In anticipation of the Tulsa Garden Center’s 70th year, as well as our historic Mansion’s 100th anniversary, our staff and volunteers have been busy

little bees, cleaning house, planning, and making preparations for the next era of horticultural guardians. To celebrate our longevity of mission, one that is especially relevant now more than ever, the Tulsa Garden Center is delighted to present a spectacular new fundraising gala, The Tasting at Woodward Park.

 

For over 20 years the Tulsa Garden Center hosted An Evening of Wine & Roses, a much beloved event which truly embodied elegance in the garden. For 2017, this historic event has been transformed into an updated and gorgeous experience.

 

The Tasting at Woodward Park not only represents a new paradigm for the Tulsa Garden Center, it also symbolizes a long-needed transition for the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden. What was once a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and heady scents within a monoculture of roses became a heart wrenching Grey Gardens of disease and weeds, all because of a tiny mite. Today, though, the Tulsa Rose Garden is quickly becoming a multi-faceted green space being modernized to include perennials, native plants, and annuals, all friendly to pollinators, as well as hundreds of new rose bushes representing varieties brought in from around the United States to be tested for resistance to Rose Rosette Disease.

 

The Tasting at Woodward Park will continue the tradition of matching upscale wines with delectable hors d’oeuvres to provide a stimulating gastronomical experience, all while enjoying leisurely strolls through some of the most beautiful gardens in Tulsa. This exclusive Garden Party styled event also includes a redesigned footprint in Woodward Park, encompassing the uppermost terrace of the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden as well as the ever-stunning Linnaeus Teaching Garden, our flagship program.

 

Scheduled for Friday, September 29th, guests can begin arriving at 7:00pm and will be greeted by valet parking. After checking in and receiving your complimentary wine glass, you will then be treated to a variety of high end food and beverages, while being encouraged to stay until a culmination of fireworks concludes the evening at 9:30pm.

 

Ticket prices include a discount for Tulsa Garden Center members, at $150 per person, or $175 for non-members. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 400 guests. Proceeds from The Tasting at Woodward Park benefit our mission of providing horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area.

 

For reservations and payments, please see the online payment options above, or phone us at 918-576-5155. Attendees must be 21 years or older and proof of age is required.

 

CONFIRMED VINTNERS, RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER TASTING PARTNERS: