Exhibits at Powell Gardens

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BIG Backyard

May 12 through October 21, 2018

Explore an oversized world of everyday objects in this larger-than-life exhibition featuring backyard items such as Gigantic Adirondack chairs and an enormous birdhouse.

Conservatory Installations

The 2,500-square-foot conservatory in the Visitor Education Center is home to six stunning exhibits annually. Visit often to see them all! Conservatory exhibits are included with general admission.

Display Schedule

Spring Cottage Garden | March 3-April 22, 2018
Enjoy a quaint installation of rustic garden decor and spring favorite such as fuchsias, begonias (flower & foliage), ferns, perennials, forced flowering trees and shrubs, and bulbs

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | April 23-April 27, 2018

Backyard Picnic | April 28-July 8, 2017
A summer display inspired by the Featured Exhibition, BIG Backyard.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | July 9-July 26

Festival of Butterflies | July 27-August 12
See a Conservatory transformed into a butterfly sanctuary. Encounter tropical species of butterflies in every stage of life from larvae to adult, all surrounded by a variety of annuals and tropical plants providing a food source.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | August 13-17

Display of Annuals | August 18-September 9
A beautiful display of annuals among the signature fountain.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | September 10-14

Poison Garden | September 15-November 11
Enter if you dare. Encounter a display of carnivorous plants and spooky jack-o-lanterns, along with mums and other fall favorites.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | November 12-16

Holiday Display | November 17-January 7
Enjoy the biggest variety of poinsettias in Kansas City.