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March 9-12, 2017

Wondering how to survive another week of winter cabin fever?  Tulsa Master Gardeners are coming to your rescue.  Months of planning and preparation come together for four days in Mid-March for the HBA Home and Garden Show.  March 9th through the 12th, MGs will showcase a variety of gardening ideas and research based information which will motivate our visitors to create their own green space.

Thousands of visitors will flock to our center space in “The Gardens” (lower level of the River Spirit Center on the Tulsa Fairgrounds) to learn gardening techniques and stroll through our creative gardens.  Inspired by the 2017 Home Builder’s Associations’ theme to pay homage to our military and first responders, Tulsa Master Gardeners have assembled numerous tranquil spaces. 

Sit on a bench in the Memorial Garden set around a calming pool reflecting flags of all branches of our armed services.  A cottage with a Four Season Garden is depicted with “visitors” arriving to pay tribute to an MIA family in a museum setting (complete with a cannon.).  Zen, Butterfly and Water Gardens add to the peaceful serenity of other sections of the MG area.  Children will learn how insects eat while they assemble “bug heads” with various mouth-types in the KidZone.  Adjacent to the children’s area live and displayed insects will fascinate all members of the family.  Petting is permitted in the Insect Adventure area…if you dare! 

A vintage firetruck will be easy to spot in this area, too.  A henhouse, composting area and rain barrels can be found in The Victory Garden on the northwest corner of the exhibit area.  Learn which plants grow best in our part of the world in our state-shaped Oklahoma Proven Garden.

Tulsa Master Gardeners will be on hand throughout the exhibits to answer questions and give visitors free Garden Journals, tree seedlings and other goodies.  As a special treat, Oklahoma Gardening host Casey Hentges will be in the booth to chat with visitors and give out small gardening gifts on Saturday, the 11th.