Annual garden tour nods to Tulsa history
Tulsa Garden Club’s 69th annual Garden Tour on May 4 will showcase five private gardens and two interior spaces.
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From a stately Riverside Drive mansion to a cottage in Florence Park, the Tulsa Garden Club’s 69th annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 4 will showcase five private gardens and two interior spaces.
“Because it’s the 90th anniversary for the club, we looked to properties with historical ties, and our anchor for this is the McBirney Mansion, which is part of the Riverview Historic District,” says tour co-chair Brenda Michael-Haggard. Two additional tour gardens are in the Riverside Historic District, followed by two homes in the Florence Park neighborhood.
Each garden has its own interests, creating a diverse tour, Michael-Haggard says. Artist Lydia Franks will be painting at 1748 S. Evanston Ave., and will have some works and notecards available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Club’s ongoing education, beautification and conservation efforts.
At the McBirney Mansion, the Club will sell its custom Garden Deva sculptures and garden poles that give a nod to the Club’s original crest and native Oklahoma plants and animals.
Advance tickets are $10; day-of-tour tickets are $15 and are available at any tour stop. Tour patrons can begin their tour at any location.
Along with its annual garden tour, the Club will host a flower show from 1-4 p.m., May 18, at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Floral design, horticulture specimens, botanical arts and more will be on exhibit during this educational event. Admission is free.
For more details on all of Tulsa Garden Club’s activities, visit tulsagardenclub.org.