The Boulder Garden emphasizes the creative placement of real stones – 300 tons of stone brought in from Leonard, OK.
Although the Boulder Garden appears to be in full-sun, it is actually made up of several micro-environments such as shady areas behind boulders, wet areas and dry slopes. Each presents its gardening challenge.
The garden has evolved over time. In 2013, Tulsa Stone and Brick Works built our Gothic-style Memorial Arch. It commemorates our Linnaeus Gardener volunteers who have passed away.
There are more than 4,000 exciting perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs in the Boulder Garden. Gifts made to the garden such as a Japanese Shinto lantern and “Lily”, our alabaster statue, add interest.
The Water Garden, the heart of the Boulder Garden, is designed to fit naturally into the surrounding landscape. It holds 15,000 gallons of water, with three major waterfall complexes.
Water plants are more than decorations. They provide protection for fish and other aquatic life, and help reduce algae bloom and evaporation. Their bushy roots collect silt and small debris.
A bog area naturally filters the water. It works with several biofalls and skimmers to keep the water clean and the fish and plants happy.
The Water Garden contains koi of all sizes, shapes, and colors. They provide hours of enjoyment as they swim through the clear waters.