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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


K-State Open House - April 1, 2023 - Come visit the K-State Gardens - new things are happening.

Daylily Sale - April 1, 2023 - 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M.  The daylilies will be dug from the Gardens' beds by staff and volunteers and will be ready for replanting. Sale will be at the Gardens.

Run for the Roses 2023 - The second annual Run for the Roses is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9:00-011:30 a.m.. NEW for 2023: $25 student 5K rate, $35 virtual 5K, face painting and balloon artist for kids. Registration information

Tulip Egg-Stravaganza Photo Op - 15,000 tulips were planted in the Cottage Garden for a brilliant show this spring. Don't miss the display and on April 8 from 9:00-2:00 P.M. have your photo taken amid the tulips and spring props for a $20 donation to the gardens.

Kids K-State Garden Club - Kids (1st-3rd grades) are invited to participate in gardening 101. More information

K-State Gardens Docent Tour Guide Training - Become a volunteer Gardens tour guide on your own schedule  More information

Iris Sale - July 29, 2023 from 8:00a.m. to noon or sold out in K-State Gardens

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; 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.



Fall 2022 Newsletter