Anniversary Celebration – June

Visitors help us celebrate our anniversary each year the first Saturday in June.

Visitors help us celebrate our anniversary each year the first Saturday in June.

Each year in early June, usually the first Saturday, everyone is invited to help the Linnaeus Garden celebrate our anniversary.

Our nearly 2-acre garden was created in 2006 through private donations to educate the public about plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs that grow in this climate.

“Organizers had no idea if they really could pull off an entirely volunteer-run community garden that depended solely on donations,” said Barry Fugatt, director of horticulture at the Tulsa Garden Center and Linnaeus Teaching Garden.

But local and national support from the industry quickly jumped on board. “Our donor base is over 1,000,” Fugatt said. “And we’ve almost 250 volunteers that go through 12 weeks of training and give hours of their time each year to the garden.”

Over 500 people typically come out to help us celebrate our unique garden on our anniversary day. We have plant give-aways, refreshments, and a free lecture by a horticultural expert.

Darwin Gold & Bronze Coreopsis were given away in 2017.

Darwin Gold & Bronze Coreopsis were given away in 2017.

“It’s beautiful,” said one young visitor. And that sentiment is what the Linnaeus Garden is all about.