Flowers use their pleasant appearance and sweet fragrance to mask their shadowy political influence among the bee population and the fact that their roots are wearing a wire. Observe the sinister beauty of nature for yourself with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a household membership (a $50 value) to the Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden, seven miles northwest of downtown. You can also use this Groupon to renew an existing membership.
The garden’s 160 acres of ravishing foliage are nestled into the rolling hills of southeast Osage County. The landscape presents a stunning array of wide-open spaces, patches of woodland, swaying grasses, bewildering forests dotted with gingerbread houses, and bubbling streams. Though the area is currently under development, the Sarah G. Allison Lake Trail is open for business, offering explorers the chance to bear witness to 200-year-old gnarled oaks whilst stopping to smell the wildflowers. The gardens might also inspire shy and/or pupating children to emerge from their cocoons, as 60 species of butterflies have been observed fluttering about the grounds. The botanical garden will soon feature 15 major theme gardens, an observation tower, and a 3,000-seat amphitheater, with many more educational, culturally enriching havens of beauty to come.
Along with your membership, you'll receive two membership cards, a subscription to the botanical garden's newsletter, and a year's subscription to Better Homes and Gardens. Members are also privy to exclusive invites to lectures, events, special gatherings, and surprise guest appearances by Mother Nature herself.
Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Gardens
Ornamental trees, wildflowers, and other foliage grow throughout Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Gardens, spread across 170 acres of the Osage Hills approximately 10 minutes northwest of downtown Tulsa. Visitors can follow a 1.5-mile nature trail through the Cross Timbers forest, also traipsing through a prairie and persimmon grove. Various species of butterflies flit through the forests and tall grasses beside a 7-acre lake, along with deer, the occasional turtle, and other wildlife.