The botanical garden at the Oklahoma City Zoo will delight and inspire you with opportunities to experience our extensive botanical collection that also serves as an immersive environment for our unique animal habitats. The botanical garden encompasses over 130 acres where exotic animals roam under a canopy of flowering trees, forested groves, and wildflower meadows. Come visit the largest collection of Oklahoma native plants nestled securely within the historic cross timbers ecosystem. This remarkable ecosystem, where the eastern deciduous forest meets the tall grass prairie, is the cornerstone of the botanical garden and sets the tone for a purely unmatched botanical experience. Our Oklahoma native plant collection contains over 100 species some of which are listed as rare or imperiled. The botanical garden also hosts the largest outdoor butterfly garden in Oklahoma covering over 21,000 square feet and showcasing pollinator plants, nectar pants, and host plants which serve to educate guests on the importance of pollinators and monarch migration. Plants displayed in our collection include species from North America, Australia, Asia, Africa, and South America. The Zoo achieved recognition through the American Alliance of Museums in 1998 as a living museum and botanical garden. For more information visit