Myriad Botanical Gardens to Host First-Ever Member Appreciation Weekend Event
To thank members for their ongoing support Myriad Botanical Gardens is hosting a Member Appreciation Weekend June 26-28 in the Children’s Garden. Members are invited to enjoy scenes from favorite children’s books centered on nature.
The Member Appreciation Event will be open Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Read, play and more as such classic children’s books as Peter Rabbit, Tops & Bottoms, Goodnight Moon, Alice in Wonderland, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and more are brought to life. The entrance to the Children’s Garden will be decorated with themes from Frog and Toad Are Friends, the winner of a member’s choice vote. There will be story times, seed growing lessons and seed kits to take home, vendors and unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel.
Admission for this members-only event is free for current members. For a limited time, purchased or renewed memberships will receive $10 off with code GARDEN20 at myriadgardens.org and receive four tickets to the Sky Rink, a new outdoor roller skating rink at Scissortail Park, a $32 value. In addition, memberships may be purchased onsite with credit cards only.
“Our members are important to our success as a public garden and green space, and their support during the COVID-19 closure was greatly appreciated,” said Maureen Heffernan, president and CEO of Myriad Gardens Foundation. “We have never held a member appreciation event and thought this was a fantastic way to say thanks while encouraging reading and gardening, especially during the summer.”
Although the event is free for members, advanced registration is required as a health precaution. Register online at myriadgardens.org/members-appreciation-weekend/.
The event will incorporate social distancing measures. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks.
Kid’s Kindness Cardio offered by Sweet Yield Studios
Friday, June 26 from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Each day from 11-11:30 a.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.
Seed Starting Lessons
Everyone will leave with seeds to take home
Vendors who will be onsite include Duck Creek Farms, Ice Cube, Oklahoma Kettle Corn and Utopia Gardens.
Myriad Botanical Gardens provides 15 acres of ornamental gardens and grounds that include a children’s garden and carousel, native prairie garden, shade gardens, tree and shrub collections, lake with terraced gardens and a diverse collection of ornamental flowering perennials and grasses.