By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2007
Visitors to a past SpringFest enjoy the grounds and merchants at the Tulsa Garden Center.
Spring has sprung! Are you ready to start digging in the dirt to make your landscape beautiful again after the long, cold winter? The Tulsa Garden Center’s SpringFest, Garden Market and Festival is the place to get started on your garden projects.
Every imaginable type of plant, garden art, food and fun will be found at SpringFest on April 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nurseries, gardeners and artists have come together for the festival every April since 1993 on the beautiful grounds of the Snedden mansion.
Seven local nurseries will offer garden favorites such as impatiens, begonias and herbs, as well as more unusual varieties of plants and flowers. Linnaeus gardeners will be available to answer any gardening questions. They will also be selling “living salad bowls,” which are “pass-along” plants from their own gardens, and a variety of three custom-picked tomato plants for Tulsa area gardeners. The first 200 visitors to SpringFest on Friday and Saturday will receive a free tomato plant.
Get ready to bring the whole family and spend a fun-filled day at this favorite springtime festival. Children will find many activities on Saturday at the “Kid Zone,” including inflatables, face painting and balloon sculptures. Safari Joe will be offering pony rides, and he will have a variety of animals for everyone to experience. Enjoy shopping among the beautiful dogwoods of the mansion’s front lawn, where you will find many plants, as well as unique items for you, your home and garden. Over 50 different vendors will be selling their merchandise. Stop and take a rest under the shade trees and enjoy refreshments available from an assortment of food vendors.
Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Garden Center Gift Shop for even more garden-related items, unique gifts and beautiful Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, a state-of-the-art demonstration garden in Woodward Park that offers an array of ideas for the home gardener. Areas of the garden can offer visitors the opportunity to observe the growing of vegetables, annuals, perennials, woody plants and groundcovers. Enjoy the sound of moving water and the dance of the multi-colored koi fish in the large water garden.
Before the festival, Tulsa Garden Center members will have the opportunity to preview and purchase items at the Garden Market and Festival. During the preview on April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m., members will be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by Upper Crust. Tulsa Garden Center memberships are available by calling 746-5125 or by visiting the website at www.tulsagardencenter.com.
Whether you need herbs for your kitchen window box or a beautiful garden sculpture, Tulsa Garden Center’s SpringFest Garden Market and Festival is the place to find it. Get in touch with your green side at 2435 S. Peoria on April 13 and 14. Proceeds from SpringFest benefit the Tulsa Garden Center. For more information, call 746-5125 or visit the website at www.tulsagardencenter.com.