Powell Gardens presents special events throughout the year for you to enjoy with family and friends. Start a new family tradition to cherish or gather your friends to pursue shared interests on a garden visit.
Pancakes with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
Welcome spring with a pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes followed by a traditional egg hunt on the rolling green lawn behind the Visitor Education Center on Saturday, March 30.
Easter Brunch in Cafe Thyme
Bring your friends and family to Powell Gardens on Sunday, March 31 for a delicious brunch in Cafe Thyme. Reservations are required. See the menu and details here.
Spring Plant Sale
Whether you're a serious green thumb or just like to tinker in the garden, you'll find plenty of inspiration at Powell Gardens' only plant sale of the year on May 4 and 5, with a members-only preview sale on May 3.
Mother's Day Brunch & Concert
This is a tradition mom will seriously love! May is a perfect time to see Powell Gardens in its spring glory and you can never go wrong with a sumptious brunch. If mom is the outdoorsy type, you can bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn while listening to Brookside Brass. Learn more.
Missouri Barn Dinner Series
Three extraordinary chefs will present one-night only menus featuring produce grown right in the Heartland Harvest Garden for this true garden-to-table dinner series beginning on June 2. Learn more.
National Public Gardens Day
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10, with a visit to Powell Gardens! It's opening day for the Bonsai Society of Greater Kansas City's spring exhibit, the whimsical 'Living' Room is on diplay in the conservatory, and we will have two Garden Chef Series demos. See all the details here.
Run Fast | Eat Slow 5K Run & Nature Trail Trek
Nothing beats an early morning run or walk in the serenity of Powell Gardens. Join us Saturday, Sept. 7 for our third annual 5K run/walk, followed by an optional trek on the 3.25-mile Byron Shutz Nature Trail. You'll get great exercise and contribute to Powell Gardens' ongoing operations. More details to be announced!
Families flock to Halloween Spooktacular, one of Powell Gardens' most popular events for children. The Jack-O-Lantern Walk offers a low-key alternative that's great for all ages.
The Christmas holidays bring Breakfast with Santa, concerts in the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel and Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk.
Under a Blue Moon: Garden Party and Rare Plant Auction
Join us on June 9, 2013, for one of Powell Gardens' premier events, which raises funds for children's educational programs in the Heartland Harvest Garden. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions featuring hard-to-find plants, garden treasures and exclusive trips, and an elegant dinner.
Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm to Table Dinner
Celebrate the autumn harvest on September 22, 2013 with a farm to table dinner prepared by Chef Alex Pope, co-owner of The Local Pig Charcuterie and one of the area's most celebrated chefs. Under a Harvest Moon raises funds for children's education programs in the Heartland Harvest Garden.
Did you know? Every part of the daylily plant is edible and you'll find nearly 500 varieties in landscape settings throughout the Perennial Garden. Daylilies typical reach peak bloom near Independence Day. Learn More »