Culinary Adventures


Enjoy the Heartland Harvest Garden with all five senses! Every time you visit the nation's largest edible landscape, we hope you taste, smell or learn something new. Here are some of the opportunities awaiting you this season. 

Fresh Bites with Barb the Gardener 

Ever wished you could talk with one of Powell Gardens' horticulturists or get some free hands-on coaching about edible gardening or cooking from the garden? Barbara Fetchenhier, Heartland Harvest Garden Interpreter, offers drop-in sessions at 2 p.m. in the Missouri Barn on second Saturdays from May through September. Learn more about Fresh Bites and see the 2017 schedule.


Missouri Barn Dinner Series

Join in a celebration of the flavor and variety to be found in locally-grown produce, including freshly-gathered items from our own Heartland Harvest Garden. For this series, we invite innovative local chefs to craft a unique, one-night-only menu for our guests to enjoy under the eaves of our beautiful Missouri Barn. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required ($125/person, members receive 10% off). Learn more about this year's dinner series here.

Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner Fundraiser 

Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's Kansas City, created an incredible menu for our 2016 dinner, which benefits children's educational programs at Powell Gardens. Join us in 2017 for another fabulous farm-to-table dinner showcasing the season's best flavors with ingredients from local farms and producers, including the Heartland Harvest Garden. Learn more about Under a Harvest Moon.  

Wassailing Celebration and Feast 

Wassail! In January, join us for our Wassailing Celebration and Feast—an event like no other in the region. We will sing to the health of the Powell Gardens' apple trees, imbibe some "ole recipe wassail" and enjoy a winter feast. Prepaid reservations are required ($125/person, member receive 10% off). Learn more about this winter feast.   

Did you know? Powell Gardens has 7,000 varieties of permanent plants on display. No matter the season, this is a great place to see an inordinate variety of plants in the landscape and take home ideas you can use. See our Gardening Resources »


Carter Holton-Garden Chef Series 1

Visit the Heartland Harvest Garden on Sunday afternoons to learn how to cook from the garden! 

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Experience the tastes of the Heartland Harvest Garden with our 'Fresh Bites' programs.

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