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KSU Gardens Information


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Whether you are looking for a place to sit-back, relax and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature or a place to bring your children to teach them about plants, the KSU Gardens is the place for you.

Collection Gardens

Specialty Gardens

Areas of Interest

  • Conservatory
  • Visitor Center
  • Rose Garden Plaza
  • Bobcat sculptures

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Hours of Operation


The Kansas State University Gardens is open to the public and free of charge. Hours of operation are March through November:

Sunday through Saturday from Dawn to Midnight.

The Conservatory is closed for renovations at the current time.

The Quinlan Visitor Center is open to the public and free of charge.
Hours of operation are March through November:

Monday through Friday from:

10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday on Special Occasions


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Directions to the KSU Gardens


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From the west on I-70

Take the KS-18 E exit (number 303) towards Ogden/Manhattan. Turn left onto KS-18. KS-18 turns into Ft. Riley Blvd. Stay on KS-18 to 17th St. Turn Left onto 17th. Stay on 17th St. to Anderson Ave. Turn left on Anderson Ave. to Denison Ave. Turn Right on Denison Ave. The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.

From the east on I-70

Take the KS-177 exit (number 313). Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto KS-177. Follow KS-177 about 8 miles into Manhattan. K-177 becomes K-177/K-18. Take the K-177/K-18 exit. Turn right at the stoplight onto KS-18. Stay on KS-18 to 17th St. Turn right onto 17th. Stay on 17th St. to Anderson Ave. Turn left on Anderson Ave. to Denison Ave. Turn Right on Denison Ave. The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.

From the north on Hwy 77/24

Follow HWY 77 going south until it runs into Hwy 24. Continue on Hwy 24 south to Seth Child Road (K-113). Turn right onto K-113. Take the Anderson Ave. exit. Turn left on Anderson Ave. Continue east on Anderson. Turn left on Denison Ave. The KSU Gardens is just past the intersection of Denison Ave. and Claflin Road. A small parking lot is north of the Conservatory.


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 Tours


The KSU Gardens is pleased to provide tours of the gardens and facility.

To make arrangements for a tour of the Kansas State University campus, with a visit to the KSU Gardens, contact:

Campus Visits
Kansas State University
Office of Special Tours
(785) 532-6318

To make arrangements for a tour of the Kansas State University Gardens (only) contact:

The Department of Horticulture,
Forestry and Recreation Resources
2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhattan, KS 66505-5506
Main Office: (785) 532-6170
Fax: (785) 532-6949


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 Parking Information


There is a parking lot off of Denison Ave. just northeast of the Conservatory. Spaces are limited 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bus parking is available; short-term only. All vehicles must be registered at the KSU Gardens Visitor Center.


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