Oklahoma Public Gardens & Horticultural Attractions
This is a list of public gardens and horticultural attractions throughout Oklahoma. If you know of updates to our information or other gardens that we should add please contact us and we will get them added. Get out there and enjoy the beauty!
- Bivin Garden
What began as a landscaped flower garden in Shidler has now become a six-acre tract of spacious lawns, numerous flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs. The focal points at the Bivin Garden are rock gardens with decorative rocks from Africa and South America, as well as ornamental ponds with fountains and hundreds of plants. You may even come across a peacock or two roaming through the gardens.
500 West 1st Street
(one quarter of a mile west of Shidler on Highway 11)
- Cann Memorial Garden
Ponca City, OK
The Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens are ten acres of botanical gardens located in Ponca City, OK. Workshops and seminars are held in the magnificent two-story prairie home. Visitors may stroll under a wisteria arbor, past a gazebo, around a lily pond, and through beds of perennials, herbs and annuals.
14th and Grand in Ponca City
- Campus Grounds and Gardens at Oklahoma State University
- Garrard Ardeneum
Visitors will enjoy the tranquility of beautifully landscaped gardens and a step into the past with antique furnishings, maps, photographs, and historical items. This beautiful home and grounds are the setting for receptions, weddings, and photography shoots.
501 North Fifth
McAlester, OK 74502
- Gilcrease Museum and Gardens
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, including an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material. Beyond the extensive Gilcrease collection and exhibits are its beautiful gardens. Using the Gilcrease collections as a guide, themed gardens have been developed on 23 of the museum’s 460 acres. The Pre-Columbian, Pioneer, Colonial, Victorian and Rock gardens enhance the museum’s collections by reflecting gardening styles and techniques from the American West. Gilcrease is the only known art museum to have these educational and inspirational gardens on one site.
The museum and gardens are accessible to individuals with physical challenges. Stuart Park is partially accessible to individuals with physical challenges.
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, OK 74127
- Hambrick Botanical Garden
Oklahoma City, OK
The Hambrick Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located on the grounds of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
There are four gardens on the grounds: the Norma Sutherland Garden with waterfall, ponds, and natural vegetation; the Atherton Garden; the Western States Plaza with flower beds and water feature; and the Hambrick Garden with streams, trees, flower beds, and sculptures including Paint Mare and Filly.
1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Honor Heights Park
Originally purchased by the City of Muskogee in 1909, Honor Heights Park has proved to be the “the crown jewel" in Muskogee’s park system. The idyllic setting of the features of this 132-acre park makes it attractive to visitors year round. There are many picnic areas, two picnic shelters, a pavilion, a gift shop, gazebos, and public restrooms. You will also find activities such as fishing in 5 lakes & ponds from the shore of our fully accessible fishing docks, playground and splash pad, open play areas, and three tennis courts. Honor Heights Parks seasonal activities include Garden of Lights featuring Winter Skate and a Gift Shop, Azalea Festival.
1400 Honor Heights Drive
Located between 40th & 48th St. Turn on to Honor Heights Drive off of Okmulgee Street and drive past the VA Hospital to enter the park.
- Inspiration Garden
Traverse the community gardens at Lake Eufaula to take in a vibrant landscape full of floral arrangements. At Eufaula Inspiration Garden, tour through the donated flower beds, shrubs and trees for a burst of peace and relaxation. Explore the varieties of colorful flowers and thriving trees during your walk through the garden. You can even take a seat on one of the ornamental benches within the garden to enjoy the serenity of the gorgeous greens mixed with splashes of bold colors.
701 South Main Street
- Jo Allen Lowe Park
Jo Allyn Lowe Park was created in 1980 from land donated by Harold and Carolyn Price in 1971 and Joe and Etsuko Price in 1979. In all it covers 31.74 acres of water and rolling land. The Park contains an arboretum, restrooms, a drinking fountain and several picnic tables, along with 2 one table picnic shelters. A handicap accessible fishing pier sits at the south end of the lake. Many different species of ducks and geese populate the park and lake. There are also several benches for people who wish to pause for a while to enjoy the out of doors in this lovely setting with such a wide variety of attractions.
