Myriad Gardens rank among top 10 urban sanctuaries

Published Monday, September 10, 2018
by Chamber Staff

As much as we love the city part of Oklahoma City, we also love its greener side: The parks, the gardens, the foliage, these beautiful pockets of greenery found in an otherwise urban landscape that some call “urban sanctuaries.” Oklahoma City’s not the only place that takes pride in its urban sanctuaries, though it’s home of one of the best according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who ranked the Myriad Botanical Gardens among the nation’s best in their list of “10 urban parks well worth a visit” thanks to the beauty and progress it represents.

“In spite of its diminutive size — just 17 acres — Myriad Botanical Gardens is a huge civic asset as Oklahoma City’s most beautiful and vibrant urban park space. An outgrowth of a downtown revitalization plan by renowned architect I.M. Pei, Myriad’s centerpiece is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, a striking 13,000-square-foot cylindrical glass greenhouse, home to more than a thousand species of tropical and desert plants from six different continents. Outdoor features include ornamental gardens, a six-acre children’s garden and playground, various water features, an off-leash dog park and the Grand Event Lawn — a large festival space that hosts a year-round schedule of special events and horticultural programs.”

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