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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.

Blue Valley School District Wilderness Science Center Garden

WSC_Rain_Garden_at_Work“Gardening for the Future of Our Earth”

The Wilderness Science Center (WSC) garden is a partnership between the Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners and the Blue Valley School District to manage the Wilderness Science Center garden located beside Blue Valley Middle School on 163rd Terrace in Overland Park, Kansas.

The site demonstrates environmentally friendly gardening practices using plants that are native to the four surrounding states. These plants attract and support birds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators that make possible the flowers and food products that we enjoy and need. This style of gardening substantiates the interdependence between animals and plants.

The WSC classrooms are used by the resident science teacher to instruct students from the entire school district. The garden and adjoining wilderness are used for teaching purposes, although the EMGs have no obligation to or contact with the students.

Garden Address

163rd and Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS

Park Hours: No visitors are allowed during school hours or summer programs.

Extension Master Gardeners work in the garden on Monday morning. The public has access to the site when classes are not in session.

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