09 April 2014

Tulsa Botanic Garden - April events

At Tulsa Botanic Garden visitors can stroll the Garden’s Lake trail for a self-guided tree walk.

The Garden is located eight miles northwest of downtown Tulsa just west of the intersection of W. 43rd St. N and N. 52nd W. Ave. Directions and a map to the Garden can be found at www.tulsabotanic.org. Phone 918-289-0330.

The Garden will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of October, and will
offer various programs each Saturday such as gardening talks, plant walks, and drop-in activities for families.

Suggested donation for admission is $2 for adults and 50¢ for children 12 and under. Admission is free for Garden members.

 Located on a 170-acre site, the Garden currently includes a visitor center, a 7-acre lake with a three-
quarter mile trail that includes some of the Garden’s first plantings. In 2013, garden staff and volunteers planted 1,200 perennials, tropicals, roses and shrubs to display beds surrounding the lake.

This January, they added 7,000 bulbs and expect to add even more plants this spring.

“With infrastructure projects nearly completed, we will soon have water more accessible on the site,
allowing us to add to our planting beds around the Lake trail. Our visitors last year enjoyed strolling the path and seeing the ever-changing palette of plants as well as the progress being made in our overall development,” said Lasseigne.

April Activities 
Saturday, April 12 10 a.m. Plant Survivors: A Walk and Talk where you can join Garden CEO Dr. Todd Lasseigne for a walk and talk to look at what plants are faring best in our Oklahoma weather. Learn tips on protecting your plants from the harshest weather conditions. Meet at the Garden visitor
center.

Saturday, April 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kites at the Garden with Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club
Bring the family to enjoy a spring day at the Garden! Members of the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will be at the Garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. flying their amazing kites. Kids can decorate and make their own kite from kits provided by the Wind Riders Club ($3 donation for kit).

Saturday, April 26 11 a.m. Gardening Strategies to Attract Butterflies
Master Gardener Jim Thayer will share tips on what plants and garden features will help attract butterflies to your landscape. Jim will also identify the species of butterflies that you’ll be most likely to see.


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