Published on: August 02, 2023

August 2023 Garden hours in August have changed to Tues.-Sun, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Make a Scarecrow for our Autumn in the Botanic Garden Festival!

Registration for our annual Scarecrow contest during Autumn in the Botanic Garden will be opening in early August. Entry fee is $30 and includes assistance with set-up and tear down.

Prizes: People’s Choice Award is determined by votes from Garden visitors. Best in Show is determined by judges. Each award wins a $100 prize and free entry for next year. See website for details. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.

Friday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.: First Friday Horticulture Tour Join one of our horticulturists for a 45-minute walking tour. Tour is free with paid admission. Reserve tour tickets and buy admission tickets on the website or by phone.


Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Second Saturday Dog Day

Bring your pup for this special day when they can join you for a Garden walk. Dogs must be on a 6’ or shorter non-retractable leash. Owners must clean up after their pets. We have misting stations in the Children’s Discovery Garden and Tandy Floral Terraces. Please bring water bowl. Dogs are free, but tickets are required. Get advance tickets on the website for quick check in when you arrive.


Saturday, August 26, 9:15-10:45 a.m.: Yoga & Meditation Workshop (inside Mabee Grange)

Katie Kelly, RYT 200, will again be leading this popular yoga and meditation workshop inside our Mabee Grange building with views to the Garden. All levels of experience will benefit. Class size limited. Find details and tickets on the website. Tickets include Garden admission and are $5 for Garden members; $20 for non-members.


Coming in September:

Garden hours in September will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun.
Starting Thursday, September 21, the Garden will be open late on Thursday evenings during Autumn in the Botanic Garden for Bands & Blooms.


Friday, September 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: INFUSED: Botanical Cocktails

Experience cocktails infused with the fruits, flowers, and foliage of the Garden. Horticulturist and bartender, Jeffrey Fox, will demonstrate how to feature the tastes and smells of your garden in homemade cocktails. Workshop will include infused spirit tasting, two cocktails, two mocktails, light refreshments, recipe cards, and admission to the Garden. All attendees must be age 21 or older with a proper ID. This event will be held inside the Garden’s Mabee Grange.

Tickets: Purchase Aug 4-Aug 11 for Early Bird Pricing: Garden Member: $60, Non-member: $70; Table of 8: Member: $430, Non-member: $510

Ticket prices Aug. 12-Sept. 1: Garden Member: $70, Non-member: $80; Table of 8: Member-$510, Non-member: $590


Thursday, September 21, 6-9 p.m.: Save the Date for Dinner with Chef Andrew Black, 2023 James Beard Award winner, Best Chef Southwest

Watch for more details and tickets for this special dinner at The Summit Club benefiting Tulsa Botanic Garden.