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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

785-232-0093 fax

Demonstration Gardens


The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners established and maintain eight demonstration gardens with one additional garden in the developmental stages.  From drought tolerant plants (Xeriscape) to native plants, shade gardens, sensory gardens, perennials and vegetables, there is something for every home gardener to learn and experience! Select a garden below to learn more!

Native Plant Garden at Cedar Crest
Perennial Garden at Cedar Crest 
Prairie Pollinator (Extension Office)
Vegetable Garden (Expocentre)
Woodland Garden (Lake Shawnee)
Xeriscape Garden (Extension Office)

Videos to come for the Backyard and Sensory Gardens!

Also check out our Community Garden!

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop and lead.  We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.




Lesley Hayward

Master Gardener Coordinator
(785) 232-0062 ext 109

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Have questions?  The Response Line is staffed by trained Extension Master Gardeners who will assist you with your tree, lawn and garden questions.

Phone: 785-232-0062
ext. 105 or 106
Response Line Hours:
Open April through September
Monday through Friday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.