Embark on a journey through the Gardens with Trail Tales, a literacy-in-nature project. Follow the children’s story Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move through the Perennial and David T. Beals III Woodland and Stream Garden, and enjoy interactive children’s activities that bring the story to life. Visit September 7 and show your Mid-Continent Public Library card (only one per family is needed) to receive free garden admission. This special day will include storytime led by Mid-Continent Public Library staff and a seed-bomb making activity (featuring native plant seeds) with Powell Gardens staff.
Included with Garden Admission
September 1-September 20: General Admission Applies
September 21-October 20: Festival Admission Applies
October 21-October 31: General Admission Applies
Get in the Halloween spirit for this mad-science experience. Arrive in costume and embark on a spooky (but kid-friendly) journey through our gardens for an experience filled with explosions, potions, and eerie creatures. Kids will enjoy free garden-themed Halloween treats, a performance by Mad Science, and our mad scientist costume contest.
Join us for this special day allowing visitors to bring their furry friends for a stroll through designated areas of the Garden. Dogs must have current vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pooch. Festival admission applies.
Join artists Barbara Neth and Ellie Behrmann in making handmade cards inspired by nature and seasonal elements.
This tour will explore edible aspects of Powell Gardens and provide inspiration for incorporating varied seeds, nuts, plants, and produce into your Thanksgiving (or any) dinner plan. Participants will join docent Nancy Shaw in varied parts of the garden to learn about edible nuts, edible flowers, and gather ideas for preserving and using them in cooking. Meet in the Grand Hall. Free with garden admission.
November 8, 2019-January 5, 2020
Join us for this exhibition featuring relate seasonal changes found in particular places and daily observations made of nature. Sandy Leppin’s black and white photographs describe the scenic and often dramatic elements of National Parks. Deanna Trapp’s watercolors reflect her changing views of the farmland, Missouri River bluffs, and valleys near her home. Both artists aspire to convey a quiet sense of beauty, power, and spirit found in varied landscapes. Included with garden admission.
Join us for a behind-the scenes tour of Tom’s Town distilling, some hands-on interaction with different botanical scents and infused flavors gleaned from Powell Gardens, and hear about the process from start to finish to make a hand-crafted batch of gin.
Please join us for an opportunity to mingle with the featured exhibiting artists Deanna Trapp and Sandy Leppin. Refreshments provided. Free with garden admission.
Yayoi Shinoda, Curatorial Assistant in the East Asian Art Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, will discuss the cultural significance of these symbols through visual representations, poems, and tales.