Here is a list of children friendly evens at the Myraid Gardens in September. Myraid Gardens is located a just northwest of the I-35 and I-40 interchange, in the heart of Oklahoma City’s downtown community.
September 1 ‹ 10 a.m.
Blueprint a Plant — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Picture a beautiful blue picture of a blossom or a leaf. You can set up your artistic arrangement of materials from the Children’s Garden and turn it into a permanent work of art to take home. Charge is $2 for nonmembers; free to members
September 2 ‹ 1-2 p.m.
How High Is that Tree? — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Learn how to measure the height of a tree without even climbing it (or asking one of our squirrels) Fee $2 for nonmember; free for members.
SeptemberFest at the Governor’s Mansion, 820 NE 23rd St. — Visit the Myriad Gardens booth on the West Lawn of the Governor’s Mansion and smell flowers, touch seeds and leaves from tropical rainforests and ask questions of the education staff. Enjoy a fun-filled day of exploring Oklahoma’s rich heritage & diversity, featuring crafts, music, storytelling and live entertainment as well as FREE admission to the Oklahoma History Center.
September 9, 1-2 p.m.
Origami in the Garden — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Make some plants and animals from paper. Try your hand at this traditional art of Japanese paper-folding. Charge is $2 for nonmember, free for members.
September 12-November 10
Focus On Landscapes
A Photography Exhibit by Carl Shortt — Crystal Bridge Visitor Center. Noted Oklahoma City photographer, Carl Shortt, who specializes in plant, landscape and nature photography, will have an exhibit of about 39 of his photgraphs on display at the Myriad Botanical Garden’s Visitor Center. Many of the photographs were taken at the Gardens and include stunning images of the outdoor landscapes and exotic tropical plants from the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. All works are for sale and helps benefit the Gardens. An opening reception is planned for September 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
September 15, 10 a.m.
Beautiful Bees — Children’s Garden Pavilion. You might worry about a bee’s stinger when you see them coming your way, but did you know that without bees and honeybees we would be without many of the fruits we now enjoy? And we wouldn’t have all of that wonderful honey. Join us for this special class all about bees and honey try your hand at making some of your own honeybutter. Fee is $3 for nonmenbers; free for members.
September 16, 1-2 p.m.
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Hand Spans in the Gardens — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Gardeners are always using their hands for measuring things. Come to the gardens and use your hands and rulers to estimate and measure the length of objects in the garden. Fee is $2 for nonmembers; free for members.
September 22, 10 a.m.
Bonsai Basics — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Come as a family and learn some of the basics to taking care of your own bonsai. With this introduction participants will learn about different plants suitable for bonsai as well as pruning, soils and different wiring practices. Fee is $5 members; free
September 23, 1-2 p.m.
Knots in the Garden — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Learn about knots in general and those used by arborists. Then take a turn in a tree climbing harness using your knowledge. Charge is $2 for nonmembers; free for members.
September 23, 7 p.m.
United States Navy Band
“Country Current” on the Great Lawn — See the U.S. Navy’s premiere country and bluegrass band, Country Current, perform a full range of modern country hits, old country standards and traditional bluegrass favorites on the Gardens’ Great Lawn. Free and open to the public.
September 30, 1-2 p.m.
All About Birds — Children’s Garden Pavilion. Explore the gardens to see what birds live here, then cut out some bird silhouettes and make a bird balancing mobile. Fee is $2 for nonmembers; free for members.