Begone, cold weather! The Tulsa Botanic Garden ushers in spring with its annual display of over 100,000 blossoms.
The March 14-April 21 event, dubbed Tulsa Botanic Blooms, offers colorful and stunning bulbs, including daffodils, tulips, crocuses and perennials, spread across the garden’s 170 acres.
Along with the flowers, events abound. At 6 p.m. opening night, guests can take a tour with Todd Lasseigne, the garden’s CEO, and discuss the blooms and planting patterns. On St. Patrick’s Day from 1 to 4 p.m., join the Clover Hunt, perfect for families with small children, and search for four-leaf lucky charms and leprechauns. The Full Moon Hike on March 20 is a 1.5-mile trek around the garden, along with s’mores, to round out the evening. Plus, live music is featured from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday, complete with food trucks and beer and wine for sale.
Because turbulent Oklahoma weather makes peak bloom times difficult to anticipate, the garden’s staff has planted a variety of early-, mid- and late-blooming flowers so guests can experience floral beauty throughout the event’s run.
The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Expanded hours welcome guests until 8 p.m. on Thursdays starting March 14. For details, visit tulsabotanic.org