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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


You Voted and the Gardens Won the Evergy Contest and the Rose Garden is rejuvenated! Come take a look.


Give your senses a treat! Plan to stay a while and wander amongst a rainbow of colors in our Daylily, Iris, Rose, and Peony Collections! 

Identifying plants within the Collections is easy due to new Plant Map Labels with QR codes. 

Daylily collection

Daylily Collection

The daylily, which is often referred to by its genus name of Hemerocallis, has become one of the most popular herbaceous perennials to have in the garden.


Rose collection

Iris Collection

Here in the The Gardens our Iris collection has hundreds of different varieties, mostly tall bearded, but there are also some of the Dwarf and Siberian varieties.


Iris collection

Rose Collection

As part of The Gardens' educational purpose examples of different types of roses can be observed in a beautiful collection.


Peony collection

Peony Collection

There are nearly 150 different varieties of herbaceous, tree and Itoh peonies on display.