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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


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

Our Gardens. Our Home.

You will find specialty gardens and plant collections that are woven together to create The Gardens at Kansas State University.

Conservatory Garden

Conservatory Garden

Collections include daylilies, iris, roses, and peonies. The daylily, iris, and peony collections are located in the Conservatory Garden, which is part of Phase II, north of the historic Conservatory. The rose collection is located directly east of the Conservatory.


Specialty Garden

Visitor Center Garden

Three specialty gardens are located in the Visitor Center Garden south of the historic Conservatory and west of the Visitor Center. These gardens are the Cottage, Butterfly and Native/Adaptive Plant Gardens.


Be a part of the future by helping develop the Alumni Garden, Campus Creek Garden, Conservatory Garden and Children's Garden.