I am excited to share a beautiful Tulsa treasure with you this week. The children and I recently enjoyed a guided tour of the lovely Linnaeus Teaching Gardens. The gardens are located in Woodward Park, right behind the Rose Garden. We had a great time learning all about the plants and vegetables they grow in the garden and how the volunteers all work together to tend to the plants and landscape and keep the garden running. The garden has been around for nine years and is maintained completely by volunteers. In addition to general tours of the garden they offer several different educational options geared towards children including story time on weekday mornings and classes one morning a month each dealing with a different subject related to gardening. You can also just walk through and enjoy whenever they are opened!
Another happening at the gardens right now is a photography contest for kids ages 18 and under for pictures taken in the gardens. I brought along a second camera guy for this trip who was pretty excited about that idea.
The kids really liked the herb garden section. Who knew there were so many varieties of basil with so many distinct aromas? Yum.
Inside the office of the garden is a station set up with learning resources and even lesson plan ideas for children. Love!