The standing stones area of the Entry Garden is a sunny spot planted with graceful grasses and colorful annuals. A handicap-accessible entry ramp is available to the left.
The Entry Garden was planned as an inviting and impressive approach to the heart of the Linnaeus Garden. Designers capitalized on the 100 year-old cedars that were windbreaks on the farm that once graced this area.
Tulsa chainsaw artist Clayton Coss turned a cedar that succumbed to ice storm damage into our Tree of Discovery. Ella looks for squirrels, frogs, and other hidden surprises.
The Entry Garden’s design uses the key elements of rhythm and repetition, both of which can be seen in the saddle wall, a European design similar to that found in Linnaeus’ times (1700’s).
Repetition also takes place in the beams, pergolas, and benches that lead the eye to the bronze statue of Carl Linnaeus, the “Father of Botany”.
Art students come frequently to the Linnaeus Garden for inspiration. Our plantings also repeat, in form and color.
The Entry Garden contains most of our shade-loving ground covers and annuals. Here we look in the opposite direction toward the entrance.
Visitors can explore what plants work best in dappled shade and woodland forest settings.