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View the children's activities at the Botanic Garden below.

Backyard Demo Garden

The Backyard Demo Garden displays different greenhouse structures that can be used at home to grow vegetables and ornamental plants. There is a glass greenhouse, a plastic hoophouse and a school yard garden. Each area has informational plaques with engaging questions for children.


Chicken Coop

The Chicken Coop is one of our most popular displays. Children can feed the chickens and enjoy interacting with these live animals.


Train Garden

The Train Garden showcases a G-scale model train that runs May through October from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays, weather permitting.


Laura’s Bandstand

Laura’s Bandstand is centrally located just west of the main parking lot and is a great meeting place. It has picnic tables available for taking a break, eating lunch,
having a party or holding a class. It also provides some protection should it start to rain.


Sensory Garden

The Sensory Garden highlights each of the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. The sight garden has colorful plants and telescopes; the sound garden has a
xylophone; the touch garden has plants that allow for experiencing different textures; the scent garden has plants that emit fragrance; and the taste garden has plants that are edible or can be used for cooking.


Fairy Garden

The Fairy Garden is a garden in miniature with plants, paths and dwellings sized for mythical inhabitants.


Color Wheel Garden

The Color Wheel Garden has boldly colored plants and flowers featuring yellow, green, blue and red. Four colorful benches also occupy this area and can be used as a resting point or photo opportunity.


Water Garden

The Water Garden is a quiet, shady spot to sit and listen to the trickle of water. It features a waterfall, a small running stream and a pond full of goldfish! Children love visiting the goldfish and can usually identify different sizes of goldfish, representing different generations.


Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden has a playhouse, a long tunnel to crawl through, a Little Free Library, and child-sized tables and chairs nestled in the shade. Nearby is a chess set for slightly older children ready to learn this classic game.


Nature Trail

The Nature Trail is a great way to immerse children in nature. Walk along a stream and discover a pond filled with turtles sunning themselves on logs. Along the trail, look for signage that discusses different insects and crustaceans that might be found.


Vegetable Garden

The Vegetable Garden displays different vegetables and methods of growing vegetables. Guests are welcome to taste the vegetables found in the garden but please don’t pick too many. Leave some for others to enjoy.



Walking the Labyrinth provides a place to exercise and give the mind a break. With only one way in and one way out, it is designed to be a peaceful meditation spot.


Treewalk Village

The Treewalk Village is an exciting structure designed to let children run around and play. As the name implies, it is built into large trees and has bridges, platforms and a slide to offer endless fun.


Restored Prairie

The Restored Prairie has grasses, wildflowers and trees that are native to Oklahoma. It has walking trails through the tall grass and is an immersive space to experience butterflies and moths.


Nature Play Area

In the Nature Play Area, children can let their imaginations run free. It has a mud kitchen where children can “cook” using pots, pans, plates and cups. Children can also build huts from sticks and twigs found in the area and explore fallen tree trunks.


Horticulture Education Center

The Horticulture Education Center is where the restrooms are located! It also has a classroom for meetings, workshops and events and a shaded patio with seating
perfect for an outdoor lunch or snack brea

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