Opening this Friday through March 17

The Curious World of Orchids

Sponsored by

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

February 16-March 17

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Prepare to be transfixed as you step foot into The Curious World of Orchids. The Orchid Show returns to the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory after its extensive renovation. This show will display hundreds of peculiar orchids with fascinating, unique, and wildly beautiful shapes. You’ll learn more about these exquisite flowers and what makes them such a unique and diverse plant family. Make this show a stop to brighten up your winter.


FREE for members.

Adults - $10.50

Senior 62+ $9; Military/Veterans $9

Student $7; Youth (5-17 years) $5.50

Ages 4 & under FREE


Photography: The Beauty of Orchids

with Doug Hoke

Saturday, February 17, 10am-1pm

Member $30; Nonmember $35

Register here by end of day today, February 14

Experience the Myriad Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show through a different lens: a camera lens! Join Doug Hoke in learning the basics of botanical photography as you capture the beauty of this unique floral family on a guided expedition through our Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Receive real-time guidance and feedback from a professional, award-winning photographer and open your mind to a whole new way or seeing the world around you. Class will begin in our classroom before we proceed out into the conservatory. Please bring your own camera.

Learn more & register

The Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge will be red for Valentine's evening!

Adult Classes

All About Orchids!

Saturday, February 17, 2-3pm

Member $18; Nonmember $20

Register by February 14

SOLD OUT! Sorry we missed you. For our lineup of adult classes visit here.

Spring Pruning, Plotting, and Planning

Sat, February 24, 10am-12pm

Member $15; Nonmember $18

Register by February 22

Learn more & register

Guided Gardens Tour: Beautiful Bark

Sat, February 24, 10-11am

FREE - Meet in the Visitor Lobby

Every second Friday, 1pm

Every last Saturday, 10am

Get the tour plant lists here.

Get the March Classes for Adults 

Youth Classes - The Backyard Bird Count is On!

Bird House Gourds

Best for ages 5-10

Saturday, February 17, 10-11am

Member $10; Nonmember $12

Register by February 15

Help our feathered friends stay warm this winter! Students will learn about bird’s winter adaptations and paint their very own gourd bird house to take home.

Learn more & register

Great Backyard Bird Count Drop-In

Saturday, February 17, 2-3pm

Children’s Garden Porch

$2 Donation Suggested

All Ages Welcome

Become a citizen scientist today by helping with The Great Backyard Bird count! This annual event calls bird lovers from around the world to observe the birds in their area, count, identify and record their data to help scientists! Data recording sheets and pencils will be provided.

Toilet Paper Tube Seed Starters

Saturday, February 24, 1-2pm

Member $13; Nonmember $15

Best for all ages

Register Here by February 22

Explore the importance of timing when growing seeds as we create seed starters out of an everyday household item- toilet paper tubes! Learn the science behind seeds, how they grow and when to plant them. Each student will take home their very own mini greenhouse with seeds!

Reading Wednesday

Every Wednesday, 10am

Visitor Center Lobby

Free, Donations Accepted

Best for Ages 2-5

Siblings are always welcome!

Bring your toddler for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story.

Learn more.

FREE Fitness

Sound Bath – Full Moon

Saturday, February 24, 6-7pm

Water Plaza Room, FREE

Upcoming dates: Monday, March 25, Tuesday, April 23, Thursday, May 7, and Friday, June 21. All classes are 6-7pm.


Water Plaza Room

Tuesdays, 6pm and Saturdays, 9am

Bring mat & water

Free thanks to our sponsors

Fowler Automotive, KeepMoving OKC & TSET

Learn more about Oklahoma Gardening School 2024, get the day's agenda, see the speaker bios, cost, and register here

Learn more and register here

The Tampkins Family Exhibit

Open through March 6

Crystal Bridge Conservatory Lobby

The Tampkins Family is a testament to the power of art across generations. With their unique backgrounds, diverse interests, and varied subjects, each member brings a fresh perspective to the world of creativity. From the visionary work of Gilbert Tampkins to the expressive art of Keith Tampkins, the family's artistic genes have spawned a beautiful tapestry of talent. Demetrice Dalton, Raemekka Tampkins, and Miyah Threats add their own unique flair to this vibrant artistic lineage. Explore the captivating journey of the Tampkins Family and witness creativity intertwine.

Shamrock the Gardens: St. Patrick's day

Sunday, March 17, 11am-2pm - FREE

Come join us for family-friendly Irish celebration filled with music and dancing, local food and artisan vendors, photo ops, and more! Enjoy dance routines by the McTeggart Irish Dancers of OK and music from Flowers of Edinburgh and Raven’s Three. Hear the sound of classic bagpipe music as the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums make their grand entrance through the Gardens.

In keeping with tradition, the lake will be safely dyed a bright shade of green. Bring your chairs and join us at Devon Lawn. Get the list of vendors and food trucks here.

10 Buck Lunch Week is Back at Midtown Restaurants

February 19-23, 11am-2pm

Grab your lunch crew and head to Midtown for a special week featuring $10 lunches from over 20 Midtown restaurants! Get the list here.

Specials are only guaranteed during event hours, Feb. 19 – 23, 11am – 2pm.

Myriad Botanical Gardens is supportive of downtown businesses and love dining in Midtown. Promotion is guaranteed for dine-in; availability for take-out is subject to each restaurant. Please be sure to ask before ordering take-out.



March 30 & 31, 10am-5pm

See the list of performers, vendors and food trucks to date!

Saturday, May 11, 9am-4pm

See the list of vendors to date!

The Myriad Gardens Foundation wishes to thank our sustaining partners

in providing major and ongoing support:

Inasmuch Foundation

The Chickasaw Nation

Devon Energy Corp.

E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation

Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation

Tinker Federal Credit Union

Robert H. Meinders

Jean and David McLaughlin

Anonymous in recognition of Bert Cooper


Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Continental Resources

McGee Foundation

Parks and Public Spaces Initiative

Robinson-Park, LLC

Avis Scaramucci

Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum

The City of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust

State of Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security

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.  

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