Situated in downtown Oklahoma City and at a short walk from the city's Amtrack station, the Myriad Botanical Gardens ... More
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Situated in downtown Oklahoma City and at a short walk from the city's Amtrack station, the Myriad Botanical Gardens appear like a green oasis in the middle of the concrete urban crawl that's spread across the city. The gardens are spread across 17 acres (6.9 hectares), and has a lot to offer for locals as well as tourists. Praised for its architecture, the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is a must visit attraction inside the gardens, comprising more than 2000 species of plants to explore. After the extensive renovations in 2011, the Grand Event Lawn in the outer gardens and the Water Stage on the lake is frequently used for hosting events like concerts, theater and movie screenings throughout the year. Also, an ideal spot for picnics, the kids are surely going to love the gardens. Call or visit their website to know more.
There was no crystal bridge, just a rusted one in need of repair, no butterflies, green water and could hardly see the fish, waterfall was weak...nothing like ad. very disappointed! should be free, nothing special.
the gardens are beautiful inside what looks like a giant can laying down. there are waterfalls and exotic plants from all over the world. if you walk around the outside there is a "river" full of large coy that runs underneath and around the outside. it is a little trashy and looks run down, but only on the outside. its something you definitly have to see when you visit oklahoma city.
i go here off an on through the years........it is so beautiful and peaceful........it is a definite must when you visit okc, especially if you love plants....they sure have done an outstanding job with this place.
You wouldn't think you'd find such a well done tropical oasis in the middle of the country - yet Oklahoma City's Central Park lives up to that. The Myriad Gardens is one of downtown's most popular attractions because of its "natural, quiet feel" in the heart of a major city downtown - very similar feeling to NYC Central Park or Chicago's Lincoln Park.
I wish we had something like this in Seattle. ;-(
The Lake in the Park is stocked with Koi and other "gold fish" which love to be fed bread and popcorn. The Crystal Bridge Conservatory is another top attraction - a tropical oasis in itself is full of waterfalls, tropical flowers and trees, even insects from the tropics.
The park is also lined with walkways and a few stages for concerts. All in all, a wonderful attraction for Oklahoma City that does not get a lot of press - but definitely is a true GEM for downtown.
Special Note: the park is AWESOME location for a romantic (and inexpensive) evening for couples!!! The mature Trees of the park also provide decent shade from the oppressive Oklahoma summers!
My family loved the Gardens. It's a beautiful place with a large selection of plants and flowers and was well worth the money. The waterfall is amazing. My son especially liked the birds. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The only bad things are that there were no diaper changing areas in the bathrooms and it's not very accessible for strollers/wheelchairs.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens was a pleasant surprise for us. It was near our hotel so we could walk and not worry about parking. We walked the gardens and enjoyed the plants, fountains, fish and peacefulness of these gardens free of charge. We visited the indoor exibit (cost for this) and enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed watching children feed bread to the fish and turtles in the garden ponds. It was hard to believe we were in downtown Oklahoma City in the Business/Bricktown areas because it was so peaceful, quiet and beautiful here.
This is the perfect place to take a break from the hussel & bussel of everyday life!
The Botanical Gardens were very nice and pretty even though the day we went it was over 110 degrees outside so inside we were defently sweating, since it was so humid. Kids get to do a questionare. The guy who ran the place seemed strange. The plants were marvelous.
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