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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

Run for the Roses

The K-State Gardens will host the second annual RUN FOR THE ROSES 1K walk/5K run (certified) on April 29, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m..  NEW for 2023: $25 student 5K rate, face painting and balloon artist for kids, and 10,000 tulips in bloom. 


Runners will start and finish in the beautiful K-State Gardens, take a lap on the track inside the historic World War 1 Memorial stadium, and cruise by Anderson Hall, the Student Union, and Ahearn Fieldhouse. It's a surprisingly flat, fast course where you're sure to set a state record on our USAFT certified course! The 1K course will follow garden paths and docents will be available for questions, tours, or sharing exciting future plans!

Latest Updates on the Race

Registration for the Race

Flyer for the Race

Sponsor the Race

Race Course

Proceeds from the event will support K-State Garden projects such as: The Reflecting Pool, the Conservatory, the 150th Anniversary of the Gardens in 2025, etc.