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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

Iris Collection


Here in The Gardens our Iris collection has hundreds of different varieties, mostly tall bearded, but there are also some of the Dwarf and Siberian varieties. The family of Leon and Mary Delmez donated 174 different types of Irises that gave the collection a great start. Many recent donations have come from local members of the Flint Hills Iris Society and are enabling the collection to grow.

Each year the Flint Hills Iris Society, along with The Gardens, host an Iris sale generally the last Saturday in July. Proceeds from these sales benefit the Iris collection in finding their permanent home located in the Conservatory Garden: Phase II of the gardens.


View Iris Collections

Click the images below to view each iris bed gallery. Or view all gallery thumbnails by bed

Bed 1 - Mostly Tall Bearded 

Bed 2 - Mostly Tall BeardedBed 3 - Siberian and SpuriaBed 4 - Tall, Intermediate and Miniature Bearded Bed 5 - Mostly Tall Bearded Bed 6N - Tall Bearded Bed 6S - Tall Bearded Bed 7 - Tall Bearded