The beginning of spring begins in March, and the Myriad Gardens is prepared with a flurry of programming and events. Plan ahead, get the list (below), and come join us!


FREE DAY at the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Friday, March 3, 9am-4pm

*4pm is the earlier closing time due to maintenance for February/March.

The Visitor Lobby and Gallery and the Gift Shop are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In celebration of the Myriad Botanical Gardens anniversary month of March, as a thank you to Oklahoma, the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory will offer free admission on Friday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Conservatory opened to the public 35 years ago on March 25, 1988. Visit the Myriad Gardens Gift Shop and see the Tulip Mania art exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the history of the Myriad Gardens visit


ShamROCK the Gardens

Friday, March 17, 11am-2pm

Devon Lawn

FREE with several vendors

Celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day in the Gardens. Enjoy delicious eats from your favorite Irish food vendors and hear music by some of Oklahoma’s best Irish bands. Face painters will be on site for the kids (get a shamrock!) and Irish clubs will provide instructional dancing to those who are ready to get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit. The Gardens lake will be dyed green!

Performers include Oklahoma Scottish Pipe and Drums, Ravens Three, Flowers of Edinburgh and McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma. For a very full list of food truck and merchandise vendors visit


Oklahoma Gardening School - Blooms for Birds: Sustainable Gardening for Attracting and Supporting Birds, Bees, and Other Wildlife

Saturday, March 11, 9am–3:45pm

$40 Members; $70 Nonmembers; $25 students with ID; $15 lunch

Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business, Kerr-McGee Auditorium

Register online at

Birds add a delightful element to any landscape and play a crucial role in creating healthy gardens and natural ecosystems by helping to control pests, pollinate plants and spread seeds.  This year’s program features speakers who will showcase a range of birds to attract to your garden and how to design and plant gardens to attract and sustain them.   You will learn how to be an active participant in helping birds and wildlife thrive in urban, suburban and rural home gardens. 

The Oklahoma Gardening School is the state’s premier annual horticultural symposium that brings together hundreds of gardeners of all levels to learn from experts. Topics presented by renowned naturalists, authors, and horticulturists are timely and applicable to the cultivation of plants in Oklahoma and your own garden. For more information visit




Growing Your Own Food for Spring

Saturday, March 4, 10–11am

Member $8; Nonmember $12

Bradley Fowler, Children’s Garden Manager

Register by Wednesday, March 1 at

Take advantage of the cooler Spring weather for growing fan favorite vegetables like cauliflower, spinach, carrots, and more. Join us in learning crops that do well in Spring, when to start seeds and starter plants, how to work the soil and ensure your crops survive any surprise cold snaps, and more. As a bonus, get a head start on your summer garden by learning what you can and can’t do earlier to extend your season! This class pairs well with Seed Starting and Sharing on February 18.


DIY Wedding & Prom: Corsages & Boutonnieres

Saturday, March 18, 1-3PM

Member $30; Nonmember $35

Roberta Rowland, Conservatory Manager

Register by Wednesday, March 15 at

Whether it’s love in the air, a formal dance, or a wedding, nothing adds that extra touch quite like a beautiful floral accent. Stun your friends, guests, or family with a corsage and boutonniere set you’ve made as we take you step-by-step through the process, and by the end of this class feel confident with the tools and tricks of the trade to keep making them for seasons on.


Our Conservatory in Depth: Seed Dispersal

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Saturday, March 25, 11am-noon

Member $8; Nonmember $12

Kaitlin Bacon, Director of Education

Register by Wednesday, March 22 at

Explore our newly renovated Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory in a fun and unique way by joining us in the first of our series, Our Conservatory in Depth! Hybridizing a tour and class, this monthly adventure will provide us an in depth view into the different areas featured in our conservatory and how they provide economic benefit, bring joy to us as humans, and interact within their ecosystems themselves. March’s program features unique seed dispersal techniques and the bizarre way plants adapt to survive and reproduce.


Spring Pruning, Plotting, and Planning!

Saturday, March 25, 1–3pm

Member $10; Nonmember $15

Kaitlin Bacon, Director of Education

Register by Wednesday, March 22 at

Buds are swelling, tulips are blooming… It’s Spring again, and whether our gardens are ready to go or an image in our head, there are some key things it’s time to take care of to give them the best start to the year that they can have. This class will cover spring pruning and cleaning, identifying problems and points of interest, knowing what to expect as the weather warms up, overseeding, fertilizing, and more. We will cover what we do to keep our grounds grow ready and how we translate that to our own little slices of paradise.




Reading Wednesdays

Every Wednesday during school year, 10am

Visitor Center Lobby


Best for Ages 2-5

Bring your toddler for story-time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story.


Spring Break Drop-ins

Monday, March 13- Friday March 17, Drop-ins: 10am-noon

Children’s Garden Porch

Donations Accepted

Best for Ages 3-12

All Ages Welcome

Get outside this Spring Break and join us in the Children’s Garden for this come-and-go experience. We will read stories, make crafts, and go on adventures suited to each day’s theme.

  • Monday 13th: Butterflies
  • Tuesday 14th: Flowers
  • Wednesday 15th: Nature Art
  • Thursday 16th: Shapes in Nature
  • Friday 17th: Clovers


St. Patrick’s Day Slime Creations

Friday, March 17th, 1–2pm

Best for Ages 3-10

Member $12; Nonmember $15

Register by Tuesday, March 14 at

It’s slime time! Join us this St. Patrick’s Day as we make festive slime. Each participant will create and take home a container of green aloe slime and a container of leprechaun slime. We will go on a fun scavenger hunt to find a pot of gold glitter and slime charms to add to our creations.


FREE Fitness


FREE Tai Chi in the Gardens

Every other Monday at 4pm

March 6, 20 and 28

Meet in the Water Plaza Room

ALL Levels welcome

ages 16 years and above

Learn basic forms, slow and even movements along with proper breathing techniques. Instructed by Ling Miller from the YMCA.  Wear comfortable clothes to move in and flat shoes for balancing on one foot.  Chairs available upon request. Tai Chi is FREE thanks to presenting sponsor Fowler Automotive, and sponsors First United Bank, KeepMovingOKC, OU Health, TSET, and Tinker Federal Credit Union.


FREE Yoga in the Gardens

Tuesdays 6 pm and Saturdays, 9 am

Bring a mat, water

Location: Water Plaza Room

Instructors from YMCA

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.


Vernal Equinox Sound Bath and Meditation

Monday, March 20, 6-7pm

Park House or Secret Garden (if weather is agreeable)


Join wellness practitioners Anna and Mark on Monday, March 20 for a relaxing sound bath and meditation to celebrate the Vernal Equinox! Take time to reflect on the passing winter season and set intentions for this upcoming spring. A sound bath is a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound with sound bowls and other instruments to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body. Please bring a blanket, pillow and yoga mat for optimal comfort along with comfortable clothing. This event is FREE and open to the public.