"Help Make Our Gardens Grow!"

Ted Ensley Gardens: SE 37th and West Edge Road, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, Kansas

About the Gardens

These “World Class” gardens span 9 ½ acres. In addition to the fantastic panoramic views of Lake Shawnee the gardens also include: A Meditation Garden, Rock Gardens, Water Gardens, Rose Gardens, Water falls, Fountains, Gazebo and Pergola.


If digging in the dirt appeals to you, volunteers are needed to work under the direction of the SCPR professional Horticulturists to plant annuals, perennials, bulbs, spread mulch, pull weeds and work in the greenhouse. You get to share your talents, while connecting with people of all ages!


We cordially invite you to join us by becoming a member of Friends of Ted Ensley Gardens. The Topeka Community Foundation manages the Ted Ensley Gardens Endowment Fund. Financial gifts will be used to ensure that the Ted Ensley Gardens remain World Class Gardens.