Public Gardens

These are gardens open to the public. If you would like your garden listed, contact us.

Wilderness Science Center

5001 W. 163rd Terrace, Stilwell, KS

The Blue Valley School District manages this site. The entire site exceeds 30 acres with paths around the wetland, through the forest and borders the prairie areas. The managed garden is focusing on native plants that are beneficial to wildlife. Located behind the school. Open to the public when School is not in session.

Shawnee County Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Cedar Crest & Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS

This garden is maintained by Shawnee County Master Gardeners. It's at the entrance of Cedar Crest - the governor's mansion in Topeka.

Kansas Museum of History Native Plant Garden

6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS

Exit 356 on I-70 in west Topeka. Turn north; enter the roundabout and follow the signs directing you west.

Dyck Arboretum

177 West Hickory Street, Hesston, KS

Native Wildflowers and Grasses as well as Shrubs and Trees

Haskell Indian Nations University Medicinal Plant Demonstration Garden

155 Indian Avenue, Lawrence, KS

The garden is locate at the Haskell Cultural Center & Museum

Sedgwick County Extension Arboretum

21st Street North & Ridge Road – South East Corner, Wichita

Trees, Shrubs, Demonstration Garden, Native Wildflowers, Grasses & Walking Trail

Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners

Kansas State University Gardens

Denison Ave. and Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS

Various gardens including a Adaptive/Native Plant garden

Kansas State Univeristy

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

8909 W 179th. Street, Overland Park, KS

About 85 percent of the property is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. The remaining portion includes traditional botanical gardens, the Environmental Education Visitors Center (EEVC) and maintenance facilities.

Kaufman Museum Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction

27th and North Main, North Newton, KS

On the Bethel Campus in North Newton is a magnificent garden 1.5 acres in size. It has a large number of forbs and grasses. It is well maintained and has a blackboard listing what is in flower and can be seen.