The look of the Tulsa Botanic Garden is changing. The new A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces is now open.
The gardens stretch over three acres, and feature more than 8,000 permanent plants - including trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, and perennials. Seven thousand annuals will also be used in seasonal flower beds.
Designers used native sandstone to build the walls of the gardens with an emphasis on Tulsa's Art Deco history.
If you missed the Tandy Floral Terrace grand opening, you can check out "Scarecrows in the Garden" each weekend this month and a Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 17. There will be hundreds of glass-blown pumpkins in all colors and sizes thanks to artists from Tulsa Glassblowing School.
There will be family activities throughout the day with story time, a hay maze, scavenger hunt, crafts and games. You can work with glass-blowing artists to make a mosaic tile to take home. That costs $10 for the materials.
The pumpkins will be available for sale as will Garden Deva fall-themed metal sculpture.
Admission to Tulsa Botanic Garden is $5 for adults 13 and up; $2 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under.
The Tulsa Botanic Garden is located off the L.L. Tisdale Parkway on North Osage Drive near North 41st West Avenue. Starting Thursday, October 8, the Garden will be open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Groups may schedule visits by appointments. Only service dogs are allowed.