Where the Wild Roses Grow: 31st Garden Festival at Will Rogers Gardens

About 25 or so years ago, parents would warn children not to go to Will Rogers Park, mostly for fear of walking in on the highly sexual antics that took place in and around the restrooms. But, now that I’m older, wiser, and, of course, erotically inclined, I went there this weekend looking for the much-maligned condom tree and, instead, found a much-loved flower show.

I guess it’ll have to do.

I had no idea that the Garden Festival was a recurring greenery spectacle—or even that Will Rogers Park is now Will Rogers Gardens, for that matter—but to have gone with a friend that is both into gardening and my off-color asides about the floral hobby, I was doubly entertained by the whole prospect; it always helps to have a friend like that.

We went on Saturday around one and I was immediately surprised just how packed the place was as we walked into the main parking lot and found multiple lines for food trucks, mostly selling coffee and corn dogs and such; then again, it’s really not a point of Oklahoma City pride unless fried eats are present and have a very long wait to get them...

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