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Dog Days
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dog Days
May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21, & September 18 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Included with general admission | Admission is free for members

Dog Days allows you to bring your dog(s) for a stroll through Powell Gardens*. Enjoy seasonal blooms and sunshine with your furry friend! Dogs must have current vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times. (Retractable leashes are not allowed.) Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pooch.

*Please note that marked areas of the Heartland Harvest Garden are inaccessible during Dog Days because they are dedicated to food production. Otherwise, dogs and their humans are free to explore our 175 acres.

May
26
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Family Activity: Cyanotype Prints
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Family Activity: Cyanotype Prints
Thursday, May 26 | 10-11 a.m.
$10 | 10% less for members

Use the sun to make art during this drop-in family program! Participants will use cyanotype prints and collected flowers, leaves, and other greenery to create stunning artwork.

This program is recommended for children ages 4-8. Supervising adults only need to register participating children.

May
28
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Kansas City Ballet Second Company at Powell Gardens
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kansas City Ballet Second Company at Powell Gardens
Saturday, May 28 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Performances at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.

Join Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company as they dance a spirited spring medley at Powell Gardens. To welcome the new season, dancers will perform Against the Odds and the Emerald City pas de deux from The Wizard of Oz. These movements explore balance, strength and coordination. The natural backdrop of Powell Gardens highlights the shapes and forms joyfully presented live by Kansas City Ballet.
Performances are 10 minutes long and will occur every hour on the hour between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Performances are included in general admission.

About Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company
This emerging professionals’ program gives extraordinarily talented young dancers a professional company experience as a prelude to their joining a professional company. KCB’s Second Company performs throughout the region through public performances, lecture demonstrations, residencies, and workshops, enabling the community to experience live dance in a public setting.
Pictured: KC Ballet Second Company Dancers in “Against the Odds.” Photo courtesy of Kansas City Ballet.

Jun
4
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Terrestrial & Aquatic Invasive Species Control in Missouri
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terrestrial & Aquatic Invasive Species Control in Missouri
Saturday, June 4 | 10 a.m. – noon
$10 | 10% less for members
Conifer Room

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this workshop focuses on terrestrial and aquatic invasive species common throughout Missouri. The workshop will cover identification and control, and include real world discussion about controlling invasive species in native ecosystems.

Attendees may also bring in their own terrestrial or aquatic invasives for identification before or after the workshop.

Jun
11
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Family Frolic: Fortopia Kick-Off
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family Frolic: Fortopia Kick-Off
June 11-12 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Included with general admission

Help us kick off the opening of our new summer exhibition, Fortopia! As you play on, around, and in eight unique forts, explore the rest of the Gardens to learn nature skills, build a fort of your own, and craft something special to take home.

Jun
12
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Family Frolic: Fortopia Kick-Off
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family Frolic: Fortopia Kick-Off
June 11-12 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Included with general admission

Help us kick off the opening of our new summer exhibition, Fortopia! As you play on, around, and in eight unique forts, explore the rest of the Gardens to learn nature skills, build a fort of your own, and craft something special to take home.

Jun
18
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Lunchtime Lecture: Lavender 101 (This Bud’s For You)
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Lecture: Lavender 101 (This Bud’s For You)
Saturday, June 18 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$50 | 10% less for members
Conifer Room

Calling all lavender lovers! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of lavender at Powell Gardens, in partnership with Shelti Farms. While many are familiar with the scent of lavender and its therapeutic qualities from essential oils, lavender is gaining wider recognition as a complex and delightful culinary herb as well. Explore various cultivars along with their particular uses, as well as tips for growing lavender successfully in our area.

The class will discuss the many beneficial properties of the essential oil and taste samples of lavender used as a culinary herb.

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Garden to Glass: Whiskey Edition
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden to Glass: Whiskey Edition
Saturday, June 18 | 3-4 p.m.
$25 | 10% less for members
Terrace Room

Join us to learn about this classic spirit and make a classic whiskey cocktail, the old fashioned! Whiskey crosses continents and centuries of history, a small portion of which will be covered in this casual class.

Must be 21+ to attend. Your ticket also includes a Powell Gardens branded cocktail glass.

Jun
19
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Dog Days
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dog Days
May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21, & September 18 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Included with general admission | Admission is free for members

Dog Days allows you to bring your dog(s) for a stroll through Powell Gardens*. Enjoy seasonal blooms and sunshine with your furry friend! Dogs must have current vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times. (Retractable leashes are not allowed.) Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pooch.

*Please note that marked areas of the Heartland Harvest Garden are inaccessible during Dog Days because they are dedicated to food production. Otherwise, dogs and their humans are free to explore our 175 acres.

Jun
25
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Pond Management Workshop
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Pond Management Workshop
Saturday, June 25 | 10-11:30 a.m.
$10 | 10% less for members

Presented in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this workshop will help you better manage your pond and its watershed. Learn about fish management, aquatic plant identification (good ones and bad ones,) plant management and control, and how to avoid and control aquatic invasive species.

Please bring nuisance aquatic plants from your pond for MDC staff to identify and recommend control options.