Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS

Thursday, March 18, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, April 18, 2021 (All day)

NOTE: Advance tickets with timed entry are REQUIRED.

Celebrate spring at the Botanic Garden!  

Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS is one of the largest spring floral festivals in the region with a kaleidscope of color as over 120,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and other spring-flowering bulbs burst to life.  Mother Nature has the final word on when the bulbs will show their stuff, but we plan lots of activitiies to get out and enjoy!  

A litte more about Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS! 

- Our staff plan each design the summer before and choose bulbs that bloom early, mid- and late-season to provide from 4 to 8 weeks of color. 

- Over 50,000 tulips are used each year in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces, planted in an Art Deco-inspired design. 

PLAN YOUR VISIT: We're open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with late hours (until 8 p.m.) on Thursdays starting March 18. 
TICKETS/SAFETY: We are requiring advance tickets with timed entry.  Masks are required indoors and outside when physical distancing of 6 ft. from others in your group is not possible. 
Pets are not allowed. Photography sessions must be scheduled and paid in advance.  See our full list of visitor guidelines

Haven't bought tickets with us before - watch our short video tutorial? 

Member getting tickets for first time? - watch our short member video here

Get ready for spring gardening with our ONLINE SEED STARTING WORKSHOPS:
March 6, 10 a.m. : Seed Starting: Vegetables (sold out)

March 6, 1 p.m.: Advanced Seed Starting: Cut Flowers (sold out)

March 13, 10 a.m.: Seed Starting 101: Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables (sold out)

BANDS & BLOOMS start March 18 when the Garden will be open on Thursdays until 8 p.m. 
Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy local musicians in the Garden. MASA Food truck will be onsite with menu options and beer and wine will be available for sale. 

April 1, 6-8 p.m.: Jillian Holzbauer

April 8, 6-8 p.m.: Seth Lee Jones and Friends

April 15, 6-8 p.m.: Damion Shade

April 22, 6-8 p.m.: Music to be announced soon!

April 29, 6-8 p.m.: Music to be announced soon!

CELEBRATE and SUPPORT - Enjoy a night with drinks, music and light bites among the tulips in our Tandy Floral Terraces. Proceeds benefit the Garden
March 20: Tulips & Tapas - with live Latin jazz and Bossa nova from Bossa 

March 27: Tiptoe through the Tulips - with live jazz from the Tim Shadley Trio (feat. Jordan Hehl and Ricky Gonzales)

CONTAINER GARDENING CLASSES with Laura Koval, owner of Able Veg
Advance tickets are required for these classes as capacity is very limited. Class will be inside Mabee Grange building with doors open for airflow, chairs physically distanced and masks required.  Ages 18+ 

March 18: Container Gardening Basics

March 25: Herb Gardening in Containers

April 1: Container Vegetable Gardening

 

Daytime Admission-Adv. Tickets

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

HOURS: Garden is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays during Daylight Saving Time.

TICKETS: Advance tickets via online purchase are required.  Admission is FREE for Garden members;  $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Join as a member or renew your membership for free admission and more!

 *Choose entry time. Your visit can last as long as you like, until closing at 5 p.m. 

Need help? Watch our tutorials for Member Reservations or Buying Tickets.
Members - you MUST Login to see member (no-cost) tickets. See tutorial for more information.  

The health and safety of our guests and staff remain our top priority. In line with CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), and state and local health department guidelines regarding COVID-19, the Botanic Garden has the following protocols and safety meaures in place:

  • Garden staff members are wearing masks and guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks/face coverings, especially inside the Visitor Center and restroom where physical distancing of 6 ft. is not possible.
  • Reminders to practice social distancing while enjoying the Garden’s beauty are placed in strategic areas.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at stations in Garden areas.
  • Plexiglas screens are installed at welcome desks in the Visitor Center.
  • Only credit cards are being accepted – no cash transactions at this time.
  • Seating/waiting areas inside Visitor Center are not available.
  • High-touch items in the Children’s Discovery Garden, such as paint brushes, dress-up items, and mallets for musical instruments have been put away.
  • Drinking fountains are inoperable. Refillable water bottle station will be operable.
  • Hand dryers in restrooms are turned off. Paper towels will be available.
  • All touchable surfaces inside our Visitor Center and restrooms are being cleaned hourly.

See all Garden visitor guidelines.

If you are not feeling well, please consider visiting the Botanic Garden at another time. Thank you for supporting the Garden! 

Container Vegetable Gardening

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Growing vegetables in containers allows you to grow delicious fresh food right on your patio, balcony, or among your existing landscaping. Learn which vegetables grow well in our region that are also well-suited to container gardening. Varieties, planting instruction, and how to care for your plants will be discussed. Laura Koval, owner of AbleVeg will be leading this class.

Class will be inside the Garden’s Mabee Grange and limited to allow for physical distancing. Doors will be open for air flow and masks required. Tickets are limited and free for Garden members and $8 for non-members (your ticket includes admission to Garden) and must be purchased in advance. Ages 18+

 

About the Instructor:
Laura Koval is the Owner of AbleVeg, a company dedicated to helping backyard gardeners create and confidently maintain their edible gardens. She is a lifelong gardener who fell in love with her first flower garden when she was 3 and has always had something growing since then. She moved to Tulsa in 2015 from Denver, CO and started volunteering with the Tulsa Master Gardeners soon thereafter. After becoming a foster parent and adopting two small children she realized how important gardening can be for a family, providing an outdoor sanctuary for all ages that encourages exercise and healthy eating. Her goal is to make gardening possible for everyone and to provide them with the knowledge they need to make their garden thrive.

Image Credit: Laura Koval

Bands & Blooms: Jillian Holzbauer

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Unwind with an evening in the Garden! Experience the vibrant colors of spring flowers and the soulful music of Jillian Holzbauer in the Garden. MASA Food Truck will have tasty dinner options. Cash bar with beer and wine will be available at 5:30pm. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. during daylight saving time.  Admission is FREE for Garden members. $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.  Advance tickets wtih timed entry are currently required.