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Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden

If you didn’t see the unveiling of Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden at the Centennial Celebration last year, you may not know much about it. The garden is being developed on 240 acres seven miles northwest of downtown Tulsa.

It will offer diverse and colorful scenes in 15 major theme gardens including the Rose and Fragrance, Watercolor, Demonstration, Pattern, America the Beautiful, Mexican, Wildflower, Horticulture Therapy and Children’s gardens.

Other features will include a 7-acre lake with Oriental Garden island and a 75-foot water fountain, 3,000-seat Amphitheater, Visitor Center, Interfaith Chapel, education buildings, three-story Observation Tower, Conservatory, and tram service.

Creators of the master plan expect 300,000 people a year to visit the garden when it is completed. Plans call for the $40 million Garden to be completed in 10 years.

A select group of patrons will attend an annual Circle Dinner for the garden on September 23. In addition to being part of a grand project, the patrons at the Circle Dinner get to hear guest speaker John Alex Floyd, vice president and editor of Southern Living magazine.

To become a circle patron or for other information, contact Carrie Vesely Henderson at 728-2703 or carrie@botanicalgardentulsa.org. [ Via Tulsa World ]

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September 12th, 2008



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