Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory: Lush Oasis in Oklahoma City

There is no doubt that the Crystal Bridge Conservatory blends well with the surrounding downtown Oklahoma City skyscrapers.  The 224-foot long, 70-foot diameter tube covered in translucent acrylic panels complements the steel and glass buildings in the area. Stepping inside the conservatory at Myriad Botanical Gardens, though, and you get the feeling you’ve been transported from hectic city life to a lush tropical oasis. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Myriad Botanical GardensCity beyond the tropicsEntering Crystal Bridge Tropical ConservatoryAt Crystal Bridge ConservatoryLush gardens in Crystal Bridge Tropical ConservatioryButterflyFlowers in Crystal Bridge ConservatoryTropical flowers in Crystal Bridge ConservatoryOutside the conservatory, the earliest signs of spring were present on the early March day that I visited. Pink tulips and purple pansies were bringing renewed life to the browns of winter. Ducks and geese were gliding on the pond, and the waterfall was flowing.

tulipspansiesCrystal Bridge Conservatory exteriorDuckwaterfallIt won’t be long before the grasses are green again, blossoms surround the conservatory, and the entire Myriad Botanical Gardens becomes a relaxing oasis in the midst of busy city life.

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If you visit Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

Myriad Botanical Gardens outdoor grounds are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. There is no admission fee to stroll through the outdoor gardens. Crystal Bridget Tropical Conservatory is open 9 am. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Check the website for admission fees and other details.

Accommodations: We stayed at the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City Autograph Collection during our visit to Oklahoma City. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
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Disclosures: My visit to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory was hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Myriad Botanical Gardens. My admission was complimentary; however, any opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory: Lush Oasis in Oklahoma City

  • April 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Very lovely looking gardens. I have heard (and read) about some great things to do in OKC and I must visit some time.

    • April 12, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      Oklahoma City really does have a lot of great things to do.


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