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Dazzling Dahlias

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thank you to our friends from the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society for bringing a beautiful display of dahlia blooms of every size, shape and color to Powell Gardens over Labor Day weekend. Below are some of the spectacular blooms in case you missed them. This weekend (Sept. 17 and 18, 2016), society members host … Read More

Powell Gardens’ 20th Annual Festival of Butterflies Is Now Open!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Here are a few scenes from the 20th Annual Festival of Butterflies, which opened today at Powell Gardens. The fun continues all weekend (and the following weekend, Aug. 12-14). Come on out and have a close encounter with some spectacular butterflies!     Butterflies pictured above include (top to bottom): Palamedes Swallowtail*, White Peacock, Scarlet … Read More

Sneak Peek: 20th Annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Several species of butterflies that have not been exhibited at Powell Gardens will be featured at the 20th Annual Festival of Butterflies, which is open August 5-7 and 12-14, 2016. Horticulture Director Alan Branhagen took these photographs inside the conservatory where just a few butterflies are fluttering about. Pictured above is the Emerald Swallowtail, one … Read More

This Weekend at Powell Gardens

Friday, July 15, 2016

Reciprocal Weekend with the Kansas City Zoo: July 16 and 17, 2016  It’s our reciprocal weekend with the Kansas City Zoo! Show your Friends of the Zoo member card to get half-price admission to Powell Gardens this Saturday and Sunday! And Friends of Powell Gardens’ members who show their membership card at the Zoo get 50 … Read More

Cooking from the Gardens: New Culinary Class Series

Monday, July 11, 2016

Join us for an evening of delicious learning at the Missouri Barn as Powell Gardens launches a new series of culinary classes led by area chefs and fresh-food enthusiasts. Our summer series kicks off on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. with Craig Jones, owner of Savory Addictions Gourmet Nuts. Enjoy reverse seared Korean steak, … Read More

Fresh Bites: Kimchi Made Easy

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Cassie Doolittle (left) and Barbara Fetchenhier served guests two types of kimchi during Fresh Bites.Barbara Fetchenhier (AKA Barb the Gardener) brought in a special guest to lead today’s Fresh Bites. Cassie Doolittle, who is a gardener in Powell Gardens’ Heartland Harvest Garden, lived in Korea for four years. She is a fabulous cook and today … Read More

Powell Gardens’ Prairie Plant Giveaway and Hike Take Place Saturday, June 4

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Celebrate National Prairie Day at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, on Saturday, June 4, 2016! To inspire a national dialogue about prairie conservation, restoration and enjoyment, the Missouri Prairie Foundation established National Prairie Day, which takes place the first Saturday of June. In recognition of this special day, Powell Gardens will have a prairie … Read More

Here’s a Sneak Peek at Powell Gardens’ 2016 Plant Sale

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Join us this weekend for Powell Gardens’ only plant sale of the year! Members get first pick on Friday, May 6, at the Members-Only Plant Sale Reception & Preview. Arrive at 4 p.m. for the reception, and enjoy a drink from the cash bar and demos on how to create stunning containers by Horticulturist Brent … Read More

Explore Kansas City’s Tremendous Trees with Alan Branhagen

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Learn about some of Kansas City’s most magnificent trees during a series of four Kansas City Tree Walks led by Powell Gardens’ Horticulture Director Alan Branhagen. The 2-mile walks take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays at these Kansas City sites: Roanoke Park, May 22: Roanoke Park is the site of Greater Kansas … Read More

Early Blooms on Iris Hill

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We are starting to see some fabulous color on Iris Hill! Located on the east side of Powell Gardens, this favorite spring display was established in the early 1990s by the late Dr. Norlan Henderson, a beloved friend of the Gardens. Horticulture Director Alan Branhagen wrote a lovely piece about Dr. Henderson in January. The iris … Read More