If you like the outdoors and are interested in some new trails and outdoor space to explore you may want to consider Tulsa Botanic Garden. This was formerly the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden. This 170 acres sits northwest of downtown Tulsa and is open on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. They are only open April – October, so this may be a good time to explore the Tulsa Botanic Garden as we are nearing the middle of October.
There is a visitor center in which you can pick up a map to help you explore the area. The site includes the 7 acre Centennial Lake with a three-quarter mile walking trail that includes plantings of 300 ornamental and shade trees. Plus, there is a 1 and 1/2 mile nature trail that goes through prairie and Cross Timbers forest.
SPECIAL EVENTS are planned. EACH SATURDAY. October events are listed below:
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Make a Birdfeeder
Find out how about bird calls, what plants they use for food and shelter; plus, make a bird feeder to take home
Saturday,October 19. 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trees and Shrubs: A Walk and Talk
Garden CEO Todd Lasseigne will lead a walk and talk on trees and shrubs to consider to add to your home landscape.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Fall Leaves
Walk the trails looking for leaves of fall color, ending with leaf printings and other crafts in the visitor center.
Directions: 8 miles west of downtown Tulsa, OK. It is 1.5 miles west of the intersection of W. 43rd St N and N 52nd W Ave. For more information you may call 918-289-0330. Here is a link to the Tulsa Botanic Garden’s website: www.ocbg.org OR check their Facebook page www.facebook.com/tulsabotanicgarden
Hope you will have a chance to explore this fairly new Botanic Garden. This would be a fun couples time to go explore the trails and also a fun family activity, especially taking advantage of the Special Events held. Being in nature with your honey or your family is an excellent environment to connect. Check it out!