Located at Price and Locust Roads in Bartlesville, OK
- Kerr Arboretum and Botanical Area
The Robert S. Kerr Memorial Arboretum, Nature Center and Botanical Area (8,026 acres) is an arboretum and nature preserve in the Ouachita National Forest, near Talihina, Oklahoma, containing plant communities significant in their occurrence, variety, and location. It is open for hiking, equestrianism, sightseeing, photography, nature study, and bird watching. Facilities include three short interpretive trails, flush toilets, drinking water fountain, the Pine Valley Trailhead, State Line Monument, and Castle Rock vista. No developed recreation facilities are found here, and there are few, if any, signs. Mountain bikes, hang gliders, and motorized vehicles are not permitted.
It is bordered by U.S. 270-59 and Forest Road 6007 on the North and the Talimena Scenic Byway (east of U.S. 259) to the West and South.
- Kirkpatrick Garden
OSU-OKC in Oklahoma City, OK
The facility is situated on 40 acres, carefully planned and planted with demonstration gardens for flowers, fruits and vegetables, and tree and shrub collections, which serve as outdoor classrooms. Most of the plant materials in the gardens are marked to allow visitors to identify plants as they stroll through them. Currently, specific garden areas of the Kirkpatrick Horticulture Center include the Path of Life Rose Garden, the Sensational Garden, the Community Garden, the Butterfly Garden, and the Tree and Shrub Arboretum.
The Horticulture Center also hosts the OSU-OKC Farmers Market. This year-round market features 100% Oklahoma grown produce, meats, dairy, plants and flowers.
400 North Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
- Lendonwood Gardens
A Botanical Treasure in Northeast Oklahoma. Come stroll through Lendonwood Gardens, an eight-acre botanical garden near Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma. Shady pathways meander through more than 1,200 different types of plants.
Lendonwood features seven distinct gardens, each with a theme and atmosphere all its own.
1308 West 13th Street, Grove, OK
- McAlester Arboretum
The McAlester Arboretum features 25 acres of some of the most unique trees and plants in the country, including one of the largest collections of named cultivars of Oaks and Redbuds west of the Mississippi River.
Mike Deak Field
South 13th Street & Vieux Drive
North Central Oklahoma Cactus Botanical Garden
The North Central Oklahoma Cactus Botanical Garden has 1500-plus varieties of exotic cacti and succulents in 2 locations.
308 West Main in Covington, OK
- North Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum
North Oklahoma Botanical Garden and Arboretum is a botanical garden and arboretum on the campus of Northern Oklahoma College. Today's gardens include an arboretum and butterfly, display, herb, perennial, rose, and sensory gardens. In February 1993 a Quonset greenhouse (2016 square feet) was added, with a 7,500 plant capacity for growing annual bedding plants. Since that time, 4,000 to 6,000 annual bedding plants have been planted each spring. In 1995 a mass planting of 150 redbuds marked the first annual Redbud Festival.
1220 East Grand, Tonkawa, OK
- Philbrook Museum and Gardens
In 1938 Waite Phillips surprised Tulsans with the announcement of his gift of the 72-room mansion and surrounding 23 acres of grounds as an art center for the city of Tulsa. The vision first made possible by Waite and Genevieve Phillips is now one of America's finest art museums. Guests are invited to take a walking tour of the gardens. The essence of the garden design continues to be Italianate, complementing Villa Philbrook with outdoor spaces for viewing nature. The south garden boasts a sensory garden complete with meditative niches, created from plant materials and wrought iron featuring similar arch designs found in Villa Philbrook.
2727 South Rockford Road
- The Botanic Garden at OSU
Engage the senses, unleash your imagination and wander a trail of discovery at The Botanic Garden, home of Oklahoma Gardening Television. Enjoy the walking trails and the beautiful display gardens featured on Oklahoma Gardening and explore ways to build a more sustainable living environment.
For info: (405) 744-5404
- The Linnaeus Teaching Garden
The Linnaeus Teaching Garden is a demonstration/teaching garden in Woodward Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, staffed by well-trained volunteers who share their knowledge and love of gardening with the public. All Garden areas are accessible via ramps and paved pathways. No pets, except service animals, please.
Located in the Woodward Park complex due east of the Rose Garden and the Tulsa Garden Center at:
2435 South Peoria Avenue
- The Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
Myriad Botanical Gardens is one of Oklahoma City’s most beautiful and vibrant garden and park spaces offering visitors a 15-acre natural escape in the heart of downtown. The outdoor spaces include: ornamental gardens, a children’s garden and playground, Great Lawn, lake, an off-leash dog park, water features including splash fountains for children and walking and jogging paths. The centerpiece of the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of beautifully displayed tropical and desert plantings. Within the 13,000 square feet, you will discover 750 varieties of plants, a cascading waterfall and a sky bridge to experience stunning views into the tropical forest.
