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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 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
405-445-7094.

 

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.

 

Tuesdays, Oklahoma City
Yoga in the Gardens
Myriad Botanical Gardens

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward of This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Members $5, non-members $10. Meet in the north lobby before 5:45 to check-in and receive your wristband (late arrivals not accepted after 5:50). Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series! For ages 16 and older. For more information, call 405-445-7079.

 

August

 

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 mike.schnelle@okstate.edu or visit calendar.ou.edu/view/event/event_id/66523.



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 rushspringswatermelonfestival@gmail.com.



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 keith.reed@okstate.edu.

 

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 homeshowcenter.com/overview/oklahoma3.



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.

 

August 29, September 5, 12, 19, Tulsa
Residential Landscape Design
Tulsa Garden Center

This series of four classes covers why you need to place beds in certain areas and how to select an overall theme to create a cohesive look so your landscape brings out the best features of your home. The tuition for this class is $55 for Tulsa Garden Center members, and $65 for non-members. Register online at tulsagardencenter.com or call 918-576-5155 for more information.

 

September

 

September 1, 8, 15, 22, Stillwater
Game Day Open House
The Botanic Garden

Come out to see the new additions to the garden this year especially the model train garden that 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. Contact Laura Payne with any questions at 405-744-4531.

 

Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oklahoma City
Reading Wednesdays
Myriad Botanic Garden Children’s Garden

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



September 8 & 9, Tulsa
Cacti Show and Sale
Tulsa Garden Center

The sale is open to the public and includes live plants as well as cacti and succulent-related crafts. Club members will be on hand to discuss these plants and will always welcome new members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit cactus-mall.com/clubs/tulsa.html.



September 10, 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. 8-10 p.m. This is suggested for persons 21 years and older. For more information, call 405-445-7079.



September 11, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series
The Botanic Garden Educational Building

“Plants for Fall Color” and “Starting a Wildflower Garden” are the topics for the evening. Our gardens are usually bedraggled after July and August, this class will give you suggestions for annuals, perennials, and woody plants that will perk you your landscape as the weather cools. Also, wildflower gardens are often full of native annuals and perennials, which are completing their lifecycle right now as the seed from the flowers matures, drops to the ground and starts new plants. This class will help you get started on this interesting garden style, which is pretty for humans and loved by birds, bees, and butterflies. 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 email keith.reed@okstate.edu.



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 and enjoy the gardens with live music. Beacon Drive is a cover band providing a variety of music from mostly the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This event is free and open to the public. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by OSU Office of the President, Hideaway Pizza, Kicker, Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater, Daddy O’s Music Company, and Flourishes Flowers Décor and More. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will assist with future activities at The Botanic Garden. Updates for inclement weather will be on The Botanic Gardens’ Facebook page. For more information, contact Laura Payne at 405-744-4531 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.



September 15, Tulsa
Hosta and Oklahoma Sustainable Garden Plant Sale
Daylily and Iris Combined Sale Tulsa Garden Center

Many clubs are teaming up this weekend to offer plant sales to the public. This is your chance to obtain new or unusual plants as well as to talk to people that love hostas, daylilies, irises, or want to talk about sustainability. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.



September 16, Tulsa
Houseplant Maintenance
Tulsa Garden Center

September is the time when we gear up and get the houseplants ready to move back indoors. This class will give you hints about a how to succeed and keep your houseplants healthy and maybe get some ideas for new houseplants to try. 1:30-3 pm. Free for Tulsa Garden Center members, $5 for non-members.



September 20 & 22, Tulsa
Fall Plant Sale
Tulsa Botanic Garden

Just as with the spring sale, members will have the first chance to shop the plants (September 20). The general public will be able to shop on September 22. A list of available plants will be listed on the website about one week before the sale. For more information, visit tulsabotanic.org or call 918-289-0330.



September 26, Tulsa
Seed Collecting
Tulsa Garden Center

There are various methods for collecting, and storing seed so you can propagate your own plants. 6:30-8 p.m. Free for Tulsa Garden Center members, $5 for non-members.



September 26, Tulsa
Writers with Dirty Hands: The Garden Passions of Vita Sackville-West and Eudora Welty
Tulsa Botanic Garden

The discussion will center on Vita Sackville-West (Sissinghurst Castle garden designer) and Eudora Welty. Visit www.tulsabotanic.org or call 918-289-0330 for details and to purchase tickets.



September 29, Stillwater
Gardenfest and Mum Sale
The Botanic Garden at OSU

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 Botanic Garden is selling premium quality mums to help support the gardens. The event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Laura Payne at 405-744-4531 or laura.payne@okstate.edu.



September 29, 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.

 

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.