Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

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Linnaeus Teaching Gardens
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Jill W
Knoxville, TN171 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
It was a beautiful day to visit the Tulsa Gardrn Center/Woodard Gardens/The Teaching Garden. Beautifully landscaped in so many interesting and inspiring ways, with intoxicating colors and scents beckoning around every turn.

I loved watching the honey bees darting in and out of the blossoms on this catnip. (See attached photos) I wish the photos had been clearer. As it was, they stayed only a fraction of a second on each bloom before zipping off to the next. Add to that, my screen was in full sun, so for all intents and purposes, I was taking photos blind.

Most of the park’s rose garden was destroyed by either a pest or virus - I didn’t get a clear understanding of which. But, the roses that remained were even more lovely for not needing to compete. Even with the few plants that remained, the scent was so sweet.

The koi pond was perfect. The sounds of the various waterfalls was such a relaxing background to this part of the garden. Visitors can even feed the koi, many of which are quite large.
Written May 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gardenwriter
Springfield, MO18 contributions
Oct 2016 • Business
Woodward Park is a large public park that is home to five enormous terraces where as many as 5,000 roses were once grown. That was how a garden was envisioned in the Depression and building the terraces was a large public works project.
Fast forward to the present where the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens showcases American gardening on a far different scale--intimate, respectful of natural landscape elements, using change of elevation to heighten the overall effect. And of course, integrating water, in this case streams cascading to a large pool where colorful koi respond to visitors on a bridge from which the fish can be fed.
The two buildings--a gift shop and classroom--are nestled in the lowest elevation of the garden and are connected seamlessly to give the feeling of space yet in a compact environment. Garden rooms are adjacent and give even more public space for socializing or programming.
A don't miss place for experiencing public horticulture at its finest within a wonderful historic park in the heart of Tulsa.
Written October 24, 2016
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Richard P
Tulsa, OK39 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The Linnaeus Teaching Gardens are simply gorgeous. Part of the Tulsa Garden Center and Woodward Park, they offer respite in a beautiful setting and opportunities to learn about gardens and plants. Really nice.
Written August 22, 2016
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Raynette962
Tulsa, OK18 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
Lots of plants and great water features. There is mostly someone around to answer questions. I believe a lot of work is done by volunteers. Very beautiful and don't miss the Rose garden also in Woodward park.
Written July 7, 2015
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Greenkeeper's L
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States6 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Well designed and maintained garden. Veggie areas done very tastefully. Great ideas for edible landscaping and fantastic use of native OK plants and plants that work very well in Tulsa.
Written February 13, 2015
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PPaycheck
Tulsa, OK105 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Such a beautiful place with knowledgable gardeners on hand that assist you I with your questions. Everytime I visit I have just a bit more courage to do my own gardening, whether it be shrubs and trees, vegetables or flowers. A gem.
Written November 4, 2014
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Caroline M
Ann Arbor, MI159 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
This was part fo the Tulsa Garden Center, which is located in Woodward Park. Everyhing is free of charge and you can walk around and learn about so many diffeent kinds of home vegetables that can be grown. They don't harvest anything here to sell or dinate. Since it is for educational purposes, they will mostly just leave the plants to mature and keep growing without harvesting them. There is a little house that is probably usually open but it was closed for the day, so we're not sure what information was available inside, such as instructions and tips for growing different kinds of vegetables, different varieties, etc. The volunteer staff there were so friendly and welcoming.

It was neat to see how they cultivate the Asian pear plants on a wall and how all kinds of herbs and vegetables can be grown in ordinary containers and pots, as well as in the grounds.
Written June 7, 2014
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Dennis L
2 contributions
This a must see for anyone visiting Tulsa. Many unique plants and well designed garden layouts!!it was a hidden gem.Thank you Trip Advisor you are right on. If you love gardening please make sure you visit the Museum's and Garden's.
Written August 8, 2012
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eurosalon
Tulsa, OK13 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Truly a treasure tucked inside Woodward Park! The entrance is lined with beautiful plants, flowers and an arch of trees. Inside a patio with café tables and chairs to stop and read, rest or chat. Paths take you by waterfalls, beautiful garden pond with Koi fish. This is lined with many types of plants, flowers, bushes and always someone close by to enthusiastically share their knowledge of this garden. There is an educational section of gardening without chemicals with all types of vegetables and fruit. Yet more patio gardens by the small indoor giftshop. They love to teach you "how to". I love to come often!
Written April 13, 2019
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rhpstudio
Florida117 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Imagine our surprise when just around the corner was the KOI POND with the brightest and most colorful and on-the-large-side KOI ever! One can feed them and they pool up and can be touched although I highly don't recommend contaminating their water/home with your human bacteria. This little arboretum, teaching center, rose garden, vegetable garden, orchid greenhouse, etc was a lovely surprise. Also a great surprise was all of designer pagodas, arches, porches, walking paths, stepping stones, etc. This place is a photographer's delight. A Kodak moment around every turn. Perfect place for a small wedding or garden party. Perfect place for a portrait session. Perfect place for a romantic evening for two, pack a bottle of wine and enjoy it on the veranda, tables and chairs complete. It overlooks the gardens and ponds. The greenhouse was fun although not many orchids were blooming in late September. The rose garden is missing a few rose bushes due to a 'mite' condition, too bad because it looks as if it were once a mighty addition to this little piece of Tulsa. It's free. Volunteers care for it. It's progressive. It's unique and it's definitely worth a walk through. Take your time and savor the serenity and peacefulness...all cared for with love, as it shows. There is a little building called the learning center with classes for adults as well as children, the gift shop is there, too. Free? Thank you, Tulsa! And thank you to the benefactors for providing a little gem of Oklahoma wonder. Go!
Written September 28, 2018
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  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM