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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.

 

 

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 tulsabotanic.org 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 tulsaaudubon.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.
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.

 

May

 

May 15, Tulsa
Book Discussion
Tulsa Garden Center

This month’s book is Antique Roses for the South. Noon-1:30 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.



May 19, Oklahoma City
Garden Festival in the Park
Will Rogers Gardens

Vendors will be offering plants, yard art, and more. There will be free children’s activities, food trucks, music, and golf cart tours of the park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, check out our Facebook page “2018 Garden Festival in the Park” or contact Johnita Turner at 427-2133 or 405 650.1908, or email willowway@cox.net.



May 19, Oklahoma City
Water, Landscape, and Education Expo

Stroll through educational displays and chat with experts. Participate in hands-on learning sessions or discuss your garden questions with a master gardener. Visit with local experts on topics such as composting, beekeeping, native plants, and more. Walk through the on-site park and walking trails or fill up on food from one of the food trucks. This free come-and-go event will have something for every member of the family, including short seminars on irrigation systems, plant selection and rain barrels for adults, and a ladybug release and other hands-on activities for kids. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 405-713-1125.



May 19 & 20, Tulsa
Cacti and Succulent Society of Tulsa Sale
Tulsa Garden Center

Take advantage of the quality plants grown by members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125 or visit TulsaGardenCenter.com.

 

May 19-20, Tulsa
Wildlife Habitat Garden
Tour and Plant Sale

This is the premier tour to see first-hand how to make your landscape more welcoming for all types of wildlife. This tour has five locations. Each location offers multiple vendors to help you add native and wildlife friendly plants to your landscape. Admission donation is $6 (children 13 and under are free). For more information, visit tulsaaudubon.org or contact Alyne Eiland, 918-299-7515, eiland@swbell.net.

 

May 26, 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, walk-ups are welcome. For more information, call 405-445-7079.

 

June

 

June 1, Stillwater
Concert in the Garden
The Botanic Garden

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy the sounds of MoeTowne Alex and the Nightview Band as you sit under the Sycamore Allee. 5:45-7 p.m. Free admission. For more information, contact Laura Payne with any questions at 405-744-4531.



June 2, Tulsa
Linnaeus Garden Anniversary Celebration
Tulsa Garden Center

Linnaeus Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and escort you through the various themed gardens and show you what is new and exciting in 2018. There will be plant giveaways, refreshments, and a free lecture from a horticulture expert. This celebration is free to the public.

 

June 2, Ponca City
The Ponca City Herb Festival
Cann Memorial Gardens

More than 100 vendors from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, and Arkansas bring their plants, primitive birdhouses, yard and garden ornaments, quilts, herbal vinegars and oils, handmade baskets, candles, soaps, furniture, stoneware, and much more. Sessions on growing and using herbs, garden recipes, wildflowers, herbal teas and bath products, roses, and landscaping. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.poncacityherbfestival.net or contact Nancy Niemann at 580-761-1041.

 

June 2 and 16, Stillwater
Open House and Train Garden
The Botanic Garden

The Model Train Garden will be running 10 a.m.-noon (weather permitting). There will also be a TBG Kids Program 10 a.m.-noon. Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions or chat about gardening in general from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission (there may be a small charge for supplies for any kids activities). Contact Laura Payne with any questions at 405-744-4531.

 

June 3, 10, Tulsa
Creating Bonsai
Tulsa Garden Center

Tips, techniques, tools, and what plants are the best choices will be covered. Registration required, cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. For more information, call 918-576-5155.



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 oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com/events/calendar or contact Kodi Clifford at 405-835-6789.



June 8-17, Oklahoma City
Children’s Garden Festival featuring Winnie the Pooh
Myriad Botanic Garden

Did you know Myriad Botanic Gardens has a Children’s Garden? Not just a themed garden, they also offer activities year round. This festival is to celebrate these special gardens with Winnie the Pooh. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



June 9 & 10, Tulsa
Tulsa Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour

This year’s tour highlights five master gardeners’ unique personal gardens. Tulsa Master Gardeners will be at the gardens to answer questions, hand out printed fact sheets, or discuss their own current gardening challenges. Advance tickets are for sale at the OSU Extension Office for $6. Tickets bought the days of the tour will be more. For more information, visit tulsamastergardeners.com or call 918-746-3701.



June 12, Stillwater
Tuesday Gardening Series
Educational Building at the Botanic Garden

Flower Arranging and Rain Gardens are the topics for the evening. Bringing your garden indoors by cutting your blooms is a fun and enjoyable pastime. This class will have hints for how to help your flowers last longer and arrange them to look their best. Also building a rain garden will be discussed and you can see the rain garden constructed at the botanic garden. 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.



June 16, Oklahoma City
Garden Garage Sale
Urban Mission

The Oklahoma Gardeners Association will hold its annual garden garage sale 9 a.m.-noon. Items include gently used garden tools that are no longer useful to the owner, but may be useful to fellow gardeners. The sale is open to the public and proceeds benefit this group’s efforts to share research-based horticultural information with the public.



June 16, Tulsa
Urban and Sustainable Garden Plant Sale
Tulsa Garden Center

Come see what plants grow best in urban settings, as well as sustainable plants for any setting. Proceeds benefit the Oklahoma Urban and Sustainable Garden Association, which meets at the Tulsa Garden Center the third Friday each month at 1 p.m.



June 16, 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. These are proven to grow well in our climate. The show begins at 9 a.m. for members only, but is open to the public, free admission, 1-4 p.m.



June 19, Tulsa
Book Discussion Club
Tulsa Garden Center

A Roomful of Flowers is the book to read for June. Each month you are invited to read and meet to discuss a book focusing on gardening. This club is free to the public and meets in the Tulsa Garden Center Library from noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 918-746-5125.

 

June 23, Stillwater
TBG Herb and Succulent Festival
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Learn techniques for brewing herbs, creating a portable herb garden, music, and much more. You can also see herbs and succulents mixed into plantings in the various theme gardens. Contact Laura Payne with any questions at 405-744-4531.



June 23, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Daylily Club Flower Show
Will Rogers Gardens

The members-only show is held in the morning; the public is welcome to see the beautiful floral entries 1-5 p.m. This event gives gardeners a chance to meet daylily club members and ask questions.

 

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.