The Myriad Botanical Gardens and its Crystal Bridge is one of Oklahoma City’s most recognized landmarks. The gardens have, however, been closed for the better part of the year for renovations and additions. That’s kind of been a good thing—with the construction of the new Devon Tower so close to the gardens traffic in the area has been absolutely horrible, so there’s been no better time to close. However, the gardens will officially reopen on October 15th with a huge Festival on the Green. The gardens did actually reopen temporarily for the Festival of the Arts in April, but this celebration marks its return to its normal schedule.
The Myriad Gardens and the Crystal Bridge, a major landmark in downtown Oklahoma City, have been closed for just slightly over a year due to major renovations. The upgrades to the gardens are a part of Project 180, a $140 million dollar package that includes many different improvements to downtown OKC, including a redesign of the streets, parks, and plazas. The construction began in August of 2010 and won’t be completely finished until January 2014. As part of this year’s Festival of the Arts (April 26 – May 1), the Myriad Gardens will be reopening.