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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@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through Jan 27, Oklahoma City
Devon Ice Rink
Myriad Botanic Gardens Seasonal Plaza

Skate across 5,500 square feet of real ice and indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings. 13 per person includes skate rental, with discounts for bringing your own skates, being an MBG member, or being part of a group (advance reservations required for groups) Contact 405-445-7079. The rink is also available for birthday parties and corporate outings. For more information, email rentals@myriadgardens.org.



November 17, Stillwater
Wreath Making
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Spend a few hours learning tips and tricks for making autumn wreaths and then stroll around the gardens. The cost per family is $10 and preregistration is recommended so there are enough materials on hand. For more information contact Laura Payne at 405-744-453 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.



Thanksgiving - January 1, Muskogee
Garden of Lights
Honor Heights Park

Visitors can enjoy a stunning drive through a holiday delight. The drive-through display includes over 1.2 million shimmering lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfalls and ponds with holiday displays the whole family will love. The park’s shrubs, trees, rocks, and waterfalls sparkle with lights. And keep a sharp eye out for the birds, squirrels, deer, and other animals; many of which are animated. Sunday to Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5:30-11 p.m. For more information, call 918-684-6302 or visit www.muskogeeparks.com. The drive is free, however donations are always appreciated.



November 24, Oklahoma City
Gardens Walking Tour
Myriad Botanical Gardens

Enjoy guided tours at 10 a.m. the last Saturday of each month or pick up a self-guided tour handout in the south lobby. Free to the public, walkups are welcome. For more information, call 405-445-7079.

 

December


December 1, Tulsa
Carols and Crumpets
Tulsa Garden Center

Tulsa Herb Society and artisan vendors will present their offerings of herbal jams, vinegars and chutneys, live greenery and wreaths, mosaic garden items, and much more. This is an excellent place to find unique Christmas gifts. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Also, don’t miss having lunch at the Snowflake Cafe 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from this sale benefit Tulsa Garden Center and the Linnaeus Teaching Garden.



December 7 & 8, Tulsa
Wild At Art
Tulsa Garden Center

Wild at Art is a fund-raising event for the Tulsa Audubon Society and their wildlife rehabilitation group WING IT. It’s a great time to shop local, support local art, and help wildlife. All proceeds go directly to the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Wild at Art is also a great way to get a jump on your holiday gift shopping with one of a kind gifts. Friday, December 7 noon-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.



December 8, Stillwater
Wreath Making
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Spend a few hours learning tips and tricks for making autumn wreaths and then stroll around the gardens. The cost per family is $10 and preregistration is recommended so there are enough materials on hand. For more information contact Laura Payne at 405-744-453 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.

 

January



January 3, 4 & 5, Fayetteville, AR
HIS – Horticulture Industries Conference

This year’s HIS conference is titled “People, Plants, and Pollinators” and includes a talk from Ray Moranz from the Xerces Society. Plus a pre-meeting activity touring the High Tunnel Exhibit on the University of Arkansas campus farm. This annual event alternates hosts between Oklahoma and Arkansas. It is a much-anticipated event by many horticulturists. Pre-registration starts November 1 and the discount for booking the hotel reservation ends December 30. To register, call 479-442-5555 or visit hortindustriesshow.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.
Second Saturday: Second Saturday Sketchers – pre-register, $5 for non-members, free for members
Third Saturday: Wildlife 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. Call 918-669-6644 or visit www.oxleynaturecenter.org.

 

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.