Being outside and surrounded by nature is nourishing to one’s soul. Digging in the soil, seeing plants grow and thrive, designing a beautiful space – these activities ground me. The Gardens at Kansas State University provide a way to share this passion for gardens with others. The open spaces, special collections, fresh air and expansive sky are restful, or inspirational at different times. Having this public space available for all who are curious adds an element of connectedness to our lives. The Gardens serve as a living, growing legacy we can pass on to each generation of K-Staters.