Becoming a Linnaeus Gardener

Who are Linnaeus Gardeners?

Linnaeus statue

Linnaeus Gardeners are adults of all ages and backgrounds who love gardening and who love sharing their gardening knowledge with the public through tours, demonstrations, classes and other educational activities.

Who can be a Linnaeus Gardener?

You can, if…

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  1. You can attend a 12 week training program.
  2. You are willing to help hundreds of other Linnaeus volunteers maintain the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens.
  3. You are willing to learn and provide research-based education to the public.
  4. You are willing to donate at least 40 hours of your time to the Linnaeus Teaching Garden over each calendar year.

What kind of training do Linnaeus Gardeners receive?

Training class

Linnaeus Volunteers participate in a 12 week training program that includes classroom lectures and hands-on training.

Training topics covered include:

After basic training, volunteers will become Linnaeus Garden Interns.

After volunteering 40 hours of time to the Linnaeus Program, volunteers will be formally certified as Linnaeus Gardeners.

How much does Linnaeus training cost?

A fee of $85 is charged for course materials.

As you might imagine, this small fee does not cover the full cost of 12 weeks of training. Your volunteer time in the garden is considered partial payment for the training received.

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Dr. Whitcomb shows Linnaeus Gardeners
his crepe myrtle test and propagation fields.

What do Linnaeus Gardeners do?

Linnaeus Gardeners help maintain the teaching garden and provide the public with environmentally sound solutions for their gardening and landscape questions.

We also enjoy fellowship and education on yearly field trips.

Other service opportunities include:



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A Linnaeus Volunteer may select those service opportunities that best suit his/her individual personality and interests.

How Can I Become a Linnaeus Gardener?

Linnaeus training is offered once per year, usually in the fall.

Call, stop by, or email the Tulsa Garden Center for specific details. Training applications are accepted until shortly before classes begin. Check our upcoming Events Calendar in August for intormation on the next class.

For more information about the Linnaeus Teaching Garden and Volunteer Program, contact us.