Grapes and roses: the alfresco garden of the year returns on September 30

Grapes and Roses is the alfresco garden of the year! This exclusive fundraising event for Woodward Park on Friday, September 30, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy fresh food, fine wine, local beers and imaginative cocktails while supporting the renovation and beautification of one of Tulsa’s oldest parks.

Under the verdant canopy of the Arboretum in Woodward Park, partygoers can mingle with friends and relax at the quiet open-air lounges and farm-style tables. Guests can take an intimate tour of the winding trails or experience jazz under the stars. It’s the perfect night to eat, drink and be merry as you celebrate the crown jewel of Tulsa’s parks.

Each year, the Tulsa Garden Center contributes tens of thousands of dollars in restoration and maintenance throughout Woodward Park. Just in the past few months, park visitors may have noticed renovations bringing the sunken garden back to life, vibrant plant additions to the Rose Garden, and long overdue maintenance and upkeep in the Arboretum. This year, more than 3,000 students experienced engaging science learning through Woodward Park’s outdoor classroom, and these programs and projects are made possible through the generous support of Wine & Roses.

We are so grateful to be working with the experts at Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar again to offer Woodward Park-inspired wine, beer and cocktail tastings across the country. Local fine dining restaurants and eateries offer samples of specially selected appetizers and tasty bites to compliment the drinks.

Guests must be 21 or older to participate. Tulsa Garden Center members can purchase discounted tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

For 68 years, the Tulsa Garden Center has served as the curator of Woodward Park, a free, public park and garden in the heart of Tulsa. The mission of the Tulsa Garden Center as the horticulture headquarters is to serve our community with a variety of educational opportunities and to ensure unique and special experiences for all who visit Woodward Park. As an anchor of our community’s horticultural landscape, the Tulsa Garden Center funds and manages gardens throughout Woodward Park, including xeric gardens, water gardens, herb gardens, vegetable gardens, rock gardens, pollinator gardens and English cottage style gardens.

We want people to know that there is a place for everyone in Woodward Park, so bring your friends and family to enjoy this beautiful public green space. We partner with 19 plant societies and clubs to provide collaborative learning opportunities on a variety of horticultural topics: growing plant species from grafts, fungal foraging, composting, non-traditional houseplant mats, hybridizing irises, and native pollinators to name a few. !

The Teaching Garden at Woodward Park is a collection of demonstration gardens where the public can learn, ask questions and see successful options for their home gardens. We also have a formal horticulture education program each fall where volunteers receive 60 hours of training in gardening and plant care.

A full calendar of events at the park is listed at

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