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The Gardens

Gardens hours

Dawn to dusk
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


In 1989, the Westervelt family donated the services of their company (Blueville Nursery) to install walkways for a garden area tucked back in a secluded location east of the Conservatory. The construction of this garden was the first in the new Gardens. With the sponsorship of Albert H. and Clare (Russell) Ottaway '28 in 1991, this secluded garden was developed into the new Rose Garden. Today, as part of its educational purpose, examples of different types of roses can be observed in a beautiful collection of over 100 rose plants.

Rose Garden

Rose galleries

Click the images below to view the roses in each bed.

View all gallery thumbnails.

Bed 39

Bed 41

Bed 42

Bed 43

Bed 44

Bed 45

Bed 46

Bed 47

Bed 48

Growing Roses