Myriad Botanical Gardens - August Activities


Youth and Family

Weekly Walk-Ups

Ends Wednesday, August 12, Monday – Wednesday, 10 am-Noon

Children’s Garden Porch

Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child


Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants.

  • Make-It Mondays: Children will “make and take” something home using a variety of natural and human-made craft materials.
  • Plant-astic Tuesdays: Learn about what plants are blooming that week in the Children’s Garden. Then go on a hunt to find that plant yourself!
  • Reading Wednesdays: We’ll be reading nature-inspired books that connect children with what is growing and changing in the Garden each week.


Family Workshop: Fall Monarch Gardens 101

Friday, August 14, 2-3pm

The Garden Classroom

Member $16; NM $18

Best for ages 6 to 10

Register by Tuesday, August 4 at


The monarchs are coming. Are you ready to help them make their long journey as they migrate to Mexico for the winter? We will learn a bit about monarch butterflies, visit some example habitats in the Gardens and learn how to help monarchs in your backyard and neighborhood. Everyone will head home with one milkweed plant and one nectar plant for their home garden.


Prairie Seed Adventure

Thursday, August 27, 6-7 pm

The Garden Classroom and Oklahoma Prairie Garden

Member $6; Nonmember $8

Best for ages 7 to 11

Register by Friday, August 21 at


Seeds travel in wild ways. We’ll look at the real plant and seed specimens to learn all about how seeds travel in different habitats. Then we’ll go on a seed adventure in the Prairie Garden, gathering seeds for your own collection to take home to share with friends or grow your own plants next year.



Creating a Monarch Waystation

Tuesday, August 11, 6-7 pm

The Garden Classroom and Oklahoma Prairie Garden

Member $14; Nonmember $19

Peggy Turner, Oklahoma County Master Gardener

Register by Friday, August 7 at


Monarch Waystations are garden habitats specifically designed to provide the resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration as they travel south in the winter and north in the spring. Learn how to build your own waystation from the ground up, including planning and design, sourcing host and nectar plants, garden maintenance, and certification.


Intermediate Photography Workshop

Saturday, August 29, 10am-Noon

The Garden Classroom & Meinders Garden

Member $18; Nonmember $24

Doug Hoke, Director of Photography, The Oklahoman

Register by Tuesday, August 4 at


Take your photography skills to the next level. Begin with a group instructional session, and then stroll through our Meinders Garden to capture individual snapshots. The program will conclude with a group reflection, which includes comparisons and critiques aimed at enhancing your talents.


Botanical Balance FREE YOGA

Presented by Fowler Auto

Sponsored by OU Medicine and Tinker Federal Credit Union

Tuesdays, 6pm and Saturdays, 9am

Instructors from YMCA

Recommended for ages 16&Up

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Thanks to our new presenting sponsors Fowler Auto and Tinker Federal Credit Union, with sponsor OU Medicine, yoga is offered two times weekly free of charge.



Presented by Fowler Auto and Tinker Federal Credit Union

Third Thursday monthly: August 20, September 17, October 15, 7-8pm

Instructors provided by YMCA

The Devon Lawn



Join the party! Grab your workout clothes and comfortable shoes and join us at the Devon Lawn for Zumba! This class combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Don’t forget to bring water.


Guided Walking Tour

Last Saturday of the Month, 10 am

August 29, September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26

Garden Grounds, meet in the south lobby


Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.


Art in the Gardens

Bright Golden Haze: Fireflies by Nathan Pratt

Meinders Terrace

Open now through October


Softly blinking fireflies grace the grounds of Myriad Botanical Gardens as part of a metro-wide public art experience celebrating the grand opening of Oklahoma Contemporary. Taking inspiration from the golden flashing light of fireflies on a warm summer night, Oklahoma artist Nathan Pratt has created more than two dozen mixed media fireflies is installed in the Meinders Garden. Pratt has created hundreds of sculptures in numerous mediums during his career. For the Gardens fireflies, he assembled concentric metal tubes that were cut in varying lengths to resemble the gradient shape of the bug. The tail containing a lightbulb is acrylic. There are two sets of wings. One is water jet cut and the other solid metal, hammered into a curve to cover up the inner wing. It is part of Bright Golden Haze: Reflections, a partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary and funded by a series of grants from Kirkpatrick Family Fund to extend the theme of light from the art center’s inaugural exhibition, Bright Golden Haze.


Different Angles: Jason Wilson and Sarah Atlee

Through August 9

FREE to view during Crystal Bridge hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

Visitor Lobby, Crystal Bridge Conservatory


Conversations of Duality: Bryon Perdue Jr. and William Walker Larason

August 11–September 7, 2020

FREE to view during Crystal Bridge hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

Visitor Lobby, Crystal Bridge Conservatory



In keeping with recommendations and requirements regarding COVID-19:

  • Attendees are required to wear a mask.
  • Attendees must social distance in order to participate. While inside we will physically distance chairs for easy seating.
  • The instructors will be wearing masks and using a microphone so everyone can hear them.