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The Gardens

Gardens hours

Dawn to dusk
Sunday through Saturday
March through November

Quinlan Visitor Center

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
March through November

 

The Conservatory is currently closed for renovations.

 

Free admission
Free parking

Kansas State University Gardens
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
2021 Throckmorton Ctr
1712 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-3271
785-532-6949 fax
ksugardens@k-state.edu

Location
1500 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Map to Gardens

Directions

Printable map with directions (pdf).

From the west on I-70
  • Take the KS-18 E exit, Exit 303, towards Ogden/Manhattan.
  • Turn left onto KS-18. KS-18 turns into Ft. Riley Blvd. Stay on KS-18 to 17th St.
  • Turn Left onto 17th. Stay on 17th St. to Anderson Ave.
  • Turn left on Anderson Ave. to Denison Ave.
  • Turn Right on Denison Ave.
  • The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.
From the east on I-70
  • Take the KS-177 exit, Exit 313.
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto KS-177.
  • Follow KS-177 about 8 miles into Manhattan. K-177 becomes K-177/K-18.
  • Take the K-177/K-18 exit.
  • Turn right at the stoplight onto KS-18. Stay on KS-18 to 17th St.
  • Turn right onto 17th. Stay on 17th St. to Anderson Ave.
  • Turn left on Anderson Ave. to Denison Ave.
  • Turn Right on Denison Ave.
  • The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.
From the north on Hwy 77/24
  • Follow HWY 77 going south until it runs into Hwy 24.
  • Continue on Hwy 24 south to Seth Child Road (K-113).
  • Turn right onto K-113.
  • Take the Anderson Ave. exit.
  • Turn left on Anderson Ave. Continue east on Anderson.
  • Turn left on Denison Ave.
  • The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.

Parking

There is a parking lot off of Denison Ave. just northeast of the Conservatory. Spaces are limited 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bus parking is available; short-term only. All vehicles must be registered at The Gardens Visitor Center. 

 


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