Myriad Botanical Gardens, Scissortail Park Offer Seed Starting Kits for Children 

While our education programs and public events may be on hold the education, programming and horticultural staff at both Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have created free seed starting kits for local children and their families. The kits offer fun and educational activities about the art and science of growing plants while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.


Three types of kits will be available with supplies to grow three individual plants.


The first is a Springtime kit and includes an Easter egg filled with seed paper. The kit will be available on Friday, April 10.


A Salsa Garden kit will be available Friday, April 17 and includes all materials to grow tomatoes, cilantro and sweet peppers.


On Friday, April 24 a Pollinator Garden kit will be offered for growing zinnia, marigold and fennel plants to attract bees and butterflies.


A QR code will be provided with links to step-by-step instructions, related activities and videos of the kits being assembled.


“Although this is an uncertain time for all of us, we remain committed to our mission of offering quality programs to our community,” said Maureen Heffernan, executive director for the Gardens and the Park. “Nature is always there whether for sanctuary, health or plant cultivation. These kits are a wonderful way to introduce the simple process of starting seeds and growing plants at home.”


Kits will be available for drive-by pickup on a first come, first served basis from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in two locations: from the curb on the circle drive of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, 301 W. Reno Avenue; and near the Boathouse entrance at Scissortail Park, 650 S Hudson Ave.


This project is sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Gray Blodgett & Company, PLLC. As nonprofit organizations, the Gardens and the Park are grateful for the ongoing contributions from our sponsors. If you would like to donate to the Garden-in-Place or any other program, please consider a gift which can be made online at or


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