Tulsa Botanic Garden - photo by Dennis Spielman
One of Tulsa’s best hidden gems I recently uncovered was the Tulsa Botanic Garden. When I was visiting the Tulsa Art Deco Museum, I chatting with a lady at the gift shop who had just read an article about the Tulsa Botanic Garden as she had never heard of it. My wife and I decided to go check it out for ourselves and we were glad we did. While the garden is still growing and under construction, there was plenty of picturesque scenes.

This shot should tell you why you should visit the Tulsa Botanic Garden - photo by Dennis Spielman
The Tandy Floral Terraces is garden’s signature floral display with seasonal color, year-round interest, and ideas to beautify your home garden. Borrowing inspiration from classic French, Italian, and Persian gardens, they’ve combined dramatic terraces, cascading water features, and decorative elements from Art Deco architectural motifs to make a garden fitting for the City of Tulsa.

Tulsa Botanic Garden's bulbs - photo by Dennis Spielman
New in 2016 are over 100,000 spring bulbs, one of the largest bulb displays in the region.

One of the next phases of the Tulsa Botanic Garden is the Children’s Discovery Garden. During my visit a few weeks ago, I captured some work-in-progress pictures.

The fourth annual Dig Day in the Garden fundraiser will be on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The family event will give garden-lovers a chance to preview the Children’s Discovery Garden before it opens to the public, and will include music, food, drinks, and games for children of all ages.

Member Tickets: $30 for one/$50 for two; Not-yet-a-member: $60 for one/$100 for two. Children get in free with a paid adult.

The Tulsa Botanic Garden, not far from the Gilcrease Museum, is a unique feature that we highly recommend visiting. Check it out the next time you’re in town!

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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