Category: OKC Horticulture
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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...
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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...
at Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
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...
at Monday, January 15, 2018
Tuesday, May 2, 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,...
at Tuesday, May 2, 2017