A.R. & Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces

A.R. & Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces

Tandy Floral Terraces at Tulsa Botanic Garden

Over 3 acres in size the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces displays over 8,000 permanent plants including trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, roses and perennials set in terraced beds on a hillside which offers views of downtown Tulsa from its peak.  

A prominent feature of the Floral Terraces is the Garden Cascade, a six-foot wide central water runnel emanating from the top of the hillside and flowing down into the lake. Seasonal color display beds surround the water channel from top to bottom and provide vivid swaths of color from spring bulbs, summer tropical plants or winter annuals.  Over 100,000 bulbs are planted each fall for Tulsa Botanic Blooms, one of the largest spring bulb displays in the region.

Visitors can explore the garden’s four terraces – Lawn, Rose, Perennial and Mediterranean - on a serpentine, ADA accessible walk winding to the Garden’s peak or through a central stairway along the Garden Cascade. 

Art Deco details throughout the garden reflect Tulsa’s rich architectural history. 

The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces is named in recognition of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation, which provided the lead gift for its construction. It was designed by nationally prominent landscape architects: StudioOutside (Dallas, TX), 3.fromme DESIGN (Sanford, FL), and Howell & Vancuren (Tulsa, OK).