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.
The Bivins are not trained horticulturists but have a love of nature and this has been their motivation. They have tried and are still trying, to produce an unusual garden by planting any item that may be adaptable to the extreme climatic conditions in Northwest Osage County,Oklahoma.