Public tour of KU’s Medicinal Garden set for Saturday

photo by: Kathy Hanks

Jennifer Moody, a botanist/senior research assistant at the Kansas Biological Survey, shows a blue sage plant, one of the native plants growing at KU's Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden in this October 2018 file photo.

The fall public tour of the University of Kansas’ Medicinal Garden is scheduled for Saturday.

At 10 a.m., botanist Jennifer Moody will lead attendees through the garden, which features a research area made up of rows of about 50 feet that include 15 to 20 species. There is also an interpretive garden, which has medicinal and native plants. The KU Student Farm, where students, faculty and staff grow their own vegetables, is also on the site.

The garden is east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, on East 1600 Road, north of U.S. Highway 40. It is always open to the public from dawn to dusk, but public tours are scheduled only semiannually.


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