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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

785-532-6949 fax

1500 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Become a Friend

Annual contributions assist in growing The Gardens and increasing its visibility as a gateway to campus. The Friends have helped with garden development, funding student interns and ongoing maintenance of this historic university project. 

Become a member today!

Download our brochure (pdf), complete and send the donation card  or Join online through the KSU Foundation. 

Levels of giving

- Supporter $100+
- Benefactor $250+
- Builders Circle $500+
- Distinguished Friend $1000+

2017-2018 Friends of The Gardens Board Members

Barbara Pearson, President
Deloris Berland
Mike Butler
Nancy Cole
Marcia Cooper
Libby Cyr
Nancy Farrar
Janice Flanary
Laura Hall
Eileen Hinkin
Tim Lindemuth
Jo Lyle
Deanna Moeder
Cindi Morris
Bill Pallett
Elliott Pujol
Sharon Snyder
Beth Unger 
Sue White 
Cheryl Yunk 
Ruth Ann Wefald, Honorary Member

Ex Officio Members


Scott McElwain, Director of The Gardens
Emilie Fink, KSU Foundation development officer
Candice Shoemaker, Department Head, horticulture and natural resources

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