Park festival set Saturday at Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs is holding its annual Festival in the Park on Saturday at Will Rogers Gardens. The festival will feature seminars on gardening, activities for children and a flower show.
Whether you're looking to turn your thumb green or are just seeking something to do outside before summer begins in earnest, there will be a lot from which to choose Saturday at the Festival in the Park at Will Rogers Gardens.
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The Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs hosts the annual festival, which will include a full slate of gardening seminars, along with activities for children, craft booths and a flower show.
The free event is designed to showcase gardening ideas suited for the local climate and landscape and to draw people to one of the largest green spaces in Oklahoma City.
“Gardening isn't that difficult. It's really a lot of fun,” said the council's Glynnda Johnson. “But growing in our climate is different from everywhere else.”
Those attending the festival also can explore the new trails in the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum, which sits adjacent to the gardens.
The Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant trails follow natural pathways through the arboretum, populated by a variety of trees native to Oklahoma. New benches and other amenities were also part of the project to improve access to the arboretum, and the trails were opened to the public for the first time this spring.
The gardening seminars are open to everyone, Johnson said. Just about anyone with an interest in gardening will learn something new and how to better adapt their gardening skills to Oklahoma.
“People ask, ‘I can't grow this. Why can't I grow this here?'” Johnson said. “Well, first of all, what type of soil do you have? That's what this is for, to get those answers.”
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