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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.



Demonstration Gardens

The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners established and maintain nine demonstration gardens. From drought tolerant plants, 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!

Backyard Garden (Extension Office)
Native Plant Garden at Cedar Crest
Perennial Garden at Cedar Crest 
Prairie Pollinator (Extension Office)
Sensory Demonstration Garden (Gage Park)
Demonstration Vegetable and Community Garden (Events Center Train)
Woodland Garden (Lake Shawnee)
Xeriscape Garden (Extension Office)

Video to come for the Backyard Demonstration Gardens!

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Master Gardener Coordinator
785-232-0062 ext 107

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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.