The Gardens provide hands-on learning to students in the horticulture program, as well as students in several other disciplines across campus.
The Friends of The Gardens sponsor many community educational programs, including:
- Luncheon Series
- Walks and Tips
- Garden Tours
- Volunteer Training (Docent) Program - Includes 3 sessions covering an introduction to The Gardens, tour leading, and garden needs.
Additional educational programs include:
As The Gardens grow, there will be more opportunities to provide educational programs. Programs specifically designed with children in mind, along with programs designed for the community, are among many that are on the list.
Resources for The Gardens Collection plants -
The four K-State Gardens Collections consist of irises, daylilies, roses, and peonies. The following are a few internet sites for information on these plants.
- The Flint Hills Iris Society - This site has information on growing irises, types of bearded irises and contact information if you have questions.
- American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) - This site answers frequently asked questions about daylilies. Also, the home page of the AHS has additional information about the organization.
- American Rose Society - This site is "Dedicated to America's favorite flower: the rose".
- The Old Farmer's Almanac - Planting Roses etc.(https://www.almanac.com/plant/roses) - Good basic information on growing roses.
- The Old Farmer's Almanac - How to plant, grow, and care for peony flowers - (https://www.almanac.com/plant/peonies) Good basic information on peonies.