Adult Education Programs

The Garden

The Linnaeus Teaching Garden, free and open to the public, offers a wealth of educational experience. Well-trained volunteers maintain the garden and share their knowledge and love of gardening with the public.

Each Garden area (Entry Walk, Boulder Garden, Veggie Garden, Fountain Garden, Herb Garden and more) 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 boulders, the Linnaeus Garden demonstrates how gardeners may achieve maximum design impact in small urban spaces.

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 and 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 Calendar.

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 Become a Linnaeus Gardener page.