SPRING BLOOMS LIGHT UP LENDONWOOD GARDENS

by | Apr 22, 2022

Beautiful blooming rhododendrons can be found right now throughout Lendonwood Gardens.  The public is invited to come visit the botanical garden located at 1308 Har-Ber Road in Grove.  Admission is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for students.  Children under 12 and members are free.

Beautiful blooming azaleas can be found right now throughout Lendonwood Gardens.  Colors include pink, salmon, white, lavender, red — and other shades.  The public is invited to come visit the botanical garden located at 1308 Har-Ber Road in Grove.  Admission is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for students.  Children under 12 and members are free.

Colors abound at Lendonwood Gardens as azaleas, rhododendrons, peonies, and dogwoods display their spring flowers.  Visitors are invited to enjoy the bounty of colorful plants at the botanical garden at 1308 Har-Ber Road in Grove.

“We are so fortunate to have this lovely gem of a garden on Grand Lake,” said Jim Corbridge, president of the Lendonwood Board of Directors.  “Right now, everyone should come see the azaleas and rhododendrons.  There’s no need to travel any distance to other towns to enjoy these beautiful plants.”

Corbridge said this year’s display of azaleas is particularly welcome, since last year’s flowers were stunted by a freeze in February 2021.  “But I’m delighted to say that they’re back,” he said.  “They offer a beautiful backdrop for prom, family and Mother’s Day photos.”

Each year, Lendonwood draws several thousand tourists, coming to see azaleas and rhododendrons, as well as Japanese maples, daylilies, hostas, dogwoods, peonies and many more plantings.  Popular stops include the Oklahoma Garden, featuring plants that thrive in the state’s variable climate.  Other highlights are the Japanese Pavilion, Koi Pond, Monarch Waystation, Hummingbird Garden and the Angel of Hope Statue and Garden.

“At Lendonwood, there’s something new to see every few weeks,” Corbridge said.  “Even without the flowering plants, our Japanese maples alone create a panorama of color, both in the spring and the fall.”

Last year, a new Welcome Center and Gift Shop was opened at the Gardens, located at the front entrance on Har-Ber Road.  A wide variety of gifts, many crafted by area artisans, are available for sale.

Lendonwood, one of 14 botanical gardens in Oklahoma, is a nonprofit organization funded and supported by donations and volunteers.  The garden itself is open to the public daily year-round from dawn to dusk.  The Welcome Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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