Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Myriad Botanical Gardens, a beautiful 17 acre urban park in downtown Oklahoma City. 

Unlike the botanical gardens in Atlanta, you can just walk into the outside garden area right off the street. There are many-tiered walking paths, water features, kids play areas, everything is free except the actual Crystal Bridge enclosure where the exotic plants are located. 

The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory was finished in 1988. The framework that makes up the Conservatory’s unique cylindrical shape was built using 17 tri-cord trusses. The framework was then filled in with over 3,000 individual clear acrylic panels that assist in controlling the tropical atmosphere inside the building. After the building was completed, it took almost another two years to plan, select and install the plant materials.

This past Sunday there were lots of people out enjoying the gardens - we saw a wedding, some graduation photo shoots, family picnics, kids playing in the water features, kids feeding the ducks and fish, everyone enjoying the beautiful day.

~more pictures HERE

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