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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.

Book your stay to experience the distinctive beauty and charm of Shangri-La Resort and the surrounding area!

Experience Adventure With Grand Lake Rentals

From the moment you arrive at Shangri-La Resort, you are captivated by the luxurious ambiance nestled on Grand Lake in Oklahoma. With the convenience and quality of the boat and watersport rentals from Shangri-La Resort’s Marina, a day on Grand Lake becomes an unforgettable experience of thrills and endless fun. We offer a full-service marina with boat rentals, snacks, boat services, and shuttles to our golf courses and restaurants. 

Our Grand Lake resort offers a haven of relaxation and indulgence, boasting upscale amenities and impeccable customer service in Monkey Island, Oklahoma. Whether you choose to unwind in the spa, take a rejuvenating dip in the pool, nourish yourself in fine dining, have a blast at our massive activity park, or tee off on our meticulously designed golf courses, every moment at Shangri-La Resort is tailored to provide a blissful escape. 

Cruise Grand Lake with Shangri-La Boat Rentals

Shangri-La Resort offers more than 1,300 miles of Grand Lake shoreline you can explore on our boat and watercraft rentals. Our Ship Store is where you can shop for boat accessories, snacks, beer, soft drinks, cleaning supplies, and a full line of swimwear and resort attire. Our well-seasoned staff provides hands-on service on the dock with both fuel and pump-out facilities. We offer diesel fuel and 87-octane ethanol-free gasoline. 

Find your perfect boat rental to explore Grand Lake from our options, including: 

Embark on a Grand Lake Parasailing Adventure

We have other thrilling watersport rentals and charters with which you can explore Grand Lake. Sail Grand at Shangri-La Resort has the only parasailing activity in Oklahoma. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Monkey Island soaring from 500 feet in the air. We also have plenty of other personal watercraft rentals to try out. The ride-on Hydroport fuel docks are perfect for personal watercraft riders. Visit the Sail Grand website for specific information on watercraft availability. 

Relax at Eddy’s Lakeside Bar

Guests can take a break from the fun of exploring Grand Lake on their boat and water sports rentals at Eddy’s Lakeside Bar. Enjoy a delicious burger at our lively Lakeside Bar and Grill on Grand Lake, and enjoy live music on Saturdays at 8 pm under the stars!

Book your stay today at Shangri-La Resort, a true paradise nestled in a serene world of its own!

Start Planning Your Dream Oklahoma Summer Vacation

Vacations are essential for physical and mental health. Studies show that taking vacations lowers stress, lowers heart disease risk, and gives you a better outlook on life with increased motivation. Family vacations also foster strong family bonds and create memories everyone will treasure for a lifetime. 

Shangri-La Resort in Monkey Island, Oklahoma, is the perfect summer getaway destination from the hustle and grind of modern life. We are among the most lavish Oklahoma resorts on the Grand Lake shore. Keep reading to start planning the Oklahoma summer getaway of your dreams!

Why Shangri-La Is Your Dream Oklahoma Summer Getaway

1. Indulge in Fine Dining at Our Grand Lake Oklahoma Resort

Enjoy some of the finest dining in Oklahoma this summer at Shangri-La Resort. Our dining options are perfect for any occasion. The Summit Restaurant is ideal for a romantic date night. Enjoy award-winning cuisine with breathtaking views at the highest point of the island. Enjoy dining by Grand Lake and incredible live music at Eddy’s Lakeside Bar, which is set to open on May 19 for the season!

2. Pamper Yourself During Your Dream Oklahoma Summer Vacation

There’s no better way to pamper yourself this summer than a trip to the Spa at our Grand Lake, Oklahoma resort. Enjoy a relaxing, professional massage. Indulge yourself in premier skincare treatments like microdermabrasion and medical chemical peels. Feel and look your best during your Oklahoma summer getaway by getting a manicure and your hair done.

3. Endless Thrills at Our Grand Lake Oklahoma Resort

Enjoy exhilarating adventures at The Anchor activity park. Explore virtual reality games, classic arcade games, wiffle ball, fishing, basketball, simulator bays, premier racquet club facilities, and more! You can relax from the fun with a drink and bite to eat in The Galley and Sports Bar!

4. Enjoy Grand Lake at Our Full Service Marina

Cruise Grand Lake on a boat rental while staying at one of the dreamiest resorts in Oklahoma. Shangri-La Marina is a full-service marina featuring yacht charters, parasailing, personal watercrafts, pontoons, jet boats, a lakeside bar and restaurant, and so much more!

5. Spend a Day on One of the Shangri-La Golf Courses

Shangri-La Resort is the perfect Oklahoma summer getaway destination for picturesque lakeside golf. The Legends golf course has breathtaking views of Grand Lake and our signature “The Mickey Mantle Hole.” The Par 36 Championship golf course has serene views of Grand Lake and provides unique challenges with undulating greens, fairway movement, water, and bunkers. The Heritage golf course has the longest par five on our property. The Battlefield golf course will be opening May 5th, 2023 at Shangri-La Resort. It will be among the most unique golf courses in the country. If you’re a beginner, rest assured there are excellent golf lessons at Shangri-La Resort!

Book your dream Oklahoma summer vacation today at Shangri-La Resort!