The Heartland Harvest Garden, which is the nation's largest edible landscape, is home to the open-air Missouri Barn.



Powell Gardens is proud to be a 2017 participant in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums and other attractions across America. 

As a Blue Star Museum, Powell Gardens is offering free general admission to active duty U.S. military personnel and up to five family members from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (September 4). This offer excludes festivals and other special events. 

The program includes all active duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve members. U.S. Military ID must be presented to receive admission. Acceptable forms of ID include a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or DD form 1173-1 ID card. 

The active duty member is not required to be present. A dependent family member who presents appropriate military ID is eligible for the offer. 


For details about the Blue Star Museum program, please visit

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Did you know? Powell Gardens was once a Boy Scout camp. Today, many scouts earn badges during programs available through the Gardens' youth education programs and many scouts who once camped here visit every year. Learn More »