Educational Classes & Programs at Powell Gardens
Get ready to get inspired through Powell Gardens’ educational classes and trips, science-based programs for children and teachers, and gardening resources gleaned from years of experience.
Year-round you will find:
- Classes for varying levels of skills, ages and interests;
- Hands-on workshops and demonstrations;
- School field trips based on Missouri and Kansas academic standards
- Occasional behind-the-scenes tours, trips and special events
Learn more about the Gardens’ many educational opportunities:
Adult Classes and Trips
Find classes covering gardening, botanical arts and more throughout the year. Annually, the Friends of Powell Gardens organizes a day trip to explore nearby botanical wonders and every other year Powell Gardens teams with the Garden Center Association to present the Kansas City Garden Symposium with nationally known speakers. Learn more.
Programs for Youth and Families
Learn about classes designed to be enjoyed as a family, ways to learn during a casual visit to the Gardens and programs perfect for earning a scouting badge or enriching a home school lesson. Learn more.
Especially for Educators: Field Trips and More
Give students of all ages an unforgettable hands-on learning experience with a field trip carefully designed to meet educational needs. And don’t miss workshops and open houses organized for educators each year. Learn more.
We’ve collected the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to enhance your home gardening experience. Learn more.
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