Explore the Lendonwood Gardens in Oklahoma

Explore the Lendonwood Gardens in Oklahoma

A vacation at the Shangri-La Resort is nothing short of a dream come true. Our world-class destination offers an unforgettable experience with plush accommodations, an activity park, lakeside golfing, and fine dining. Nearby, our upscale Grand Lake resort in Oklahoma is Lendonwood Gardens. 

Explore the eight gardens at Lendonwood Gardens, featuring 75 varieties of Japanese maples, 25 varieties of dogwoods, 200 varieties of conifers, 125 varieties of hostas, more than 500 varieties of daylilies, and 25 varieties of viburnums. Begin your visit at the Welcome Center for a butterfly stamp and a bingo card of items at the garden that, if you find, you could win a prize. Click here to see photos of Lendonwood Gardens to get a taste of its distinctive beauty. 

Take a Stroll Through 8 Distinct Lendonwood Gardens 

1. Azalea Garden

This garden was established in the Lendonwood Gardens in the 1970s and boasts a lovely palette of pink, lavender, white, and red hues in the spring. Set your sights on magnolias, mature pink dogwoods, redbud, Japanese Maples, yew, and a large Canadian hemlock.

2. American Backyard Garden

The plants in this garden can thrive with minimal water and bloom with vibrant colors in the summer. The gazebo is the centerpiece of this garden, featuring zinnias, marigolds, crape myrtle, Knockout roses, and several varieties of daylilies.

3. Display Garden

You can find this garden near the entrance of the Lendonwood Gardens. This is where you will find most of Lendonwood’s collection of 75 diverse varieties of Japanese maples. One of the most significant treasures in this garden is the Dawn Redwood, which was once thought to be extinct. 

4. Oklahoma Garden

Come and venture through this garden with plants and trees that thrive in the diverse Oklahoma climate. They have all been certified as “Oklahoma Proven” by the Oklahoma State University Extension Service.

5. English Terrace Garden

You will find this lovely Oklahoma garden near the back of the Lendonwood Gardens. Explore numerous rhododendrons, Thuja Green Giant evergreens, a weeping katsura tree, a beautiful magnolia tree, and a variegated dogwood.

6. Oriental Garden

This garden highlights the plants that thrive in the shade, with peak bloom time beginning in the summer. Stroll to the end of this garden to set your eyes on a 150-foot stream with pools emptying into each other.

7. Japanese Pavilion

This is a popular attraction in the Lendonwood Gardens inspired by the Hosokawa Pavilion in Japan. From the pavilion, you will get a stunning view of the Koi Pond framed by the surrounding garden. 

8. Angel of Hope Garden

Inspired by the novel The Christmas Box, this garden is dedicated to all those who have lost a loved one, especially a child. Every year on Children’s Day (December 6), the Lendonwood Gardens hosts a remembrance ceremony at the Angel of Hope statue in this garden.

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