Celebrate Earth Day at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden!

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Celebrate Earth Day at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden!

Friday, April 22, 2016

On Earth Day (April 22), come explore all that Kansas City’s botanical garden has to offer. Guests will enjoy free Garden admission and a full day of activities. Guided tours, storytelling, a cooking demonstration by culinary arts students from The Fort Osage Career & Technology Center, and a Trees 101 presentation by Sarah Crowder, Program … Read More

Now Blooming: Dogwoods

Friday, April 15, 2016

It looks like it will be a fantastic weekend—perfect for a stroll through the Gardens. It’s a great time to see the dogwoods, which are spectacular! Enjoy these photos, and we look forward to seeing you in the Gardens. Cornus florida ‘Cloud 9’ flowering dogwood (photo by Alan Branhagen) Flowering dogwood in the Perennial Garden … Read More

Enjoy Early Spring Blooms, Butterflies and Kites this Saturday at Powell Gardens!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Photo by Breanne Wasinger  To celebrate the addition of Paper Kite butterflies to Powell Gardens’ Spring Butterfly Exhibit, we have invited the Kansas City Kite Club to the Gardens this Saturday, March 19, to fly some of their spectacular kites. Photo courtesy of Sean Beaver Kites like the one above will be soaring over the … Read More

It’s a Jungle Out Here: Meet the Morphos

Friday, March 11, 2016

Our second annual Out of the Blue spring butterfly display opens to the public Saturday (March 12th). The conservatory has been transformed into a warm and humid jungle, lush with tropical plants along with some seasonal colorful flowers. The conservatory as jungle today! Below are some of the beautiful plants you will encounter: ‘Del Mar’ … Read More

Five Edibles to Plant When Time and Space Are Limited

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Planning a vegetable garden but you’re limited on time and space? Heartland Harvest Garden Interpreter Barbara Fetchenhier can help! Here are her top five edibles to plant for a relatively low maintenance garden that requires minimal space: Tomatoes Who doesn’t love a fresh tomato from the garden? Plant cherry or full-sized tomatoes. They are easy … Read More