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Gardening 101: Organic Pest Management
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gardening 101: Organic Pest Management 
Saturday, June 26 | 11 a.m. – noon
Heartland Harvest Garden at Powell Gardens
$15 | Members less 10%

Join Haley Drake, Heartland Harvest Garden horticulturist, for a tour of our edible landscape. Learn how Powell Gardens manages all kinds of pests, from beetles to rabbits. Haley will share tested and proven techniques you can use in your garden to treat and prevent pest populations. Don’t let pests interrupt another year of bountiful fruit and vegetable harvest! Bring your questions and come prepared for a walking tour.

The Gardening 101 classes are great for all gardeners interested in establishing new gardens or improving existing ones. Powell Gardens’ staff share their expertise about topics such as what to consider when designing a garden, how to select and start seeds, how to successfully care for plants’ specific needs, what diseases and pests to look for, and/or how to properly fertilize. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about their own gardens and arrive prepared for a walking tour of the Garden in focus.

Jul
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Dog Days
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dog Days
July 10, August 14 & September 11 | 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.

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Get Growing Garden Demo
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Get Growing Garden Demo
July 10, August 14 & September 11 | 11 a.m. – noon
Heartland Harvest Garden
Included with general admission | Members receive free admission

Drop into the Heartland Harvest Garden for a short demonstration of how food grown seasonally in the Gardens may be used for food, decoration, or personal care. 

Jul
15
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Lunchtime Lecture: Bizarre and Beautiful Monarch Migration
Jul 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunchtime Lecture: Bizarre and Beautiful Monarch Migration 
Thursday, July 15 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presented virtually
$20 | 10% less for members

Sit back and experience the journey of the monarch butterfly from the Midwest to Mexico. Learn about the unique patterns and events of the monarch butterfly’s annual migration. Following the presentation, visit Powell Gardens’ Festival of Butterflies (July 22 – August 8, 2021)  to view monarch butterflies in their natural habitat. The program will be presented virtually but one-time festival admission to Festival of Butterflies is included.

Jul
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Members Only | Festival of Butterflies Member Preview
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Festival of Butterflies Member Preview
July 21, 2021 | 4-8 p.m.
Admission for members only

Active members enjoy a first look at each of our four seasonal festivals! This evening opportunity allows you to take advantage of smaller crowds for a more personal experience with nature. Show your membership card or provide your name at our Visitor Center check-in.

Member ticket reservations are not required. This is a members-only event and guests are limited to just the amount your membership allows. Non-members will need to purchase a membership for entry as tickets will not be sold at the door. To renew your membership, visit https://powellgardens.org/homepage/membership-giving/membership/

 

Aug
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Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens
August 7-8, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Included with general admission | Admission is free for members

Join the Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens. Society members will be on-site showcasing these special plants and available to answer questions. Plants may be for sale as long as supplies last.

Aug
8
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Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens
August 7-8, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Included with general admission | Admission is free for members

Join the Kansas City Carnivorous Plant Society at Powell Gardens. Society members will be on-site showcasing these special plants and available to answer questions. Plants may be for sale as long as supplies last.

Aug
12
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Gardening 101: Aquatic Garden Management
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gardening 101: Aquatic Garden Management 
Thursday, August 12 | 11 a.m. – noon
$15 | 10% less for members

Join Matt Hockaday, Aquatics Collections Horticulturist, for a tour of the Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden to learn about designing aquatic plant displays, caring for the diverse species, and how to fertilize and divide water lilies. Matt will share how to keep aquatic plants alive through the winter and answer questions you may have about your aquatic garden.

Aug
14
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Composting Workshop
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Composting Workshop
Saturday, August 14 | 9 a.m. – noon
$50 | Members receive 10% off 

Join Stan Slaughter, one of the top compost educators in the nation, for a workshop exploring best practices for composting at home, the science behind decomposition, and what matter provides the best organic results for your garden. A portion of the workshop delves into vermi-composting in spaces in and outside your home. This workshop includes an Earth Machine composter ($150 retail value!) and instruction for installation. Stan was invited by HRH Prince Charles to lecture on composting in England in 2016.

 

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Dog Days
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dog Days
July 10, August 14 & September 11 | 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.