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Upcoming Events for Oklahoma

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All Year, Tulsa
Open House
Tulsa Botanic Garden

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors can stroll around the Lakeside Promenade and the Tandy Floral Terraces to view flowerbeds filled with ideas of plants for your own landscape. Also, check on the Children’s Discovery Garden or the new J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange. The Mabee Grange is a new multi-purpose activity building that will expand educational offerings for school programs, informal family experiences, camps, workshops, and seminars. Visitors can always choose to hike the Crosstimber Trails to enjoy northeast Oklahoma’s native beauty. There is a small admission fee for the public but admission is free for garden members. The gardens are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 918-289-0330.

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 at 918-835-2946 or Jana Singletary 918-296-9629 or visit

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.
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




March 6, 13, 27, 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. Noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit


March 7, 14, 21, 28, Oklahoma City
Reading Wednesdays
Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Botanic Gardens offers a free activity each Wednesday children 2 to 5 years old. The kids start with a song, then listen to a story from a nature-themed book, and finally create a related craft. It starts at 10 am. If you have a group of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.


March 8-11, Tulsa
Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show
River Spirit Expo at Expo Square

Stroll through the largest building at the Tulsa Fairgrounds and have the chance to visit more than 500 vendors. Tulsa Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions. Loads of landscapers will offer ideas for your outdoors while other vendors will have ideas for indoor improvements. 5-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit


March 23-25, Oklahoma City
OKC Home and Outdoor Living Show
Oklahoma State Fair Park

This year’s show features celebrity couple Chris and Peyton Lambton of the television shows Yard Crashers and Going Yard, as well as interior designer Tyler Wisler. Local chefs will be on the Grill-It Stage while local garden experts will be competing for the “Best Small Space Garden Display” award. More than 200 exhibitors and 500 experts will be on-site to provide fresh ideas for remodeling, home improvement, and outdoor living.  Admission is $9, and children under 12 are free. For a $2 discount, tickets can be purchased online at or at the customer service desk at Buy for Less stores. Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  For more information, visit or call 800-466-7469, ext. 120.


March 23-25, Lawton
Home and Garden Show
Great Plains Coliseum

An array of home and garden products will be on display. Over 80 exhibitors and organizations will showcase creative ideas and resources, as well as the latest in kitchen, bedding, and landscaping concepts. $3 admission; 12 and under free with paid adult admission. Friday 5-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 580-355-2490.


March 27, Oklahoma City
Growing Plants for New Gardeners – Shrubs
Myriad Botanic Gardens, Crystal Bridge

This is a class geared to new gardeners and will focus on shrubs that perform well in the Oklahoma City area. It is the second in a series of three classes (the first was February 27, but each is a stand-alone class). Spring and summer-flowering deciduous shrubs as well as evergreen shrubs will be covered. There will be handouts with plant lists and maintenance guidelines. Register by March 23. There is a small fee ($5 for members, $7 for non-members) for each class. For more information, call 405-445-7080 or visit


March 31, Tulsa
TCC NE Campus

This festival is a day packed full of activities. Classes can be about raising chickens or growing edible plants or tree care. Presentations may include birds of prey and camel rides. Vendors include Tulsa Master Gardeners and area garden clubs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


March 31, 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.




April 1-30, Muskogee
Honor Heights Park Spring Bloom
North Honor Heights Drive

Honor Heights Park flourishes throughout the month of April with blooming azaleas, tulips, dogwoods, redbuds, and numerous ornamental flowering fruit trees. Trails, walkways, and winding roads take visitors through stunning views perfect for walkers, runners, or birders. For more information, call 918-684-6302 (Parks and Recreation) or 918-682-2401 (Muskogee Chamber).


April 13 and 14, Tulsa
SpringFest Garden Market & Festival
Tulsa Garden Center

Children’s activities, vendors with plants and garden-related products, and more. Keep in mind the best selection is found early in the day. Tulsa Master Gardeners and Linnaeus Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. For more information, call 918-576-5155 or email


April 14, Tulsa
Herb Day in Brookside
Brookside District, 36th and Peoria

A small herb festival with a lot to offer, this festival lacks the crowds of larger festivals but offers thousands of tomato, herb, vegetable, flower, and native plants. Other vendors will have items such as baskets, birdhouses, soaps, wine, pottery, and more! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Penni Shelton at or call 918-260-7680.


April 21, Sand Springs
29th Annual Herbal Affair & Festival
Downtown Sand Springs

More than 100 vendors covering downtown Sand Springs will be selling herbs, perennials, natives, and heirloom plants, along with herbal products, gardening supplies and décor, and more. There will be food vendors, a wine garden with Oklahoma wineries, Peppermint Lane Children’s area, Basil Street theatre with performances, and a plant sitter to watch your purchases as you do additional shopping. This event happens rain or shine. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 918-241-2630 or visit


April 24, Oklahoma City
Growing Plants for New Gardeners – Perennial Flowers and Grasses
Myriad Botanic Gardens, Crystal Bridge

This is a class geared toward new gardeners and will focus on perennial flowers and grasses that perform well in the Oklahoma City area. It is the third in a series of three classes (the first was February 27, but each is a stand-alone class). There will be handouts with plant lists and maintenance guidelines. Register by April 20. There is a small fee ($5 for members, $7 for non-members) for each class. For more information, call 405-445-7080 or visit


April 28, Tulsa
Jenks Herb and Plant Festival
Main Street

The 22nd annual Jenks Herb & Plant Festival will feature over 100 booths filled with a variety of locally grown herbs and plants, garden decorations, and much more. Vendors will also be on hand offering Oklahoma wine, garden and home decor, jewelry, arts and crafts, birdhouses, bath and body products, and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 918-299-2311, email, or visit


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.