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Ted Ensley Gardens, Topeka

4.9
#5 of 6 in Parks in Topeka
The entrance to the Ted Ensley Gardens is our Trailhead shelter and restroom located just north of 37th and West Edge Rd. From there you walk through a beautiful 60 ft. covered bridge over a rocky stream. Then you stroll on the sidewalks through a meditation garden, rock gardens, many annual and perennial beds, rose gardens, and water gardens. There is also a gazebo, pergola, waterfalls, streams, and several ponds.

The Ted Ensley Gardens are a great place to take in the beauty of nature. The Horticulturists, with the assistance of volunteers plant more than 80,000 Tulips and Daffodils that are in full bloom for the annual Tulip Time in Topeka. In May more than 90,000 annuals are planted in beds throughout the gardens.
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  • We visited near the end of tulip time, and the gardens did not disappoint!! Amazing! The colors were vibrant and the gardens were well-maintained. As visitors to Topeka, we don't have a point of refer...  more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the tulips in bloom. It is a very pretty park and worth the time on a nice spring day  more »
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  • Great little park. We went there for the Tulip Festival. The park itself has some very pleasant pathways that wind around tulips and tiny waterfalls. You also have a great view of Lake Shawnee. During the tulip festival there were two main food trucks parked out there that had decent food. The park has a nice covered sitting area with benches, and some very nice sinks in the restroom there.
  • These gardens are my favorite place to walk my dog, take a stroll with my kiddo, or just a place to go to clear my head! The Shawnee County Parks department does an incredible job with the upkeep! Make sure to visit this place. What a remarkable surprise! On our way to KC for a graduation, we decided to stop in Topeka for the night (road trip from Colorado). I saw the Ted Ensley Gardens on Trip Advisor, so with only about 45 minutes before sundown, we went over... what a surprise!

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