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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.

Shawnee Indian Mission Garden

Vegetable_gardenState Historic Site, National Historic Landmark

Garden Address

53rd and Mission Road
Fairway, KS

The vegetable garden began in 2003 and is representational of the Shawnee Indian Mission farm that was in operation between 1839 and 1862. This garden teaches the cultivation of vegetables with a historic emphasis. Vegetables are planted at various times in the growing season, including broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, lettuce, chard and onions. Many heirloom plants are cultivated, such as 'Bloody Butcher' corn. An open compost bin surrounded by a split rail fence was developed in 2006.

A large rain garden of native plants was designed and planted as a special project in October 2007.

The Mission is the place to be during the second weekend in October for their annual Fall Festival. Historical crafts are represented and we invite you to join in the festivities.

Every Wednesday morning from March through October, the K-State Extension Master Gardeners are on site planting and maintaining the gardens.  We invite your questions and we would like to show you around.

Park Hours:
Tues. – Sat.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun.: 1 – 5 p.m.
March – November

Fri. & Sat.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun.:1 – 5 p.m.
December – February

(Closed all state holidays.)


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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