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Dog’s Day Out
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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. General admission applies.

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Goats in the Garden! Tour
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, May 25, 2-3 p.m.

free docent-led tour

Meet docent Betty Boyd in the Grand Hall of the Visitor Center to find out more about the use of goats to help manage the diversity of plants in our prairies. In 2018, our “Goat Fund Me” initiative was launched on Giving Tuesday and raised much-needed funds to engage ‘Goats on the Go’ to help with prairie management. This walking tour will offer the wildflower meadow, where ‘Goats on the Go’ will be grazing, as a backdrop. Free with garden admission. Visitors meet in the Grand Hall to start the tour. Space is limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served.

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May
26
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Goats in the Garden! Tour
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 26, 2-3 p.m.

free docent-led tour

Meet docent Mary Smead in the Grand Hall of the Visitor Center to find out more about the use of goats to help manage the diversity of plants in our prairies. In 2018, our “Goat Fund Me” initiative was launched on Giving Tuesday and raised much-needed funds to engage ‘Goats on the Go’ to help with prairie management. This walking tour will offer the wildflower meadow, where ‘Goats on the Go’ will be grazing, as a backdrop. Free with garden admission. Visitors meet in the Grand Hall to start the tour. Space is limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served.

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CANCELLED-Seasons for the Soul: Sequence of Spring Tour
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This docent-led tour has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please mark your calendars for these upcoming tours included with general admission: Species Spotlight: Wonderful Water Lotus, Saturday, June 8 and Drop-In Tour: Shady Secrets of the Woodland, Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 2, 2-3 p.m.

free docent-led tour

Discover the order of natural events above and below the soil (as the buds burst and roots grow) and how lifeforms support each other in a seasonal sequence. Join docent Fred Klafta to learn about select garden plants and organisms and their codependent relationships as spring comes into full bloom and transitions to summer.   Free with garden admission. Visitors meet in the Grand Hall to start the tour. Space is limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served.

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Meet the Artists Opening Reception
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.

Join artists Barbara Neth and Ellie Behrmann in the Grand Hall of the Visitor Center for cookies and lemonade to celebrate their artwork. Color, light, and reflection are key to their vibrant watercolor works. Inspired by aspects of nature and florals, both artists use color in inspiring ways. Included with Garden admission.

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Jun
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Cocktails & Constellations: Gazing and Grazing
Jun 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for an evening of star gazing and grazing in the garden that features the expertise of Kansas City Skyentist Patrick Hess.

Jun
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Species Spotlight: Wonderful Water Lotus Walk
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, June 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join a Powell Gardens docent for a family-friendly walk to our lotus pond. After investigating the unique features of the water lotus, families will use watercolors to paint pictures of the green giants. This experience is suited for families with kids ages five to twelve. This guided experience is less than one mile in length and covers forested terrain. Come prepared with bug spray and sunscreen. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance. Regular Garden admission applies.

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Saturday Rhythm & Blooms
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy the rhythm of live music, libations, and the blooms of the season Second Saturdays through the summer. Purchase tasty bites from Cafe´ Thyme or Perennial Gifts, the garden gift shop, grab a drink from the terrace bar, relax and breath in the Gardens. General Garden admission applies.

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Members-Only LEGO® Brick Build Demonstration
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, 1-4 p.m.

See a Master Builder in action and ask questions as they create a masterpiece made completely of LEGO® Bricks during this members-only event! Drop into the Visitor Center for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build the LEGO® brick structures featured in our 2019 exhibition, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. From concept to the architectural considerations, down to the number of LEGO® bricks needed to complete a sculpture, learn the ins and outs of LEGO® brick construction.

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Insect Identification: Good Bug? Bad Bug?
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spend the morning with Tamra Reall, Field Specialist in Horticulture, University of Missouri Extension, Jackson County, who will present in-depth information about identifying insects in the garden (both good and bad bugs!).