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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

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