. Check for label recommendations and controls.

Water Gardens
  • Clean out the water garden and prepare for the season. Divide and repot water garden plants.
  • Begin feeding fish when water temperatures are over 50°F.

Thank you!
Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners, 
leaders in providing major ongoing annual support: 

The Chickasaw Nation
Continental Resources
Devon Energy Corporation
Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings
Heartland Payment Systems
LaDonna and Herman Meinders
Jean and David McLaughlin
Robert H. Meinders 
Newmark Grubb Levy Strange Beffort
OGE Energy Corp.
Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust 
The City of Oklahoma City 
Avis Scaramucci