Sunday, June 30, 2013

Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City

It's a lazy Sunday here, with nothing to report so I thought I'd post some photos from last month's trip to Oklahoma City. One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to the Myriad Botanical Gardens located in downtown Oklahoma City.
This is a 17 acre park which includes the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Admission to the conservatory is $7, or $6 if you're over 62 or active military. The conservatory is 3 stories high, and it's absolutely jam-packed with incredible flowers and vegetation, and a large number of butterflies. Much of the space is like a tropical rainforest with small waterfalls cascading down rock formations and very high humidity, and the other end is very arid, with cacti and succulents of all sorts. Successfully maintaining two completely different micro climates in one large space is quite a feat. The conservatory building is built above an outdoor water feature in the park. This is definitely worth a visit if you are in the OKC area.

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