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.
 

No Group Value

Sat 05/04/19  May Flowers Garden Tour
Event ID: 21841
Let’s go for a walk through the Gardens and see what April showers brought! This is a great time of the year to visit the gardens and see what is blooming, sprouting and breaking bud. This is also a great way to see what is blooming this time of the year so you can add new plants for your own landscape.
 
Sat May 4  9:00am-10:30am Location: Will Rogers Gardens Arboretum
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 05/11/19  Mother's Day Sand Terrarium
Event ID: 21842
Learn the art of sand-scaping. Craft a delightful landscape in miniature as a gift for your mother. By creating interesting land and water features out of colored sand you can let your imagination flow. The price includes a standard glass terrarium, colored sand, soil and a plant. Pre-registration required. All are welcome, those under 12 need adult supervision.
 
Sat May 11  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $30/Terrarium
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Adult (18+)

Sat 06/08/19  Hypertufa Workshop
Event ID: 22156
In this class you will learn the step by step process to making hypertufa pots, then dig in and create your own. What is hypertufa you may ask? A light-weight, durable hand mixed pot made from concrete, peat moss and perlite. These containers are perfect for succulents and rock garden plantings due to their porous nature. Please bring a pair of heavyweight kitchen gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty! You will take home what you create, one hand crafted pot.
 
Sat Jun 8  9:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: 16+
Cost: $30/participant  nontransferrable
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Sat 08/10/19  Fall Gardening With Limited Space
Event ID: 20358
 Join the Oklahoma Gardeners Association presentation on fall vegetable gardening. August is the time to start planting for your fall vegetable garden.  Small spaces can produce an abundance of excellent produce for feeding a family. Learn best vegetables selections for Oklahoma and how to plant in limited space.  Some old ideas will be revisited.
 
Sat, Aug 10 8:00am - 12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Hall
 
Ages: 18+
Cost: FREE
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Sat 09/14/19  Winter Gardening
Event ID: 20359
Join the Oklahoma Gardeners Association presentation on seed collection and storage, winter sowing and the use of cold frames.  Learn how to start and grow plants during the coldest winter months outside.
 
Sat Sep 14  9:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center
 
Ages: 18+
Cost: Free
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All Ages

Sun 05/05/19  Orchids 101
Event ID: 21243
Presenting the different kinds of popular greenhouse orchids grown by hobbyists. There will be a discussion on how to care for the orchids that can be successfully grown in the home including the ever popular Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. Supplemental lighting will also be discussed for those whose homes may not have sufficient  natural lighting for their orchids to thrive and bloom.
 
Sun, May 5 1:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Hall
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE
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Sat 05/18/19  Garden Festival in the Park
Event ID: 21843
The Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs will hold its annual Garden Festival in the Park. Expect to find everything garden related such as heirloom plants like your grandmother grew, stained glass, jewelry,  and of course, plants that do well in Oklahoma’s special climate and kid’s garden related activities as well. Call 405.297.1394 for more information. This year there will also be a disc golf tournament as a fundraiser for our newly formed Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation, if you are interested contact the Oklahoma Disc Golf Association.          
 
Sat May 18  9:00am-3:30pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: [Replace with Cost]
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Sat 05/25/19  Tropical Terrarium DIY
Event ID: 21844
Create your own little landscape in a beautiful container. You will learn about the proper soil medium and the different plants that thrive in a terrariums unique conditions. The price includes a standard glass terrarium as well as potting materials and plants. Please bring any things that you would like to liven up your new little world. Items brought by previous guests include vehicles, furniture, glass, stones and even little people! Pre-registration required. Those under 12 may need some adult help.
 
Sat May 25  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $30/Terrarium nontransferrable
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Sat 06/01/19  How to Get Started in Bonsai
Event ID: 22569
The Central Oklahoma bonsai Society is having their annual show. What could be better than a room full of Bonsai and the people that helped create these masterpieces? This class will answer any questions you might have about Bonsai care and will be a great opportunity to bring your own from home to get some pointers!
 
Sat Jun 1 1:00pm-2:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 06/15/19  Treeclimbing With Dad
Event ID: 22169
Bring your Dad and learn how to climb a tree with him. Enjoy learning the ropes side by side and enjoy some tree-time hanging in the shade. $20 total for a Dad and son/daughter. Only room for 4 pairs, so sign up quickly!
 
Sat Jun 15  8:00am-11:00am Location: Will Rogers Gardens
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $20/pair
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Sat 06/22/19  Discovering Daylilies - A Perfect Perennial
Event ID: 22172
Once placed in your garden, expect yearly wonderful blooms with minimal elbow grease. In this program there will be a short history, nomenclature, descriptions of various forms with photos and basic care. While here for this class, check out the Daylily show going on in the next room!
 
Sat, Jun 22  2:30pm - 3:30pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE
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Youth (up to 12)

Mon 06/24/19  Garden Explorers Camp - June
Event ID: 22133
Join us while we have fun digging in the soil, planting container gardens, creating crafts, and learning about how to design a garden. Find out what's "bugging" your plants as we explore the world of insects, plants, and diseases. We will enjoy the grounds of the Will Rogers Arboretum as well as take field trips to local sites! Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up fast! Nutritious snacks will be provided, but parents will need to provide a sack lunch and drink.
 
Payment for camp is non-transferrable.
 
Mon - Fri, Jun 24 - 28  8:00am - 4:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
 
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $195/camper
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Mon 07/29/19 to Fri 08/02/19  Garden Explorers Camp - July
Event ID: 22132
Join us while we have fun digging in the soil, planting container gardens, creating crafts, and learning about how to design a garden. Find out what's "bugging" your plants as we explore the world of insects, plants, and diseases. We will enjoy the grounds of the Will Rogers Arboretum as well as take field trips! Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up fast! Nutritious snacks will be provided, but parents will need to provide a sack lunch and drink.
 
Payment for camp is non-transferrable.
 
Mon - Fri, Jul 29 - Aug2  8:00am - 4:00pm Location: Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center
 
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $195/camper
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