The Gardens are divided into three categories of need: Garden Area, Features, and Equipment & MNI. This helps continue our efforts to provide:
- An invaluable educational tool and learning laboratory for K-State students from several departments across campus and visitors of all ages.
- An opportunity for research, conservation, and environmental involvement.
- A place of beauty for all to enjoy connecting the university with surrounding communities and beyond.
All categories are vital to the development, growth, and success of The Gardens.
Gifts are a wonderful way to honor a loved one, family or friend. Or perhaps, a gift could simply express appreciation for a place you enjoy and wish to support.
A gift to the Garden Areas represents sponsorship of the absolute essential garden ingredient - plant materials to enrich existing areas, build new areas, and bring future plans into the present.
Features add beauty, information, or a place to relax and reflect. They are an important part of The Gardens and include: benches, sculptures, urns and planters, fountains, arbors, chairs, paved paths, boulders, etc. Features are frequently given in memory of a special person with informative plaques.
Equipment & Multiple Necessary Items (EMNI)
EMNI includes many items that are less glamorous, yet extremely important: irrigation systems, identification tags, tools, mowers, visitor center office equipment, display items, etc.