The next featured demonstration and research garden is in Topeka.  The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners maintain a great display right next to the county extension office, at the Kansas Expocentre.  Bright cheerful flowers greet visitors as they enter the doors!  The plants are well labeled and there are some perennials mixed in with the annuals.  [...]

The next featured demonstration and research garden is in Topeka.  The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners maintain a great display right next to the county extension office, at the Kansas Expocentre.  Bright cheerful flowers greet visitors as they enter the doors!  The plants are well labeled and there are some perennials mixed in with the annuals. 
Most of the garden is in full sun with a southern exposure, so the flowers are getting a true test of tough Kansas conditions.
There is also a Xeriscape Demonstration Garden on the other side of the sidewalk, which is a great resource for seeing how low-water use plants can be incorporated into the landscape. Find a plant list on their website.
The garden is located at the Shawnee County Extension office:
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66604-3095

For more information call the Shawnee County Extension Center at 785-232-0062