Lendonwood Gardens is an eight-acre botanical garden near Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma. Shady pathways meander through more than 1,200 different types of plants, including an amazing collection of rhododendrons, many varieties of daylilies, and several varieties of dogwoods.
Visitors will find several major collections of plants. Lendonwood is home to one of the largest collections of false cypress (Chamaecyparis) trees in the United States, totaling more than 80 varieties. Similar to red cedar, the evergreen false cypress is native to Japan, Taiwan, Canada and the U.S. Lendonwood has one of the largest collections of rhododendrons in the region, totaling about 250 varieties, adding drama and color in April and May.
Lendonwood is home to the Oklahoma Garden, featuring “Oklahoma Proven” plantings as identified by Oklahoma State University. These are plants that thrive in our unpredictable climate.