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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Backyard Garden

Backyard_GardenThe Backyard Garden was established in 2005 at the Kansas State Research and Extension Center located in rural Olathe, Kansas. The objective of this garden is to provide an educational and interesting display garden featuring vegetables, herbs and fruits created with the backyard gardener in mind, thus the name “Backyard Garden.” This garden provides visitors with many diverse crops that are grown utilizing research-based techniques that can be applied to any home garden.

The garden features a wide variety of vegetables appropriate to this climate in addition to small fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. The Backyard Garden is also an All-America Selections display garden for vegetables and flowers. Periodically, the garden also participates in variety trials which help to update and maintain the official list of K-State recommended vegetable varieties.

Garden Address

35230 W 135th St
Olathe, KS 66061

Master Gardeners are available to answer questions and provide tours while they work the gardens Wednesday mornings, March to October.  To schedule a visit on another day (M-F), please contact us at bygjocoemg@gmail.com

Individual Garden Collections

Vegetable Gardens

Our vegetable gardens are divided into four sub-types, each with a different focus and purpose. Learn more:

Map of the backyard garden

Return to Demonstration Gardens.

Do You Have Questions?

Have questions? The Garden Hotline is staffed by trained EMG volunteers and Extension staff who will assist you with questions.

Phone: (913) 715-7050

Email: garden.help@jocogov.org