KAY McFarland Japanese GARDEN
opening August 27, 2020
Vision: Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland’s dream was to leave a legacy gift of a world class Japanese garden in the capitol city of the state she served. Kay’s garden will be a destination filled with serenity and breath-taking views. It will offer inspiration, accommodate contemplation and serve as a venue for life changing experiences.
Legacy: Chief Justice McFarland established a living trust to help fund her dream of a world class Japanese garden. Kay’s Garden will cost $6,640,000. The Kay E. McFarland Living Trust established funds that will pay for more than 62% of the project costs and established a permanent endowment fund of to maintain the garden into perpetuity. In addition to Kay’s generous bequest, Friends of Topeka Zoo is committed to raising $2.25 million in funding to cover the remaining expenses. Total projected cost = $6.6 million. We need your help to make this project a reality.