02 October 2016

OSU Botanic Garden Events

October will be a busy month at the Oklahoma Botanic Garden!

Thursday, October 6
7:00 pm
TBG Educational Center
Cory Suddarth from Suddarth Optical Repair will join us to discuss binoculars, scopes, and everything in between. Cory is an expert in the repair of old optics, so be sure to have them with you when he fields your questions. For more information visit:paynecountyaudubonsociety.com

Presented by Payne County Audubon Society

Saturdays: October 1, 8, and 29
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Botanic Garden at OSU
The garden is a captivating place to stroll with family and friends before heading to your favorite tailgate party. Make a visit to The Botanic Garden part of your game day activities in Stillwater. You can purchase mums and pumpkins for your tailgating décor while supporting The Botanic Garden! Ambassadors will be in the garden to welcome you and answer your gardening questions. The West Virginia Avenue entrance will be open for additional parking and handicap access.  Map

Presented by TBG Ambassadors

Yoga in the Garden


Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20 and 27
5:45 – 6:30 pm
TBG Lawn near the vegetable garden

Yoga is back at the garden! Bring your mat and join Carol Bender, yoga therapist, as we shed the worries of the day and welcome nature’s energy into our body, mind, and spirit. In the event of rain the class will be held in the Educational Center.

Presented by the OSU Department of Wellness


Concert in the Garden – Tyler Siems with special guests, Tanner Bryan and John Homer


Friday, October 7
5:45 – 7:30 pm
TBG Event Lawn

Load the picnic basket with a nice dinner, grab your blanket or lawn chair and nestle yourself under the beautiful sycamoreallée to enjoy an evening of old country and traditional/folk songs with singer/songwriter Tyler Siems and special guests. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by OSU Office of the President, Hideaway Pizza, Kicker, Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater, Daddy O’s Music Company, and Flourishes Flowers Décor and More


Seed Exchange and Potluck


Tuesday, October 11
6:00 – 7:30 pm
TBG Educational Center

Bring seeds of your favorite flowers and vegetables to swap with fellow gardeners, and a dish to share for a fall potluck dinner. For those gardeners who like to experiment, bring those seeds of a superior cultivar from your garden to see how they might do in another garden next year.

Tuesday Gardening Series

Presented by Payne County Master Gardeners


Pumpkin Crafting


Saturday, October 15
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Grab the kids and come out to the garden for a pumpkin carving demonstration with Sally McCorkle, MFA Professor, Sculpture/ 3D Design; live music with the Misspent Ukes; and pumpkin painting. Cost: $10 per family, includes painting supplies and pumpkins. Supplies are limited so please RSVP to Laura, laura.payne@okstate.edu to reserve your spot.

Presented by TBG Ambassadors


Families and Flashlights


Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21
6:00 pm – 9:00 am
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Fall is a great time to camp out so bring the family to the garden for an overnight stay, watch a movie under the stars, make smores and decorate pumpkins. This event is open to OSU employees and their families. Cost: $30 per family. Contact tabi.deal@okstate.edu to register.

TBG co-sponsorship with the OSU Wellness Center.


Mum and Pumpkin Sale


Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
And on Open House Saturdays
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Botanic Garden at OSU

Help support The Botanic Garden with the purchase of mums and pumpkins at the Plant Sale Area located at the entry to the gardens from the North parking lot. Plants are available for sale weekdays during business hours and during Open House Saturdays until they are sold out.



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