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Upcoming Events for Oklahoma

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June 6, 13, 20, 27 Oklahoma City
Reading Wednesdays
Myriad Botanic Garden

Kids ages 2 to 5 will enjoy a nature-related book plus activities, songs, and a craft. This free activity is every Wednesday 10-11 a.m. For more information, visit or contact Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.

June 25 to August 10, Oklahoma City
Weekly Walkups
Children’s Garden, Myriad Botanic Garden

Meet at the Children’s Garden Porch and then explore the Children’s Garden and the wonderful world of plants with fun activities. These drop-in activities are offered weekdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Each weekday has a different theme: Make-It Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, “Think Green” Thursdays, and Find-It Fridays. The activities have a $2 suggested donation per child to offset costs. For more information, call



July 7 & 21, August 4 & 18, Stillwater
Open House and Train Garden
The Botanic Garden

The Model Train Garden will be running from 10 a.m.-noon (weather permitting). Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions or chat about gardening in general from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the usual parking off 6th you can also use the parking off West Virginia for this free event (there may be a small charge for supplies for children’s activities). For more information, call Laura Payne at 405-744-4531.


July 9 & August 13, Oklahoma City
Howl at the Moon
Myriad Botanical Gardens

Meet in the Myriad Gardens Dog Park for beers, corn hole, and fun for both the owners and the dogs. Blue Jay’s Happy Wagon and Rollin Grill will be onsite each month for guests to purchase food and beverages. Each month we will offer a special activity for you and your pooch whether it is making dog treats with A-1 Pet Emporium, rescue dogs onsite for fostering/adoption or maybe a friendly competition among the pooches. You won’t want to miss this fun evening from 8-10 p.m.! For more information, call 405-445-7079.

July 10, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series, Growing Tomatoes and Tomato Tasting
Educational Building at the Botanic Garden

Can’t decide which tomato variety to grow? Come and decide which tastes best to you. Attendees are welcome to bring their homegrown tomatoes to compare! The class is free, but please call or email the Payne County Extension office if you plan to attend. 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Reed at 405-747-8320 or


July 19-21, Porter
Porter Peach Festival
Main Street

The peach orchards have been in Porter for over 100 years and in 1960, the town began an annual celebration with the Peach Festival. The art exhibit and sale has prizes and proceeds benefit the Lions Club. 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!

July 18, Tulsa
Plant Propagation
Tulsa Garden Center

This TGC class about plant propagation is timed just as we start to see plants that we truly enjoy and would like to create more of for our flowerbeds or to share with friends. 6:30-8 p.m.; $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call 918-576-5155.

July 26 & 17, Broken Arrow
Oklahoma Grows
Stoney Creek Conference Center

The ONLA will partner with allied professionals and groups to offer a broad range of educational sessions as well as enhanced opportunities for networking. Thursday at 7 p.m. there will be a panel discussion focusing the use of Native Plants versus Introduced Plants. Some of Oklahoma’s experts will share their views and experiences on this topic, including Mark Bays, Oklahoma Forestry Services and Dr. Carl Whitcomb, Lacebark, Inc. For more information, call 405-945-6737 (ONLA office) or 405-323-3164 (cell/text), or email




August 9, Stillwater
Shackelford Lecture Series
Wes Watkins Center, OSU

This year’s event will focus on ornamental plant materials for the greenhouse, nursery, and landscape professional as well as the end consumer. The event is designed for both commercial and non-commercial plantspeople. Speakers, including but not limited to, are:
Bill Farris, Steve George co-presenting with Joshua Campbell, Todd Lasseigne, Ben Miller, Eloise Smith and Doug Smith, For more information, contact Mike Schnelle, extension specialist, at or visit

August 11, Rush Springs
74th Annual Watermelon Festival
Jeff Davis Park

This free annual event celebrates the heritage of Rush Springs of being one of the largest producers of watermelons in the U.S. The festival is a one day event that includes a large arts & crafts show, antique car show, carnival, live music, watermelon exhibit, free watermelon feed and a variety of food vendors. It’s a great event for all ages. From 9 a.m. to 8p.m. For more information, email

August 14, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series – Growing Microgreens and Hummingbird Gardens
Educational Building at the Botanic Garden

Easily grow and enjoy edible immature greens from a variety of seeds. And don’t forget to consider hummingbirds when planning your garden. They will thank you with hours of entertainment.
The class is free, but please call or email the Payne County Extension office if you plan to attend. 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Keith Reed at 405-747-8320 or


August 17-19, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Renovation & Landscaping Show
Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens

The Oklahoma City Renovation & Landscaping Show brings together OKC area homeowners and the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling, building and landscaping experts. There are top quality exhibits, informative seminars, insightful demonstrations and more. Free admission. Friday, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit

August 19, Tulsa
Rain Barrel class
Tulsa Garden Center

This TGC class is about building and installing rain barrels to collect rainwater for use in our landscapes. Now that garden activities have slowed and we have a bit of time to devote to projects, this project will actually help reduce your water bill. The class is from 1:30-3 p.m. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call 918-576-5155.


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.