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This building holds offices and storage for K-State Gardens maintenance crews. The gardens are extensive, with collections of irises, daylilies and roses, and specialty gardens featuring native plants, vegetables, herbs and butterflies.

History

The K-State Gardens have grown exponentially since beginning in 1877 as a campus arboretum with 100 species of trees from Harvard Botanical Gardens. The modern-day conservatory was built in 1907 as a plant museum with Victorian-style architecture. Future plans include renovation of the conservatory and expansion to include a vast wetland garden. The K-State Insect Zoo has also held a place for many years inside the gardens near the conservatory. The zoo features a large collection of insects in interactive, family-friendly exhibits.