After the initial reopening, the Oklahoma City Council formed the Garden Development Team; A group of 19 people responsible for overseeing the planning, construction and protection of the gardens. Then, in 1975, the city council bought $ 900,000 worth of land for the garden. The development team had a plan to build a conservatory of fine arts, but did not have enough funds to do so. So, the Miriad Gardens Fund was created. The Fine Arts Conservatory was completed in the late 1980s, and today the current director of gardens, Moerin Heffernen, and other garden staff are planning to build and maintain other botanical gardens.
Myriad Gardens attractions include Sheridan lawns and wave trunks, Meinders Gardens, Dog Shelter, Blue Stage and Main Square grounds, Thunder Fountain, Kids Playground and Lake Crossing.
This conservatory is 1,200 square meters full of plants that grow in dry and wet tropics. Crystal Bridge Conservatory is admired for its diverse and extensive collection of plants as well as its unique architecture. It is necessary to point out that to visit the attractions here, you have to pay a separate entrance fee, and the working hours of these attractions are different from the rest of Myriad Gardens. Crystal Bridge Conservatory is open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. So, if you want to visit this conservatory, you can spend the rest of your time visiting Myriad Gardens.
The Devon Hockey Field is located in the center of the garden and is open from mid-November to the end of January. Every year, Oklahoma City residents and tourists eagerly await the reopening of the hockey court to skate. It should be noted that, like the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, the Devon Hockey Field has a separate entrance fee and different opening hours.
The garden also offers a variety of educational opportunities for people of all ages and offers a variety of tours, such as group games, guided tours for adults and school camps. Each tour creates a different experience for visitors, and group tours even have benefits such as a special lunch with a discount. Apart from special tours, Miriad Botanical Gardens also offers various classes for visitors that make botany and gardening a part of everyday life.
Although most children’s education programs change with the seasons, there are a number of permanent programs, such as Reading Wednesdays and Pizza Pie Party. Storytelling is held on Wednesdays from 10 am to 11 am and is open to the public. In it, a guest reads a story about nature or related to a particular season, and then helps the children make crafts. During the Pizza Pie era, children bake their own pizza with natural and organic ingredients and have the opportunity to make one of their favorite dishes and learn about the health benefits of organic ingredients and the environment.