Exhibits at Powell Gardens

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Gardens of Myth

May 27 through October 22, 2017

Fantastic beasts from around the globe, inhabit Powell Gardens in an exhibit of mythical proportions. Encounter creatures as small as tiny fairies and as large as a fearsome 35-ft long dragon. Each sculpture was imagined by St. Louis-based artist Kendall R. Hart who, with the help of his team, hand-crafted each piece in his own Grimstone Studios.

Featured Creatures

Goblin of Germany

Troll of Scandinavia

Kappa of Japan

Fairies of Europe

Bigfoot of the United States

Leprechaun of Ireland

Unicorn of Europe

Gargoyle of France

Minotaur of Greece

Dragon of Europe

Conservatory Exhibits

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.

Exhibit Schedule

Tropical Gardens Under Glass | March 4-May 14
Enjoy a beautiful terrarium-inspired display featuring a variety of orchids, bromeliads, begonias, ferns and more.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | May 15-19

Summer Oasis | May 20-July 16
Enjoy a climate-controlled oasis with tropical foliage, the calming sounds of the signature fountain.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | July 17-August 3

Festival of Butterflies | August 4-August 20
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 21-25.

Display of Annuals | August 26-September 17
A beautiful display of annuals among the signature fountain.

Conservatory Closed for Rotation | September 18-22

Savage Gardens | September 23-November 12
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 13-17

Holiday Display | November 18-January 7
Enjoy the biggest variety of poinsettias in Kansas City.