Published on: September 05, 2023

Garden hours in September are Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. During Autumn in the Botanic Garden, hours on Thursdays will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Make a Scarecrow for our Autumn in the Botanic Garden Festival!
Think outside the overalls and show your creativity by making a scarecrow for display during Autumn in the Botanic Garden! People’s Choice Award and Best in Show win $100 prize each. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.

Friday, Sept. 1: Registration closes for INFUSED – see below

Friday, Sept. 1, 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 online or by phone.

Monday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Garden will be open on Labor Day.

Friday, Sept. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Second Saturday Dog Day
Bring your pup for this special day when they can join you for a Garden walk. Dog-friendly businesses will be onsite from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get advance tickets here.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.: Dinner with Chef Andrew Black
Enjoy an exceptional dinner with Chef Andrew Black who was recently named 2023 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest. Ticket sales close Sept. 18.

Thursday, Sept. 21-Tuesday, Oct. 31: Autumn in the Botanic Garden presented by Blue Sky Bank/Wendy and Gentner Drummond
We’re ushering in fall with pumpkins, scarecrows, six weekly Bands & Blooms concerts and family fun BOOtanical activities, sponsored by Ferguson Subaru, on Thursday evenings in October. Over 13 varieties of pumpkins and gourds will be available for sale throughout the event. Scarecrows made by the community will be up and visitors can vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.  Each Thursday the Garden will stay open until 8 p.m. for our Bands & Blooms with food and drinks available for sale and live music from 6-8 p.m.  Visitors can bring blankets or chairs to set on the lawn to enjoy the music or stroll the Garden.   Kicking off our fall Bands & Blooms on Sept. 21 will be Tulsa-based indie folk-rock duo Desi and Cody  
Every Thursday evening we will also have a costumed character to greet families!  

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:15-11:45 a.m.: Yoga & Meditation – cancelled

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m.: Bands & Blooms – Johnny Murrell
Johnny Murrell is a local singer/songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur raised in Tulsa. He writes and performs his original music on piano and guitar, with a unique, soulful-rock, and classic pop style.