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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

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

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