Published on: August 27, 2019

September 2019 Events 
Have you heard? We’re bringing author Amy Stewart to Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 28! Get your tickets now for our 4th annual literary brunch – Wicked Plants – where she’ll share tales from this New York Times best selling book.  Amy will also be sharing stories from The Drunken Botanist: Plants that Make the Worlds’ Great Drinks that night at OK Distilling Co.  Tickets for each event are available on our website Wicked Plants brunch and The Drunken Botanist

Sunday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Dog Day  
Thursday, Sept. 5, 5-8 p.m.: Dog Night

Four-legged family members can join you to sniff and stroll the Garden.  Free for Garden members and member dogs. Regular admission and $4 per dog for non-members. 

Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Pruning for Natural Shape & Plant Health
Children’s Discovery Garden Curator Ellen Weatherholt will demonstrate her most-trusted pruning techniques on a variety of woody perennial plants and smaller trees.

Friday, Sept. 6: 6-11 p.m.: Star Party 
BA Sidewalk Astronomer will be at the Garden with telescopes for viewing the night sky. Make a star chart and moon phase flip book, and take a selfie with the Moon. MASA Food truck and cash bar 7-10 p.m. Free for Garden members; regular admission for non-members.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m.: Members’ Preview Plant Sale

Garden members shop first and get their member discount! Sale will be inside the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange.  List of plants will be posted closer to sale date.


Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Propagating Plants

 Join a horticulturist for a short walk in the Garden and help them in collecting specific plants to propagate for our 2020 summer display. Learn how our staff manages to save tender tropical plants from our cold and windy winters. 


Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Fall Plant Sale
Shop for plants perfect for fall planting or greening the inside of your home


Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tree Planting Project

Watch and learn proper planting techniques from our horticulture staff then work with them to plant trees and shrubs.  Shovels provided. Closed-toe shoes required. Bring gloves/water bottle. Age 16+


Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.: U.S. Postal Service First-Day-of-Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony

The Garden will host the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Dedication Ceremony for Winter Berries Forever Stamp. Admission will be free from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Public is invited. RSVP at


Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Pruning for Formal Shape & Plant Health

Tandy Floral Terraces Senior Horticulturist Corrie Taylor will demonstrate a variety of pruning techniques and share some of the specialized equipment she uses.


Friday, Sept. 20:  Deadline for Scarecrow Registrations!


Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pollinator Surveys

Get a Pollinator Survey in our Visitor Center to record what you see. September is typically peak butterfly season at the Garden. Open to all ages.


Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m.: Work Party and Weenie Roast

Help our horticulture staff with fall gardening basics (weeding, mulching) 6-7pm then enjoy a weenie roast and cash bar (donations for food).  Geared for ages 16+; Closed-toe shoes required. RSVP to


Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.: 4th Annual Brunch – Wicked Plants: Exploring Horticultural Horrors with author Amy Stewart – Tickets/details
Saturday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.: The Drunken Botanist – talk with author Amy Stewart at OK Distilling Co- Tickets/ details


Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.: Pollinator Plant Walk  

Horticulturist Robert Perry will lead a walk through the Children’s Discovery Garden to point out some of the most popular pollinator plants. Open to all ages.