Find Nature, Family Fun At Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 6:46 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The grass may not quite be green yet, but things are already blooming out at the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden. Saturday, April 2, was opening day for the garden this season.

Officials say they planted 300 trees around the lake and tons and tons of tulips.

"Three thousand tulips and daffodil bulbs, and we have planted those with the help of volunteers and they are just starting to come up," said Carrie Henderson with the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden.

On opening day, entomology students from Oklahoma State University brought nets and spent the day catching butterflies and insects. They also helped visitors identify their finds.

The garden is open every Saturday from now till October. Admission is free, and there all kinds of activities. It is located at North 52nd W. Avenue and West 43rd Street North.

Get directions to the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden.

  • April 9: Spring Garden Preparation. Master Gardener Josie Driskill will give tips on preparing for spring gardening. At 11 a.m., she will discuss site selection soil composition and preparation, pH preferences for fruits and vegetables and what and when to plant.
  • April 16: Tulsa Orchid Program. Members of the Tulsa Orchard Society will share their expertise and display varieties of orchids. Plants and gardening supplies will be for sale.
  • April 30: Tulsa's first Poetry Walk begins at 2 p.m. Poetry lovers will read favorite poems at scenic sites along the Cross Timbers Trail.

For more information about the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden and events, go to their web page.