Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.

Adult (18+)

Sat 03/04/23  Median Iris Workshop
Event ID: 50956
This annual Iris Judges educational workshop is for the novice to expert. This year well-known Iris hybridizer Lynda Miller from Oregon is here to discuss Median Iris.
Date: Sat Mar 4  Time: 9:00am-Noon Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Rm 1
Ages: Adult
Cost: Free
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Sat 03/04/23  Treeclimbing for Adults
Event ID: 50963
Curious how arborists climb around in the tops of trees? Come learn some basics and then get saddled up and into the old Oak in the Park. Once you learn how easy it is this may become your next hobby! Super fun and end with a great sense of accomplishment! Directions given once we get closer to the date of the climb. Pre-registration required.
Date: Sat Mar 4  Time: 8:00am-10:00am Location: Will Rogers Gardens
Ages: 18+
Cost: $15
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Sat 03/11/23  Hot Composting vs Worm Composting
Event ID: 51337
Eric Duncan, Will Rogers Gardens own Master Composter discusses the science behind making your own compost. Whether you are starting with kitchen scraps and leaf litter or a pile of wood chips he will be able to help you figure out and achieve better results. The convenience of a worm bin in your home or a heap in the corner of your backyard, the differences are discussed for you to figure out what suits you best!
Date: Sat Mar 11  Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
Ages: 18+
Cost: $5
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Thu 03/16/23  No Floral Foam, No Problem!
Event ID: 51650
This class will show you how to create a tape grid on a vase to create a beautiful floral arrangement. No floral foam is needed and the results are stunning, even wimpy stemmed flowers work wonderfully. Everything is provided for this class. Pre-registering is required.
Date: Thu Mar 16  Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Ed Lycan Conservatory
Ages: 17+
Cost: $30
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Sat 03/18/23  Pallet Gardening
Event ID: 51077
Limited space in your yard.....or no yard just a balcony? This is a great solution for growing veggies in a small space. In this workshop you will be building your own half pallet vertical garden to take home planted and ready to go! Be sure to bring a vehicle that can accommodate an approximate 4' x 2' x 1' planter. If you own a staple gun and hammer, please bring them.
Date: Sat Mar 18 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens
Ages: 18+
Cost: $35
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Sat 03/25/23  Beginners Bonsai Workshop
Event ID: 50900

Come and learn the art of Bonsai. Learn the basics to train and keep your plant healthy. In this workshop, each participant will receive a juniper or an equivalent plant, wire to train your plant during the class, and learn the methods to maintain its beauty. Pre-registration is required.

Date: Sat Mar 25  Time: 8:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
Ages: 16+
Cost: $45
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Sat 04/15/23  A Sage Journey
Event ID: 51086
Come listen to Dr. Jay Walker talk about his 40 year journey with the sage genus (Salvia).  He will explore some of the diversity in a genus of plants with over 950 species, including culinary herbs such as garden sage, hallucinogenic plants such as Diviner’s sage, horticulturally significant plants such as Russian sage, and even Rosemary (yes, rosemary is now classified as a Salvia, not Rosmarinus due to Dr. Walker’s research).  The talk will include discussion of Dr. Walker’s time working as an ethnobotanist working with native healers in Belize, Central America and the creation of one of the state’s largest school gardens at Union High School in Tulsa, OK.
Date: Sat Apr 14  Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Bldg
Ages: 15+
Cost: Free
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Sat 04/22/23  EarthKind EarthDay Workshop
Event ID: 41090
Do you want a beautiful yard and garden without using chemicals and pesticides? Join us for a workshop full of information on natural gardening practices, choosing native and drought-tolerant plant selections, how to attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard, and so much more.  This workshop will be held at Will Rogers Gardens at 3400 NW 36th St., OKC, OK 73112. Lunch will be provided, we will have lots of give-a-ways, and it will include indoor and outdoor learning opportunities for only $12.00. Registration required.
Date: Sat Apr 22  Time: 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhibition Center
Ages: 18+
Cost: $12
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All Ages

Sat 03/04/23  Treeclimbing for Kids
Event ID: 50964
Let's get those kids away from the computer and out into nature! They will learn some knots and techniques that will allow them to climb into a tree harnessed safely. Once they begin to climb it will be difficult getting them to leave! This is a super confidence booster and they can take it at their own pace. Pre-registration required.
Date: Sat Mar 4  Time: 10:00-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens
Ages: 6-17
Cost: $10
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Sat 04/01/23  Morel Madness
Event ID: 49490
Please join us to discuss Morel mushrooms, their look-alikes, and popular recipes. Morel mushrooms are one of the most popular edible mushrooms in Oklahoma. They are often found in the spring when the redbud trees are blooming. We will discuss local fungi field guides and other tools commonly used in foraging. Pre-registration encouraged.
Date: Sat Apr 1  Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Location: Will Rogers Exhbition Bldg Hall
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 05/06/23  Orchid Kicks on Route 66
Event ID: 51159
Vendors will have hundreds of beautiful orchids from around the world for sale, and Oklahoma Orchid Society will have growing supplies for sale. Be sure to stop at the Welcome Booth to speak with OOS members about growing and re-blooming orchids, ask questions, purchase a raffle ticket, and learn how to become a member of the Society. Come, saturate your senses with orchids on Historic Route 66!
Date: Sat+Sun May 6+7  Time: 10:00am-4:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Hall
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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