- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A gift from the estate of the late Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland will help pay for an Asian garden at the Topeka Zoo.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (bit.ly/22MNBQk) reports that the zoo plans to open the garden in 2018. Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the garden will feature lush vegetation, benches, a tea house, pools of water and three bridges over water - one straight, one zig-zag and one featuring steppingstones.

McFarland died last August at age 80. Wiley says that during the last 18 months of her life, McFarland played an active role working with a team to develop plans for the garden.

Wiley says the precise amount being endowed remains unknown as steps continue to be taken to finalize her estate.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com


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