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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

Become a Friend

Annual contributions assist in growing The Gardens and increasing its visibility as a gateway to campus. The Friends have helped with garden development, funding student interns and ongoing maintenance of this historic university project. 

Become a Friend today!

Download our brochure, complete and send the donation card, or donate online through the KSU Foundation. 

Levels of giving

- Supporter $100+
- Benefactor $250+
- Builders Circle $500+
- Distinguished Friend $1000+
- Quinlan Society  $10,000+ (lifetime giving level)


2019-2020 Friends of The Gardens Board Member

Nancy Farrar, President
Jenne Andrews
Greta Baack
Deloris Berland
Mike Butler
Caitlin Carlson (student)
Nancy Cole
Marcia Cooper
Janice Flanary
Don Glaser
Kathy Hasler
Eileen Hinkin
Sally Lindquist
Jo Lyle
Deanna Moeder
Cindi Morris
Barbara Pearson
Sharon Snyder
Tom Snyder
Beth Unger 
Sue White 
Cheryl Yunk 
Ruth Ann Wefald, Honorary Member

Ex Officio Members 

Scott McElwain, Director of The Gardens
Kim Schirer, KSU Foundation development officer
Steve Keeley, Interim Department Head, horticulture and natural resources

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