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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.

 

June

 

Thursdays June - September, Tulsa
Story time in the Garden
Tulsa Garden Center

Each Thursday morning the Linnaeus Gardens hosts story time for pre-school children, 10-11 a.m. Each day will have a different theme:
June 1: Weather and Rain
June 8: Ladybugs
June 15: Pollinators
June 22: Ponds, Fish & Frogs
June 29: Worms & Compost
For more information, call 918-576-5155 or visit www.tulsagardencenter.com.

 

June 3-10, Oklahoma City
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Comes to Life
Myriad Botanic Garden Children’s Garden

Inch your way through imaginative displays that will capture the essence of this beautiful story of the tiny caterpillar that eats too much before becoming an amazing and colorful butterfly. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Note: The Children’s Garden and Thunder Fountain will be closed May 30 through June 2 to set up for this event.
For more information, visit oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com or call 405-445-7080.

 

June 10, Tulsa
26th Annual Pond Tour

Presented by the Green Country Water Garden Society. Join us from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for a self-guided tour and complete $800 pond kit giveaway. The cost is $8 per person. For more information visit gcwgs.com or call 918-746-5125.

 

June 13, Stillwater
Trellises, Plant Supports & Composting
Educational Building at The Botanic Garden

Discuss the basics of options for plant support and of building a compost pile. 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission, but please call or email the Payne County Extension office if you plan to attend. For more information, call Keith Reed at 405-747-8320 or email keith.reed@okstate.edu.

 

June 13, Tulsa
Creating Curb Appeal
Tulsa Garden Center

This TGC class will give you inspiration and ideas to improve your home landscape. 9:30-11:30 a.m. or
6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com or call 918-576-5155.

 

June 15, Tulsa
Urban Chickens
Tulsa Garden Center

Many of us would love to have fresh eggs from chickens we raise. This TGC class will give you information about the positive and negative aspects of raising your own chickens. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com or call 918-576-5155.

 

June 17, Tulsa
Tulsa Area Daylily Society Show and Sale
Tulsa Garden Center

The Tulsa Area Daylily Society holds its annual show and sale giving the public not only a chance to see award winning daylily flowers but to also purchase potted daylilies from society members. Show begins at 9 a.m. for members only and opens to the public at 1 p.m. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com or call 918-576-5155.

 

June 17, Tulsa
Butterfly Garden Grand Opening
Tulsa Garden Center, Linnaeus Teaching Garden

This garden will provide ideas and inspiration for people to create places for butterflies in their own landscapes. For more information, visit tulsagardencenter.com or call 918-576-5155.

 

June 20, Spiro
Summer Solstice Walks
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

Start your summer with a special guided tour on the summer solstice. There will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each tour will be 1 mile of easy walking and last about two hours. $5 per adult and $3 per child. This is in addition to the normal admission cost of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for children. For more information, call 918-962-2062.

 

June 24, Oklahoma City
Faerie Gardening
Will Rogers Garden

We will teach you everything and provide a pot, starter soil, and plants so you can go home with your own sprite-sized faerie home. Bring personal trinkets to customize your home. The lesson is for all ages but an adult must accompany children under 10. The cost is $25 per garden. Please register in advance using EVENT ID 5439. Noon-2 p.m. Prior to the Faerie Gardening lesson there will be a Faerie Discovery Tour at 11 a.m. The tour is free but advanced registration is required. Please use EVENT ID 5437 to register. For more information, call 405-297-1392.

 

June 24, Oklahoma City
Walking Tour
Myriad Botanic Garden

Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard as we discuss plants for color. 10-11 a.m. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby. For more information, visit oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com or call 405-445-7080.

 

June 24-25 Bartlesville
Kidsfest 2017
Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve

This traditional event features crafts, games, entertainment, food, and re-enactors. No extra charge! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit woolaroc.org or call 918-336-0307.

 

July

 

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 8, Tulsa
4th of July North American Butterfly Count
Oxley Nature Center, Mohawk Park

Join other butterfly enthusiasts to spot, count, and identify butterflies. Information gathered will supplement the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) 4th of July Butterfly Count, where citizen scientists participate in local counts, increase personal knowledge, and raise public awareness. Meet at 8:30 a.m. and count until dusk, weather permitting. You are welcome to participate in all or part of the count but must call to register in advance. Bring a lunch, water, hat, and binoculars if you have them. You will work in teams with experiences naturalists so no experience is necessary. Call 918-596-9054 with questions or to register.

 

July 1, 15, Stillwater
Open House
The Botanic Garden

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

 

July 10, Tulsa
Ann McCormick, the Herb’n Cowgirl
Tulsa Garden Center

Ann McCormick, the Herb’n Cowgirl, will present a special herbal program sponsored by The Tulsa Herb Society. Ann will be talking about her new book Homegrown Herb Garden, co-authored with Lisa Baker Morgan. She will also give the audience advice for growing in small spaces, how to clip your herbs, and suggestions for their use in the kitchen. Copies of her book will be available for sale at the conclusion of the presentation. This event is free to the public. 7 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

July 11, 25, 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.

 

July 11 Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series – Backyard Chickens and Rabbits
Educational Building at The Botanic Garden

Learn the basics of feeding, care, and protection (from predators and the elements) before you decide to start this hobby. 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.

 

July 13-15, Porter
Porter Peach Festival
Main Street

There will be a Senior PBR bull-riding contest, arts & crafts, outdoor concerts, small town parade, 5k run, car show, and of course, free peaches and ice cream! The art exhibit and sale has prizes and proceeds benefit the Lions Club.

 

July 22, Tulsa
Creating Garden Stepping-Stones
Tulsa Garden Center

Learn how to make stepping-stones, which allow you to maneuver through your garden beds knowing you are not crushing a plant. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation,
call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

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.

 

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.