13 September 2016

Butterfly Garden Tour in OKC

A free garden tour featuring butterfly-friendly plants will take place in Oklahoma City on Sunday, September 25 from 10 to 3. Eight locations can be toured at your own pace and there will be native plant vendors at all 8 sites. The gardens are listed below.
More information https://urbanagokc.org/

Explore eight diverse gardens and landscapes during
this free, self-guided tour around central-northwest Oklahoma City. From the modern Pipevine Swallow tail DSCF1952formal to the xeric perennial border to the rustic urban homestead, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Get inspired to attract these beautiful creatures to your own garden, plus ask plant questions of local experts and purchase native and prairie garden perennials from local growers!
What:    Free self-guided Butterfly Garden Tour
Where:  Eight sites in central-northwest Oklahoma City
When:   Sunday September 25, 10 am – 3 pm (Rain date of Sunday October 2)
  1. Perennial ClassicPatti Kate * Address to be published Sept. 24IMG_3229
An inspired take on the traditional, this landscape showcases water-thrifty design: a buffalograss lawn, butterfly-friendly xeriscaped border, and local stained-glass artwork. Co-designed by the homeowner and Randy Marks of Groundwork.
On-site: Wild Things Nursery 
  1. Modern TwistThe McGills * Address to be published Sept. 24IMG_3190
Love pollinators and a modern aesthetic? Check out this formal landscape with front-yard patio and driftwood art designed by JamieCsizmadia.
On-site: Jamie Csizmadia of Olthia Urban Prairie Gardens
  1. Must Love DogsRose-Shanker family * Address to be published Sept. 24IMG_3195
Rambunctious dogs and butterflies co-exist in this back-yard retreat! Features loads of art and massive oil pipelines repurposed as planters. Designed by JamieCsizmadia of Olthia Urban Prairie Gardens.
On-site: Skyridge Farm 
  1. Urban HomesteadPatton family * Address to be published Sept. 24IMG_0948

Like a more carefree vibe? Explore this slightly untamed vegetable garden, urban orchard, avian sanctuary and prairie landscape. Includes peach, apple, pecan, plum and persimmon trees. Co-designed by the homeowner and Randy Marks of Groundwork.
On-site: Oklahoma Native Plant Society
  1. Pride of the NeighborhoodSkyline Neighborhood Pollinator Garden * NW 27th & LyonsPhaeon CrescentFind inspiration at this pollinator park designed specifically to welcome butterflies and bees. Neighborhood kids delight in caring for this special community space, which was just planted this spring!

    On-site: Sierra Club, OK Cimarron Group
 6. Pollinator Playground        Six-Twelve * 612 NW 29thImageForGardenTour2
This one has everything—community garden, miniature orchard, rainwater garden, even an on-site pre-school where kids can grow (and eat) their own vegetables.
On-site: Prairie Wind Nursery
  1. Butterfly BonanzaEdith & Bill Siemens * Address to be published Sept. 24DSCF7094
These homeowners specialize in attracting the swallowtail butterfly along with a host of other buzzing friends. The site features twenty-one years of historic Oklahoma City Zoo memorabilia.
On-site: The Nature Conservancy
 8. Pollinators in ParadiseCommonWealth Urban Farms * 3310 N. Oliesage and butterfly 2
Butterflies and bees come for the flowers – but they have plenty of work pollinating the tomatoes, peppers and other veggies growing at this much-loved community vegetable and flower farm.
On-site: CommonWealth Urban Farms

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