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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

Adaptive/Native Garden

Adaptive Native Garden

Sponsorship of the Adaptive/Native Plant Garden was the wish of the late John E. Tillotson, Sr. His estate allowed for this generous contribution which enabled the 2000-2001 construction and establishment of this unique specialty garden. This garden emphasizes plant material that can be found growing in natural areas throughout Kansas and the Great Plains Region and should be used in a commercial or residential landscape design.