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Upcoming Events for Oklahoma

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

Tuesdays, Tulsa
Tuesday Morning Birders
LaFortune Park

The Tuesday Morning Birders welcome anyone who would like to bird with Audubon members (whatever your skill level!). Meet at LaFortune Park parking lot near the entrance at the traffic light on Yale. The walk meets at 7:30 a.m. Wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, contact Jo Loyd, 918-835-2946 or Jana Singletary, 918-296-9629, or visit tulsaaudubon.org.

 

Saturdays, Tulsa

Saturday Mornings at Oxley
Oxley Nature Center, Mohawk Park

Each Saturday Oxley Nature Center staff offers walks, activities, and learning experiences. These are the general themes:
First Saturday: Saturday morning birding – 8 a.m.
Third Saturday: Butterfly walk – 10:30 a.m., may be at Oxley or at Redbud Nature Preserve
Fourth Saturday: Botany walk – 10:30 a.m.
For these regularly scheduled events, there is no fee or registration but you should call to confirm the time and location. For more information, call 918-669-6644 or visit www.oxleynaturecenter.org.

 

July 29, Tulsa
Hypertufa Pot Making
Tulsa Garden Center

Learn how to make these durable yet lightweight pots; you can stain, paint, or embellish them for a personal touch. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

August

 

August 1, 8, 22, 29. Tulsa
Let’s Talk Gardening
Tulsa Garden Center

Bring your Bag Lunch to the Tulsa Garden Center and join a group of people that share an interest in gardening. The subjects are chosen by attendees the previous week. Gardeners can ask questions, share information, have an occasional “hands on” demonstration, visit the gardens, and have an interesting and lovely place to eat lunch. Noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

August 5 & 19. Stillwater
Open House
The Botanic Garden

Ambassadors are available on the first and third Saturday from May through October during the Open House. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit botanicgarden.okstate.edu.

 

August 8, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series – Tomato Tasting & Maintaining Fescue and Bermuda
Educational Building at The Botanic Garden

Learn the basics of tomato growing, harvesting, and tasting plus tips for maintaining cool-season and warm-season lawns. The free class is from 6-7:30 p.m. Please call or email the Payne County Extension office if you plan to attend. For more information, contact Keith Reed at 405-747-8320 or keith.reed@okstate.edu.

 

August 27, Tulsa
Rain Barrels
Tulsa Garden Center

Rain barrels collect rain and allow you to use it during dry spells. They are a great project during the hot days when we have few gardening chores. 6:30-8 p.m. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September

 

September 2, 16, 23, Stillwater
Open House
The Botanic Garden

Ambassadors are available on select Saturdays from May through October during the Open House. It’s an excellent place to stop by on game days before heading to your favorite tailgate party. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit botanicgarden.okstate.edu.

 

September 5, 12, 26, Tulsa
Let’s Talk Gardening
Tulsa Garden Center

Bring your bag lunch and join a group of people that share an interest in gardening. The subjects are chosen by attendees the previous week. Gardeners can ask questions, share information, have an occasional “hands on” demonstration, visit the gardens, and have an interesting and lovely place to eat a take-out lunch. All while keeping up with the latest gardening news in the Tulsa area. Noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 7, 14, 21, 28, Tulsa
Storytime in the Garden
Linnaeus Teaching Garden

Bring a child to enjoy the wonders of the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens and enjoy a book reading.
Sept 7 – Trees and Leaves
Sept 14 – Monarch Migration
Sept 21 – Apples
Sept 28 – Scarecrows
10-11 a.m. For more information,
call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 9, Stillwater
Fall Concert in the Garden
The Botanic Garden

The gardens are a relaxing place to spend an evening at the end of your day. Come enjoy an evening in the gardens with live music. Updates for inclement weather will be on The Botanic Gardens’ Facebook page. 5:45-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Laura Payne at 405-744-4531, laura.payne@okstate.edu.

 

September 12, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series
Educational Building at The Botanic Garden

Tree fruit selection and cover crops are the topics for the evening. Going over how to select, plant, maintain, and harvest fruit trees is a great fall gardening activity. Plus, knowing the benefits of different cover crops and when to sow them will help you improve your soils over the winter for next year. The free class is from 6-7:30 p.m. Please call or email the Payne County Extension office if you plan to attend. For more information, contact: Keith Reed at 405-747-8320 or email keith.reed@okstate.edu.

 

September 12, Tulsa
Plant Propagation Lecture
Tulsa Garden Center

Learn how to make more of your favorite plants from this season to enjoy indoors through the winter or overwinter to enjoy next year. Reservations are required so there will be materials available for everyone. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 16, Tulsa
Multiple Club Plant Sale
Tulsa Garden Center

The Tulsa Area Iris Society and Tulsa Area Daylily Society are teaming up for a fall plant sale. Both bearded and Louisiana iris will be available. Iris will be dug from TAIS member’s gardens, and many uncommon varieties will be available to the public at bargain prices. The Hosta Connection is also hosting a sale. The Cacti Society is hosting a show and sale on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask members of the various clubs for hints and the best ways to grow these plants. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 19, Tulsa
Growing Fruit Trees in the City
Tulsa Garden Center

Learn how to choose, site, plant, and maintain fruit trees in the Tulsa area. Reservations are required so there will be materials available for everyone. 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 21, Tulsa
Creating a Succulent Dish Garden Workshop
Tulsa Garden Center

Succulent plants are excellent choices for dish gardens Learn how to choose, combine, plant, and maintain dish gardens for a fun indoor activity to carry your garden itch through the winter. Reservations are required so there will be materials available for everyone. 9:30-11 a.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

September 30, Stillwater
Gardenfest and Mum Sale
The Botanic Garden @ OSU

Gardenfest is a wonderful time to see the garden at its best. GardenFest brings together people from across the state with a common interest in gardening and sustainable living for a day of educational workshops, tours, and activities for the whole family. It is a wonderful opportunity to view the beautiful landscapes and innovative demonstrations throughout garden while experts are on hand to answer questions. Artwork, music, and vendors will be present throughout the gardens. This year the garden is selling premium mums to support the gardens. The event is free to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Laura Payne at
405-744-4531 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.