The Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, free and open to the public, offer a wealth of educational experience. Well-trained volunteers maintain the garden and share their knowledge and love of gardening with the public.
Each Garden is magnificent in its design with cutting edge garden materials and plants on view. Stone, brick, metal, wood and the newest and best plant species and cultivars are creatively used to demonstrate the most successful gardening techniques.
Situated on 1.55 acres with hundreds of shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables as well as a large pond fed by waterfalls and streams splashing over large moss boulders, the individual Gardens demonstrate how gardeners may achieve maximum design impact in small urban spaces.
Linnaeus volunteers are happy to provide free tours for groups of all sizes during normal hours of operation. We have hosted everyone from elementary school children to gardening clubs. Examples include the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists, Tulsa Community College horticulture and art classes, the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Senior Independent Living Apartment residents, area Retirement Center groups, youth 4-H clubs, Red Hat Society groups, and commercial tour organizations.
We tailor tours to your group. Tours last usually 45 minutes to one hour and cover all areas of the Linnaeus Garden. The garden is ADA compliant.
Call 918-746-5125 to schedule your group.
Linnaeus Seminar Series
All Linnaeus Seminar Series sessions are open to the public. The courses are designed by Barry Fugatt, Tulsa Garden Center Director of Horticulture, and taught by Mr. Fugatt along with other experts.
Example seminars are: Residential Landscape Design, Great Plants for Tulsa Gardens, and Growing and Selecting Great Annuals and Perennials.
Current seminars, dates and registration information are listed on the Upcoming Events page.
Linnaeus Gardener Program
Linnaeus Volunteers participate in a 12 week training program that includes classroom lectures and hands-on training. Training topics covered include: culture of trees, shrubs, annual, and perennials; plant pathology (diseases); entomology (insects); soil fertility, basic botany (how plants grow); lawn establishment and care; fruit and vegetable gardening; plant propagation; and garden design.
After basic training, volunteers spend 40 hours as Linnaeus Garden Interns and upon completion of the Intern program are formally certified as Linnaeus Gardeners.
Additional information on the program is available on the Becoming a Linnaeus Gardener page.