*Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, the date has been changed to Friday, May 8

While our education programs and public events continue to be on hold the education, programming and horticultural staff at Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park have teamed up to offer 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.


Guests from Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park will have the opportunity to pick up a kit at the designated curbside location at Scissortail Park to help streamline the distribution process.


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


On Friday, May 8 a Pollinator Garden kit will be offered for growing zinnia, marigold and fennel plants to attract bees and butterflies.


A QR code has been created with links to step-by-step instructions. Videos of the kits being assembled are posted on our websites.


“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 distributed on a first come, first served basis, with a limit of one kit per car, beginning at 1 p.m. at Scissortail Park. Park and Gardens’ guests should take S. Walker Avenue south to SW 7th Street, then head north (left) on S. Hudson Avenue towards the Scissortail Boathouse. There will be cones in place to direct you to the pick-up stop. Please stay in your vehicles. A Park representative will deliver the kit to your car.


Stay current on future Garden-in-Place kit releases by going to: myriadgardens.org and scissortailpark.org.


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 https://oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com/support/annual-garden-fund/ or https://scissortailpark.org/help-support-the-park/