By: Mike Blake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012
The Linnaeus Teaching Garden features a variety of hardscaping in addition to lush plants and water features.
On Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, in Woodward Park, will celebrate its sixth anniversary. This unique garden has never been more beautiful, with thousands of lush plants, gorgeous hardscaping, fountains, and water features.
The day will be filled with activities. Starting at 9 a.m., the first 400 visitors to the Garden will receive a free, one gallon “repeat blooming” sun or shade hydrangea, a $15 value. This new hydrangea, “Phantom” (hydrangea paniculata), is a genetic breakthrough that grows five to six feet tall and produces huge white flower panicles all summer long.
At 10:30 a.m., in the Tulsa Garden Center auditorium, Nicholas Staddon, director of new plant development for Monrovia Wholesale Nursery in California, will present a lecture, “New Garden Trends and Plants Around the World.” He works with plant breeders, hybridizers and plant explorers around the globe, seeking and developing plants for the gardening public.
Mr. Staddon is sought out as a resource and guest for television and radio gardening programs across the country. And he provides gardening information to garden writers internationally. He is professionally affiliated with the Royal Horticulture Society, the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
Following the lecture, attendees will be given a new perennial. Also, Linnaeus Garden volunteers will be selling varieties of hot new annuals, some of which will be made available for the first time in Oklahoma. Light refreshments and lots of free gardening advice and literature will be available through the day.
For additional information call (918) 746-5141 or visit www.tulsagardencenter.com.