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Category: OKC Horticulture

Terrariums 101: Making a Garden Under Glass

Terrariums are defined as any sealed container that has soil, water, and plants inside of it. Most terrarium vessels are clear glass and have a lid that can be removed for maintenance and cleaning. While modern terrariums come in many shapes and sizes, the idea behind growing plants in portable containers has been around since the early nineteenth century. British physician and avid botanist, Dr. Nathanial Ward, is credited with discovering and transporting plants on ships using his... Read More
at Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Renovated OKC Zoo Picnic Grounds Now Open for Summer Fun

When guests at the Oklahoma City Zoo round the corner at the flamingo habitat near Island Life, they arrive at the newly renovated picnic area alongside Zoo Lake. This spacious outdoor oasis with stunning lake views is suitable for guests of all ages and features space ideal for picnics, corporate gatherings, special occasions, weddings and events as well as groups of daily guests. The grounds feature two covered areas, the Roughneck and Wildcat Pavilions, that can accommodate... Read More
at Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Master Gardeners “Dig In” at OKC Zoo’s Botanical Garden

Public gardens like those at the Oklahoma City Zoo rely on a steady stream of volunteers to supplement regular garden staff and anyone from retired seniors interested in gardening to horticulture enthusiasts are invited to join the Zoo's botanic team any time of year. I recently visited the Oklahoma State University County Extension Office to speak with a local Master Gardener group regarding the Zoo's diverse volunteer opportunities, including the planting of... Read More
at Monday, January 15, 2018
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Tiptoe Through the Tulips with ZOO BLOOMS 2017

The  Zoo ’s Botanical Garden has been alive with energy as our first official botanical garden event,  ZOO   BLOOMS , made a colorful splash to an early spring and we anticipate a continued mass of electric  blooms  through May! ZOO   BLOOMS  became the largest botanical event celebrated here at the  Zoo  since our national accreditation as a botanical garden back in 1998.  It also was considered the largest tulip festival in Oklahoma,... Read More
at Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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