L.A. Cann Garden
The L.A. Cann Memorial Garden is a 10-acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City. A two story farm house built in 1908 has been refurbished with a beautiful shaded patio area with over 2,500 feet of brick walkways. There is also a formal garden containing several hundred varieties of annuals and perennials planted in unique color displays. There are over 70 species of trees that have been planted since 1980 and more to be added in the future.
Although the home itself it not available for touring, the gardens and first floor of the home can be rented for groups. You can also visit the annual Ponca City Herb Festival here, held every first Saturday of June.
About The Bivin Garden
P.O Box 154, Shidller, Ok 74652
The Bivin Garden is located one quarter of a mile west of Shidler on Highway 11.
Shidler is situated 12 miles from the west entrance to The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve (Hwy 18) and 12 miles east of Kaw Lake (Hwy 11). Ray and Mollie Bivin constructed their home on six acres of virtually uncultivated prairie in November,1981. They started preparing the landscaped garden in June, 1982 and have now reached their goal of spacious lawns, numerous flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs. www. thebivingarden.com