301 West Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
For info: (405) 445-7080
- The Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden
Oklahoma City, OK
The Oklahoma City Zoo is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as both a living museum and a botanical garden with world-class habitats; a diverse animal collection of 1,400 species; a new, state-of-the-art animal hospital; and a membership base of more than 28,000. The Zoo participates in numerous cooperative Species Survival Plan projects and is dedicated to the conservation of rare and endangered wildlife.
2101 Northeast 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
- The Tulsa Botanic Garden
- Tulsa Garden Center
Tulsa Garden Center, located in historic Woodward Park, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area. A primary goal is to promote learning about plants through educational and recreational programs, while preserving the heritage of its historic building. Tulsa Garden Center fulfills its role as part of a larger botanical community by advocating responsible stewardship of plants and their habitats and frequently sponsors lectures, classes, shows and special events. Nearly 30 affiliated organizations call Tulsa Garden Center home for horticultural and environmental activities.
- Tulsa Zoo
- Washington-Irving Park and Arboretum
This 32.5 acre wonderfully wooded park is located just north of the Arkansas River Bridge on Memorial, in Bixby (just south of 134th and Memorial. Located in the park, visitors will find a walking trail, picnic tables, the Laci Dawn Hill Butterfly Garden, memorials to the children of the Murrah Building Bombing, and to the World Trade Center Terrorist Act. Other developments include an amphitheater and a restroom facility with covered patio. The BBQ ‘n Music Festival is held each year here, providing a shaded, pleasant atmosphere for festival attendees.
13700 South Memorial Drive, Bixby
- Will Rogers Gardens and Garden Center
Oklahoma City, OK
More than a city park, the Will Rogers Gardens provides hands-on gardening and horticulture classes throughout the year for visitors all ages. Programs focus on simple "how-to" instruction for gardening and home landscape maintenance. Special events, holiday and family-friendly workshops and classes add to the fun. Each class is taught by an experienced horticulturalist. In addition, Gardens staff works with horticulture educators from the Oklahoma State University County-Extension Center to provide Master Gardeners the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-life garden setting.
3400 Northwest 36th Street (between I-44 and Portland Avenue)
Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum
Contained within the Will Rogers Gardens
The rolling ten acres of the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum features hundreds of varieties of trees, including Oklahoma native species as well as specimens rarely found in the state. The oldest trees in the arboretum were planted by horticulturalist Henry Walter in the 1930s. Thanks to a generous gift from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the arboretum now features an ADA accessible trail, plus new entry portals on the north and south side of the garden.
Ed Lycan Conservatory
Contained within the Will Rogers Gardens
The jewel of the Gardens is the Ed Lycan Conservatory, a glass-enclosed Lord & Burnham greenhouse inspired by 19th-century Victorian architecture. For many years, the Conservatory served as a popular venue for flower shows and gardening exhibitions. A 2013 renovation project revitalized the historic structure, and the Conservatory now houses one of the state's largest permanent collections of cacti and succulents. It is also available as an event hall for weddings and other celebrations.
- William Fremont Harn Gardens
Step back in time at the Historic Harn Homestead Museum. Learn about the territorial life of Oklahoma. This beautiful outdoor museum is original Land Run property and home to some of the most unique treasures of Oklahoma’s past. Schedule your visit today and reminisce about days gone by and the traditions of Oklahoma’s early settlers. The Harn Homestead Museum is the perfect venue for your next event - small, large or in-between. Our 10 acres of beautifully landscaped museum grounds provides a picturesque backdrop for events of all styles.
1721 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
- Woolaroc Museum
With its wildlife preserve, rustic lodge, outstanding museum and rugged natural environment. Woolaroc embodies the natural environment, cultural heritage, history and early values that made America great. It is a diverse and unique experience to be enjoyed by the entire family.
Woolaroc is located on Oklahoma State Highway 123 twelve (12) miles southwest of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
- Woodward Park
Woodward Park is a 45-acre (18 ha) public park, botanical garden, and arboretum. The park was designed to provide its visitors experience with a variety of horticultural subjects. It contains a number of specialty gardens, including those featuring spring flowers, tropical plants and cacti, the Tulsa Rose Garden, the Tulsa Garden Center, and the Tulsa Arboretum. The park is particularly known for its azaleas, as well as tulips, irises, dogwoods, and redbuds.
2324 South Rockford Avenue