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The Gardens

The Gardens

Gardens hours

Dawn to 10:00 p.m.
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


Fountain Update

November 2, 2021 --- Parts for the Bidwell Fountain are very slow in coming. Upcoming winter weather means that the fountains will be shut down to avoid frozen pipes.

Poinsettia sale

September 21, 2021 --- The annual poinsettia sale will be online and in person in 2021. Check the event pages for plant sale information.

Run for the Roses 

 September 28, 2021 --- RUN FOR THE ROSES is a 1K walk/5K run (certified) on April 30, 2022, to benefit The Gardens. More information will be posted on the K-State Gardens website and Facebook as details are finalized.

Garden Party 

October 12, 2022 --- The annual garden party is planned for Friday, June 3, 2022. This is a fun celebration of The Gardens and an important fundraiser.

 Live. Learn. Bloom. 

The Gardens at Kansas State University are a horticulture display garden that was established as an educational resource and learning laboratory for K-State students and the visiting public. The Gardens are a privately funded project, located on the K-State campus. When completed, The Gardens will be a 19-acre garden, designed to show hardscape and tested ornamental plant material in different aesthetic settings. The site is being developed and maintained by the K-State Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources.

The Gardens project will allow students to be actively involved in the ongoing development, maintenance and operation of this world-class garden. In addition to the hands-on learning experiences for students in the horticulture program, students from other programs such as engineering; landscape architecture; apparel, textiles, and interior design; and art will all play a part in The Gardens' development. 

Weddings, receptions and special events

The Gardens have become a popular choice for wedding day events.

Tour the Gardens
Tour The Gardens

You will find three specialty gardens and four plant collections that are woven together to create The Gardens at Kansas State University. Make arrangements for a tour.

View the collections

Plan to stay a while and wander amongst a rainbow of colors in our Daylily, Iris, Peony, and Rose Collections.

What's in Bloom

Click View all Galleries to see photos of The Gardens throughout the year.


 2020 fall newsletter 

Fall 2021 Newsletter