Pond Management Workshop

Presented in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this workshop will help you better manage your pond and its watershed. Learn about fish management, aquatic plant identification (good ones and bad ones,) plant management and control, and how to avoid and control aquatic invasive species. Please bring nuisance aquatic plants from your pond for MDC staff to identify and recommend control options. 

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Garden to Glass: Vodka Edition

How is vodka made? What ingredients go into high end vodka? In this edition of Garden to Glass, attendees will learn about the distillation process and make their own strawberry basil smash cocktail to enjoy. Guests will also receive a Powell Gardens branded cocktail glass to take home. Guests will also receive a Powell Gardens branded cocktail glass to take home. 

No refunds. By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

 

Family Programming: Cyanotype Prints

Use the sun to make art during this drop-in family program! We will use cyanotype prints and collected flowers, leaves, and other greenery to create stunning artwork using nature! Recommended for ages 4-8. Adults only need to register the children who making the artwork. 

No refunds. By registering for this program, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time. 

Powell Gardens' Native Prairie Series: Tallgrass Prairies

Ona Gieschen’s Native Prairie is owned and managed by Powell Gardens, located just outside of Sedalia, Missouri. At the completion of this series of workshops, participants will have gained a valuable perspective of this ecosystem. Powell Gardens’ Native Prairie Series, at Ona’s Prairie, will highlight various topics regarding the tallgrass prairie such as biodiversity, management, and conservation. Each workshop will also include a discussion of a particular prairie plant species for additional community context*. Participants can sign up for all the classes in the series or select based on the topics presented. Classes will be held outside on the prairie, so please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, hats, and bug spray. There will be a picnic area and water available for a break time. Portable toilets will also be onsite.  

Pricing: $90/ class | $240 for series | Please note, the 10% membership discount will only apply when signing up for an individual class in this series. If signing up for the entire series, the listed price is already discounted and no further discount will be applied.

May 10th (Weather Date May 12th) 1-PM: In the first workshop, participants will receive an introduction to tallgrass prairies, including ecological perspectives and distinction amidst other grassland types. Additionally, identification of the major plant families found in this ecosystem and techniques for plant identification will be presented. The plant of focus for this class is Painted Cup (Castilleja coccinea.)

June 28th (Weather Date June 30th) 9AM-12PM: The second workshop will focus on prairie management and the connection to natural history. Participants will learn about prairie assessment and invasive species management. The plant of focus for this class is Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvis var. Nutallii.)

August 9th (Weather Date August 11th) 9AM-12PM: The final workshop of the series will focus on conservation. Participants will learn about the process of prairie restoration and seed collection. The plant of focus for this class is the Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya.)

No refunds. If you register for this program, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time.

Artful Gardens

Which came first, the artist or the garden? The plants that make up botanical gardens are thoughtfully curated, just like the paintings that are hung in art museums. To explore the connection between visual art and the natural world join us for Artful Gardens with "Docent Donna" Houtteman of Art Blocks KC. This event includes a 90 minute presentation showcasing artists that use nature and gardens for their inspiration. After the presentation, guests will enjoy wine or beer, and light snacks while receiving a private guided tour of the Conservatory as well as the current blooms on display at Powell Gardens. 

Individual tickets: $50 | 10% less for members | Please note, the 10% membership discount will only apply when signing up for an individual class in this series. If signing up for the entire series, the listed price is already discounted and no further discount will be applied.

All 4 classes: $175

May 1: Painted Garden: The Garden is waking up in the spring. Snowdrops are the first to awaken, then the azaleas, and 100,000 daffodil bulbs will be in season. 

July 31: Festival of Butterflies: Then summer is at the gardens peak.

September 11: Harvesting: The smells of fall. 

November 29: Festival of Lights: Wintertime, the gardens go back to sleep, go to bed. That is when to appreciate the structures, the beds, the gardens, the elements and principles of the layouts

Mission

To be an experience that embraces the Midwest’s spirit of place and inspires an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives.

Vision

Experiencing Powell Gardens, the region’s botanical garden, is an integral part of living in the Kansas City area.  Powell Gardens is recognized as the signature destination showcasing the beauty of the Midwestern landscape.

No refunds. By registering for this program, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt out at any time.

 

YGT: Blue Springs Parks + Rec

YGT: We Care Ministries

YGT: Sherwood Elem

Terrestrial & Aquatic Invasive Species Control in Missouri

Join Austin Worth, Private Land Conservationist with MDC, for a workshop on terrestrial and aquatic invasive species common throughout Missouri and concentrate on identification, control, and real world scenarios controlling them in native ecosystems. Attendees may also bring in their own terrestrial or aquatic invasives for identification before or after the workshop.

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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No refunds. 

Lunchtime Lecture: Lavender 101 This Bud's For You

Calling all lavender lovers to come immerse in the wonderful world of lavender.  While many are familiar with the scent of lavender essential oil and its therapeutic qualities, lavender is gaining wider recognition as a complex and delightful culinary herb as well.  Come join us as we explore various cultivars along with their particular uses, and tips for growing lavender successfully in this area.  In addition, we will also discuss the many beneficial properties of the essential oil and share tasty samples of lavender used as a culinary herb. 

A boxed lunch and drink are included with your ticket price. 

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No refunds. 

Garden to Glass: Whiskey Edition

How is whiskey made? What plants are involved in the distilling process? Join us to learn about this classic spirit! Whiskey crosses continents and centuries of history, a small portion of which will be covered in this casual class. Attendees will make their own classic whiskey cocktail, an old fashioned, while learning more about this fascinating spirit. A Powell Gardens branded cocktail glass is also included in your ticket. 21+ only.

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No refunds.

SGT: NKC Schools

Youth Guided Tour: PALS

Youth Guided Tour: Heritage Christian Academy

Family Program: Sensory Gardens

Learn how to install a sensory garden in your home and enjoy the sensory garden(s) at Powell Gardens. This drop-in class will focus on the five senses and what components go into making a sensory garden. Participants will learn about our new sensory sidewalk and take home a sensitive plant to start their own sensory garden! Adults only need to register the children participating.

No refunds.

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Native Plants as Host Plants for Butterflies

Join Dr. Nadia Navarette-Tindall for a presentation where you will learn about the importance of native plants as hosts plants for butterflies. From milkweeds to paw paws, attendees will learn to identify these plants and how to grow them in a yard or acreage. About 20 species will be discussed. Attendees will also take home a native host plant.

Admission to our Festival of Butterflies is included in your ticket price. A $12 value. 

No refunds. 

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Garden to Glass: Rum Edition

Join Education Manager Caitlin Eckard for a fun class where you will learn about what plants go into rum, and then we will shake up our own cocktail, a mojito, with mint grown at Powell Gardens. Attendees will also take home a Powell Gardens branded cocktail glass and a mojito recipe card. 

Must be 21+ to attend. No refunds.

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Book Club: Bicycling with Butterflies

Join Education Manager, Caitlin Eckard, to discuss Sara Dykman’s book, Bicycling with Butterflies, detailing her round-trip bicycle ride from Kansas City, Kansas to Michoacan, Mexico, to follow to path of Monarch Butterflies. Please bring a copy to the book club, this is widely available at all area libraries.

No refunds. Admission to Festival of Butterflies is included in the ticket price, a value of $12.

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