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Ted Ensley Gardens for the win!

These gardens are my favorite place to walk my dog, take a stroll with my kiddo, or just a place to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Topeka, Kansas
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What a remarkable surprise! On our way to KC for a graduation, we decided to stop in Topeka for... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

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.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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......More

Thank SMT56
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed all the areas of these lovely gardens that you access from a paved path. Lots of shady spots with benches to sit and enjoy the gardens and Lake Shawnee. Beautiful sculptures. Clean bathrooms. Ample parking. And it's free! Way to go, Topeka! We'll...More

Thank Jeanne Z
Reviewed 25 January 2018

If you are interested in a stroll through a well maintained garden near a lake, Ted Ensley Gardens is the place for you. We also had our family photos taken there. You can also walk the longer trail around Lake Shawnee at the same time...More

2  Thank Don D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

There doesn't seem to be a bad time to visit the Gardens. Tulip time is not to be missed. Take your camera The paths wind around several planting areas. With a view of the lake around every turn - you'll be glad you came to...More

Thank Lorrie B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were traveling through Topeka and I rode my bike around Lake Shawnee. Because I was on my bike and there was no one there, I rode through it on my bike. The gardens are very well maintained by the city. There are several water...More

Thank ChickPosseeGirl
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This was a wonderful place to visit even on a sunny August afternoon. There were running and tumbling water features, beds of prairie flowers, butterfly gardens, shade plant beds and a wonderful view of Lake Shawnee. I can see why people use these gardens for...More

1  Thank rc1078
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to take long leisurely walks and take in the beautiful flowers and listen to the water attractions. The main paths are paved and wide enough for a couple to hold hands during the stroll.

Thank RD M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Awesome gardens to walk through. Early spring is wonderful when the tulips come up. Free admission but donation boxes are available. We enjoy taking the grandkids. Accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Thank tkstewart1968
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Spectacular Gardens to stroll and walk the dog. Very lush setting and peaceful. Plan a visit soon. Take notes for ideas for plantings. You will want to adopt some of the plantings and flowers and how they are arranged. Much enhanced since last year. Don't...More

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Free! and now is a great time to come since the Tulip Time is in progress...No charge for the beauty of the gardens OR the lake.