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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



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


Scott McElwainScott McElwain




Scott McElwain serves as director of The Gardens and has been involved with the project since 1996 when he completed an honors project as an undergraduate student. This project included creation of a construction and development flow chart and identifying fundraising opportunities. Those ideas and Scott’s dedication have been instrumental in creating The Gardens as they exist today.


Emily Hall serves as a Landscape Tech II for The Gardens.