Late spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit the botanical gardens in Oklahoma to find inspiration for your landscape. Some centers have classes and educational tips to help you learn more about which plants and trees will thrive in your yard. You might also get information about lawn care, weed control and maintenance to have a beautiful lawn.
Check the calendar of this botanical gardens to find out what’s happening each month. Walk through the 170-acre park that includes a Children’s Discovery Garden, a Lotus Pool & All Seasons Garden and Lakeside Promenade. You can relax and enjoy the ever-changing color palette while getting ideas for next spring.
Although you’ll have to drive to Grove, Oklahoma to experience the azaleas and dogwoods at this Japanese-style garden, it’s worth the drive. The landscaping uses water, stones and plants to provide a relaxing environment with koi ponds, stone pathways and a deck to sit and rest. Listen to the mini-waterfalls. Rejuvenate in the aromas of nature. While you’re in the area, stop by Lendonwood Gardens for even more ideas. This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Oklahoma.
Drive to McAlester to enjoy this 132-acre park that is masterfully-landscaped garden with over 200 varieties of roses. You’ll want to bring a picnic if you bring the family, because you can walk through thr park, rent a swan-shaped paddleboat and enjoy the hundreds of varieties of perennials and the waterfall. Public restrooms and picnic areas are available throughout the park. Also in the area is the McAlester Arboretum which has a unique collection of trees and plants, some of which are new species being researched and created.
The Philbrook Museum of Art is one of Tulsa’s best landmarks. Go for the art, but make sure to walk outside in the gardens. The gardens at the museum are exquisitely designed with local horticulture. The gardens are ADA-accessible. Enjoy the outdoor sculpture collection. Ask for the free audio tour that will point out different features as you stroll through.
This butterfly garden and park is located along the Arkansas River in Bixby. It features colorful gardens to draw in butterflies, sky-high trees and a memorial for the Murrah Bombing and World Trade Center Twin Towers. Spend some time exploring the landscape and find some new trees, shrubs and flowers that would do well in your own yard.
If you want to know about nature, especially local Tulsa flora and fauna, this is the place to be. Not only can you walk through the gardens and get ideas, you can also take classes that range from “Outdoor Cooking With a Dutch Oven,” “Identifying Oklahoma Birds,” and “Creating Curb Appeal.” Children’s Programs are also available to get your young ones involved in gardening. Spend some time browsing through their website before you go to know what to look for. They have a “What’s in Bloom” page that identifies local flowers and trees that are colorful right now.
A lush, green lawn isn’t out of your reach, but you may need professional services for weed control to help you get the best results. Call us to help you take care of your lawn.