There's Something Every Day This Week!
THURSDAY
Against the Grain: Furniture Works of Art by Marking Tree Design and Glass Art from Fusion Glass
and
The Love of Color: Featuring Paintings by Nancy Junkin
Artists' Reception
Thursday, March 14, 5-6:30pm
Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge

A multimedia exhibit featuring furniture, glass, and paintings in the Crystal Bridge south lobby opens tomorrow. The exhibit is free for the public to view during regular Crystal Bridge hours. Please join us for the FREE artists’ opening reception on Thursday, 5 to 6:30 pm. The public is invited. The furniture show “Against The Grain” features furniture by Marking Tree Design. Glass work from Art Fusion is also on display. The show runs through April 28. “The Love of Color” with paintings by Nancy Junkin, will be on exhibit through May 28.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Spring Break in the Gardens
Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Break
March 14, 19, 21, 10am-Noon
Children’s Garden Porch
$3 per child

REGISTER FOR A DAY or purchase tickets in the lobby

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162.
FRIDAY
Myriad Gardens Give Back Night at Blue Game
Friday, March 15, 7 pm
Tickets are $20 includes a hot dog, drink and free parking

Join us on Friday, March 15 for the first-ever Myriad Botanical Gardens Give Back Night with the Oklahoma City Blue at Chesapeake Energy Arena! Tickets are only $20 per person and include a hotdog, drink, and free parking close to the arena. A portion of the profits will benefit the Gardens.

Purchase your tickets online here or by calling the Thunder offices at (405) 429-7740.
DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP IS TODAY!

Parking information will be emailed this week of the event to registered ticket holders.
SATURDAY
Botanical Balance presented by Fowler Toyota
FREE YOGA Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
Bring a mat and water 
Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Thanks to our sponsors, yoga will be offered twice weekly for free.
SATURDAY
Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens Reopens
REOPENS Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 11am-5pm
Open Spring Break Week, Monday through Friday, March 18-22, Noon-4pm
Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 11am-5pm

Mo’s Carousel will be back in business this weekend! Get your Family PLUS membership today for free rides year-round. Cost is $2 per person. The token machine for the carousel takes credit cards and cash. It will take debit cards only if the debit card can also serve as a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
SUNDAY
Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day in the Gardens
sponsored by BC Clark Jewelers 
Sunday, March 17, Noon-3pm
The Devon Lawn and Band Shell, Sheridan Lawn
Music is FREE
$5 wristband, best for ages 4-10

May the luck of the Irish be with you as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Performances are scheduled throughout the day and conclude with the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes & Drums. Guests can enjoy food trucks, vendors, an Irish Step performance, and fun fiddling tunes. Each paid participant’s wristband includes access to the Sheridan Lawn for crafts, games, a ride on Mo’s Carousel, and activities suited for ages 4-10 years-old. All guests can learn about Irish heritage, enjoy multiple activities, and most importantly don’t forget to wear green!
SUNDAY
Painting in the Gardens: The Lucky Hat
Sunday, March 17, 11am -1pm
The Garden Classroom
$20 members; $25 nonmembers
Members call (405) 227-0230 to get your rate

Join Wine and Palette in the Garden Classroom to create a unique piece of art on 11” x 14” canvas. Participants will have a single starting point, and all will be provided with the instruction and proper steps to create a work of art that can be created only by you. This event is recommended for all including children.

TUESDAY
Little Saplings – Spring Session
Every other Tuesday from March to June
March 19, April 2, 16 & 30, 10-11am
Children’s Garden Porch
Member $3; Nonmember $4
Best for ages 2 to 5

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. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.
WEDNESDAY
Reading Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 10 am
Visitor Center in the Crystal Bridge, south end
FREE
Best for ages 2 to 5
National Puppy (of all ages) Day sponsored by Midtown Vets
Saturday, March 23, 11am-2pm
Myriad Gardens Dog Park
FREE 
Suggested pup donation items for Midtown Vet’s “I Am Not Alone” project

Celebrate National Puppy (of all ages) Day at the Gardens Dog Park with local dog rescues, pet vendors, music, drinks and more! Bring your pups (big or small, young or older) to run in our dog park, play with pups, and maybe even bring a new one home! Don’t forget to bring dog toys, food, and/or beds to donate to Midtown Vet’s “I Am Not Alone” project which seeks to help the pets of Oklahoma City’s homeless community. Make new dog friends! 
The Story of a Tree
Saturday, March 23, 10-11:30 am
The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
Member $5; Nonmember $6
Best for ages 7 to 10
Register by Tuesday, March 19

Water Conservation and Turf Management Seminar
Saturday, March 23, 10-Noon
Garden Classroom
Member $8; Nonmember $12
Jeff Salmond, University of Oklahoma, Director of Athletic Field Management, CSFM
Josh Campbell, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Urban Ag. and Natural Resources
Register by Tuesday, March 19

In this featured seminar focused on saving water while caring for your lawn, you will learn cost-effective methods for conserving natural resources. From setting up strategic rain barrels to the effective use of mulch, you will be on your way to efficiently managing drought-resistance grass and hearty low-ground cover year-round. Coffee and light breakfast provided.

Special thanks to  SqueezeEveryDrop.com
Happy Birthday Myriad Gardens
Monday, March 25, 9 am-5 pm
FREE ADMISSION to the Crystal Bridge

The Myriad Botanical Gardens opened on March 25, 1988. To celebrate 31 years we'll offer free admission.

Seed Starting Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 10-Noon
The Garden Classroom
Member $14; Nonmember $19
Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery

Thanks for attending last week's Oklahoma Gardening School!

Click here for the speakers notes for those who attended.

Thanks to our major sponsors Meinders Foundation and Devon Energy. Sponsors TLC Garden Center & Grooms Irrigation, American Plant Products, Calvert’s Plant Interiors, Kitty and Richard Champlin, Minick Materials, Total Environment, Plant Wisdom Garden Center. In-Kind sponsors AC Hotel by Marriott OKC Bricktown, The Green House and Holiday Inn Express-Bricktown.
Get a Peek at Easter in the Gardens
It’s almost time for Easter in the Gardens and we’ve got three great events to celebrate! Sign-up soon.

Sensory Easter Night in the Crystal Bridge presented by Sprouts
Thursday, April 18, 6-8pm
Member child $10; Nonmember child $12
Best for ages 0-12

Happy Hoppy Easter Party presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Goldfish Swim School
Saturday, April 20, 10am-1pm (flights for ages 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8, see below)
Children’s Garden at Myriad Gardens
Members $8; Nonmembers $10

Funny Bunny Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Sponsored by Midtown Vets
Saturday, April 20, 2-3pm
The Devon Lawn
Member dog $5; Nonmember dog $10
Coming Soon! In an effort to “go green”, we are proud to announce our NEW completely free members-only phone APP! You’ll never have to dig in your wallet for your membership card again. Download your cards, view your benefits, get reminders of fun upcoming events and renewal notifications all in one place. The app will be available starting March 27!
Volunteer in the Gardens

Sensory Easter Night in the Crystal Bridge
Thursday, April 18, 5:30-8pm 
11 needed
 
Happy Hoppy Easter Party back in the Children's Garden
Saturday, April 20, 9:30am-1:30pm 
14 needed
 
Funny Bunny Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Saturday, April 20, 1:30-3:30pm 
4 needed
 
Thank you!
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
LaDonna and Herman 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