An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2022
Our annual Autumn in the Botanic Garden festival kicks off Thursday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2022. The Garden will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with late hours (open until 8 p.m.) on Thursdays, during Autumn in the Botanic Garden
Tuesday-Sunday (included with regular admission): Explore our Oklahoma-shaped straw hay maze and shop from over 14 varieties of pumpkins and gourds as well as dried heirloom cob corn.
See the display of scarecrows created by students, artists, families, friends, businesses and organizations and vote for your favorite to win this year’s People’s Choice Award.
Pick up our fall-themed garden scavenger hunt and see what you can find while strolling through our lush gardens.
Every Thursday 6-8 p.m.: Bands & Blooms features live music from 6-8 p.m. along with food and drink options, including local beer, wine and cocktails. Local ice cream cart Cherry & Bark will be on hand every week with ice cream for sale. Food and drinks available starting 5:30 p.m. from our Garden of Eatin’, and some dates will also include a food truck (V’Fresco on 10/27). Visitors can bring chairs or blankets to enjoy music on the lawn or while strolling the Garden.
Bands & Blooms 2022 is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.
Bands & Blooms 2022 schedule:
Regular admission applies for Bands & Blooms (see pricing for BOO-tanical Trick-or-Treating below).
Thursday nights in October will include optional family-friendly BOO-tanical Trick-or-Treating trail with eight fun, educational nature-themed stations including “Maggot Painting” offered in partnership with OSU Entomology Department. Each child gets a trick-or-treat bag with their trick-or-treating ticket to collect unique treats like bug, bird and wildlife trading cards, insect toys, vegetable seeds for planting, candy and more. There will also be a kids’ costume contest at 7 p.m. each week on the Great Lawn. Cost for participating in the BOO-tanical trick-or-treating is $10/child in advance, $12 day of, in addition to a regular admission ticket. Spaces are limited and at-the-door tickets are not guaranteed.
Advance tickets: Members | Free
Non-members: Ages 16+ | $8; Ages 3-15 | $4
Day of Tickets : Ages 16+ | $10; Ages 3-15 | $5
Children ages 2 and under are Free but do require a ticket.
All transactions at the Garden are cashless. We accept major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.