Museum & Gardens

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm

Philbrook Gardens

Named “the most beautiful place in Oklahoma” by House Beautiful Magazine, the 25-acre Philbrook Gardens provide a setting like no other. A little piece of Tuscany in Tulsa.

About the Gardens

No tour of Philbrook is complete without a walk through the gardens and grounds. The essence of the garden design complements Villa Philbrook, with outdoor spaces for viewing nature. The south garden offers a sensory garden complete with sitting spaces framed in wrought-iron arches that mimic those found in Villa Philbrook.

Much of the garden and grounds are accessible for those using a wheelchair or mobility device. Some paths have uneven surfaces. Download a map of the campus that marks accessible routes.

The formal gardens that descend to the tempietto were part of the original design and construction, while the gardens extending to the summerhouse at the south of the property were conceived later and completed in 2004.

Garden FAQ


Is it free to visit the gardens?


Access to the gardens is included with a general admission ticket.

General admission is $18 for Adults, $8 for Youth (Ages 3-17). Philbrook Members and children two and under always receive free general admission. Join today.

We also offer many discounts, including $5 general admission every Friday night and $1 admission, every day, for those who need it most through our Museums for All participation. A full list of available discounts is available here.


Are your galleries and gardens wheelchair accessible?


Both Philbrook locations, as well as much of our gardens, are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. The parking garage at our main location offers ADA compliant parking on the upper level. Our front-desk staff can answer any questions you have regarding accessibility.

We also have a limited number of wheelchairs available for our guests, free of charge.


Can I walk on the grass?


Guests are encouraged to explore the vast, wooded lawns. Please remain on the paths in the East Formal


Can I bring my dog?


Pets and therapy animals are not permitted in our galleries, gardens, or grounds. Service animals are permitted.


Can I picnic in the gardens?


Yes! Pick up something in the pop-up cafe. Bring something from home. Make it special.

Please dispose of all waste in receptacles. Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.


I’m an artist. Am I allowed to draw and paint during my visit?


Drawing is permitted in the galleries, but you may paint in the gardens and grounds. Please review our Artist Guidelines before your visit and call us at (918) 748-5300 if you have any questions.


Is photography allowed?


Unless otherwise posted, non-flash, personal-use snapshots are encouraged during your visit! Photography equipment, including tripods and selfie-sticks, are not permitted. Please review our Visitor Photography Guidelines.

Posed photography shoots, both personal and professional, are only permitted in the gardens with the purchase of a permit. If you wish to conduct a posed photography session (portrait, group, prom, etc.), please contact us at 918-748-5303 or to book.

Read more about our Photography Program.


Can I host an event in the gardens?


Our magnificent galleries and gardens provide an exquisite backdrop for any event, from weddings and receptions to corporate events and galas. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting or a grand space for your celebration, Philbrook can accommodate your every need. Our expert team will work with you to create an unforgettable event that reflects your personal style and vision that your guests will talk about for years to come!

View more information or contact the Venue Sales Team at or 918-748-5399 to discuss your Philbrook event.


Can I volunteer in the gardens?


Yes! Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting your journey into gardening, we welcome everyone to be a part of our team.

Please complete this application and a member of our staff will be in contact with more information.

Garden Cats

For many guests, the most popular attraction in the Philbrook Gardens is our cat, Cleome. While she does provide some level of pest control, her main job is to bring smiles to the faces of visitors and provide an endless amount of social media gold. Look for her on your next visit.

Learn More


Philbrook is proud to partner with award-winning artist Karl Unnasch to present SLUMGULLION (The Venerate Outpost), a full-scale log cabin built from the skeleton of a late-1800s pioneer home.

This permanent installation will inspire and facilitate programming, creating a gathering space both natural and enchanting. SLUMGULLION provides a highly aesthetic and intriguing space for a new genre of provocative and rewarding experiences.

SLUMGULLION (The Venerate Outpost) will be closed from May 2024 through Summer 2025 due to surrounding construction. 

Westby Sculpture Walk

Stroll and see. The Westby Sculpture Walk features a variety of three-dimensional work installed on the museum grounds by artists from around the globe. Make sure to strike a pose and become a sculpture on the selfie platform.