By: Dylan Axsom | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019
For over 20 years, SpringFest at Woodward Park has been a must-visit event for all things gardening. SpringFest is a garden market and festival and is one of the major fundraisers for the Tulsa Garden Center, whose mission is to provide horticultural and environmental education opportunities as the horticultural headquarters of the Tulsa area. SpringFest will be held at the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. April 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large variety of plants, gardening information, garden art, a kid’s zone and food and fun for the whole family.
Local plant nurseries will offer the newest and best plant selections for sale, while the popular Linnaeus Teaching Garden plant tent will be full of plants for sale as well. It’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any gardening questions you might have
– beginner or advanced – to professional nurserymen and women, as well as Linnaeus Gardeners and Tulsa Master Gardeners.
Organizations expected to participate are the Green Country Water Garden Society, Northeastern Oklahoma Beekeepers Association, Tulsa Garden Club, Tulsa Herb Society, Tulsa Rose Society and Up With Trees, with many more on the way. Food trucks will be parked outside, and TW’s Catering will also be serving food inside the Mansion.
After shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, guests are encouraged to visit the rest of Woodward Park. Take a stroll through the peaceful arboretum, the first one established in Tulsa back in 1964, or the historic Rose Garden, which is currently housing perennials and test roses since being affected by Rose Rosette Disease. Explore the Conservatory, a beautiful Victorian-style greenhouse, or the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, a state-of-the-art demonstration garden in Woodward Park which offers an array of ideas for the home gardener.
Our next-door neighbors at the Tulsa Historical Society will also be open and free to the public with their Free First Saturday event which features a special program for visitors.
In order to maintain a safe environment for pedestrians and vehicles, all customer parking in front of the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion is considered “Preferred Parking” and will have an associated parking fee of $5 per vehicle. Tulsa Garden Center members and those with visible Disability Parking Placards park for free, and a free off-site shuttle service will be available as well.
Proceeds from SpringFest at Woodward Park benefit Woodward Park educational programs. To stay updated on all things SpringFest, please visit our website at www.tulsagardencenter.org/springfest or follow us on Facebook or Instagram @TulsaGardenCenter.
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