Four-legged friends are welcome in the garden on Saturday February 12 and the second Saturday of each following month. An entrance fee is required for dogs, who can walk around the property with their owners.
This Saturday, Animal Aid of Tulsa will also be in the garden with many dogs up for adoption, as well as information about volunteering with the organization and placement. Additionally, Oklahoma K9 PT will be on hand to promote their dog care and rehabilitation services.
For families who can’t make it to the Tulsa Botanical Garden in person, several kid-friendly science lessons, including how-to videos on dissecting flowers, lessons on photosynthesis, and Oklahoma’s seasons, plus than a DIY leaf mandala, are available on the garden’s website.
New this year are printable coloring pages created by garden staff as well as architectural designers, based on popular garden plants and sculptures from the Children’s Discovery Garden, like the beloved Spring Giant.
“We had staff members create illustrations of our plants, and we also used some of the designs the designers made when creating the actual pieces for the garden – their beautiful designs make great book pages to read. coloring,” Hutson said. “And during COVID, when we made educational videos for kids, we were trying to encourage kids to stay in touch with nature and appreciate it, even at home.”