Tulsa has 70 new "Linnaeus Gardeners." The first ever Linnaeus Gardeners training class graduated Wednesday afternoon.
The volunteer group went through an intense 10-week training program that included a test every week. They will be the "go to" people once the gardens open next year, giving tours and maintaining the garden.
Barry Fugatt with the Tulsa Garden Center: "We just give them a good basic study of all the areas of home horticulture.â€
A new training class will start in a couple of months.
The Linneaus Garden will be a teaching garden; it's being built on the grounds of the Tulsa Garden Center and is scheduled to open this spring.