Saturday, February 11 | 10 a.m. – noon
Join us for Galentine’s Brunch on Saturday, February 11 in the Terrace Room. This event will feature a selection of brunch favorites and a mimosa bar. Grab your best friends, partner, family, or other Galentine’s Day enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful morning overlooking Powell Gardens.
February 11, 2023 | 6-9 p.m.
Celebrate the season of love with Powell Gardens’ Valentine’s Soirée on February 11. Cherish your loved one in the heart of the Midwestern landscape!
Upon arrival, view a transformed Visitor Center Grand Hall complete with cut flower botanical displays, crackling fireplaces, and more. Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings throughout the Visitor Center along with hors d’oeuvres and live music from Emily Dix, local jazz vocalist. Try your hand at crafting a special valentine or writing a heart-felt love letter in our Victorian parlor, spin your partner around the dance floor, and don’t forget to sneak into the Perennial Lounge for a cocktail or craft beer.
Valentine’s Soirée tickets are limited and on sale now.
Intro to Foraging: Part 1
Saturday, March 4 | 10-11 a.m.
$15 | 10% less for members
Beginner foragers, this series is for you! In Intro to Foraging: Part 1, Lydia Brawner (Lead Horticulturalist) will share local and regional knowledge to help locate, identify, and utilize wild plants and mushrooms. Learn what mushrooms to look for when, as well as how to ethically harvest them.
This class will include information on types of mushrooms and their mutual relationship with trees and fruiting mediums. Learn identifiable features and preferred growing locations to help you forage with confidence.
NOTE: The Intro to Foraging class series was created alongside a annual exhibit, Midwest Foraging. Foraging is not permitted on Powell Gardens property. In the interest of public health, safety, and in respect of our conservation efforts, all participants are expected to appreciate this content for educational purposes only at Powell Gardens.
Saturday, March 4 | 1-4 p.m.
Lab (Powell Gardens Visitor Center)
Do you have an orchid pest or fungus, but you don’t know what it is? Do you need help repotting your orchid? The Orchid Doctor is in at Powell Gardens!
Sign up for a time slot with the Orchid Doctor to cure what ails your amazing orchid. Help includes repotting your orchid, advice on pests and best remedies, and answering general questions about how to make your orchid thrive.
On Second Saturdays (March – October), Powell Gardens is open late! Take advantage of extended hours and visit between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Each season brings more to explore. (See themes for each month below.)
- March 11 | Orchid
- April 8 | Orchid
- May 13 | Art Walk & Sale
- June 10 | Fortopia & Summer Kick-Off
- July 8 | Water Play
- August 12 | Water Play
- September 9 | Family Fun Walk
- October 14 | Fall Family Fun
Horticulture Happy Hour
Saturday, March 11 | 4-5 p.m.
$20 | 10% less for members
Grab a drink and join Education Manager Caitlin Eckard for a short session on the history of orchid cultivation, then enjoy a guided tour of the Orchid Delirium exhibit. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your Horticulture Happy Hour ticket.
Saturday, March 18 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$95 | 10% less for members
Orchid enthusiasts of all levels are invited to Powell Gardens’ second annual Orchid Symposium. Event highlights include two presentations on orchids with a hands on kokodama demonstration. Attendees will receive a boxed lunch, non-alcoholic drink, and a mini phalenopsis orchid to take home. See schedule below.*
- 10:15-11:15 a.m. | Orchids 101 with Missouri Master Gardener, Lu Tarr
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Hands-on Kokodama workshop with Becky Carbonell & Eric Perrette
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Lunch
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Mimicry & Pollination with Brent Tucker
- 2:40-3 p.m. | Guided Tour of Orchid Delirium with Caitlin Eckard
Your Orchid Symposium ticket includes a boxed lunch with a non-alcoholic drink, a mini moth orchid, and a mini kokodama.
*While the schedule provided is accurate as of publication, some changes may occur. No refunds. By registering for this class, you agree to receive communications from Powell Gardens. You may opt-out at any time.
Book Club: The Botanist’s Daughter
Saturday, March 25 | 10-11 a.m.
$15 | 10% less for members
Savannah Lore, archivist and librarian, will lead Powell Gardens’ quarterly book club on Saturday, March 25 (10-11 a.m.). This quarter, the book club will read The Botanist’s Daughter by Kayte Nunn. Snacks and drinks are included with your ticket.
Garden to Glass: Killer Bee Cocktail
Saturday, March 25 | 3-4 p.m.
$30 | 10% less for members
Learn to make a Killer Bee cocktail with Education Manager Caitlin Eckard. This cocktail utilizes rum, passion fruit, and honey. Attendees will receive two drinks, a Powell Gardens branded glass, and a snack. Must be 21+ to attend.
About Garden to Glass Classes
Everything we drink comes from a plant! Garden to Glass classes are taught by rotating experts and include two drinks attendees make themselves, a short explanation of how the featured drink is made and its history, and a goodie bag featuring a Powell Gardens branded glass, ingredients for a future drink, or other fun items. Look for Garden to Glass classes once or twice a month.
March 29-April 9 | Wednesday-Sunday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In addition to more than 100,000 daffodils emerging on the East Lawn, look for new daffodil spirals in the Heartland Harvest Garden, including the Apple Court and mass plantings near the Villandry. Daffodil Days encourages visitors to learn about daffodil divisions in person and online with a virtual Garden Explorer tour.