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Dark Forest
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dark Forest
October 22-24 & 28-31, 2021
7-11 p.m. | Gates open at 5 p.m. for refreshments

Presented in partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, multimedia walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest (October 22-24 & 28-31, 7-11 p.m.) invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious landscape brimming with enthralling performance, captivating music, and innovative creative technology where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are fiercely pierced by unexplainable paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. At Dark Forest, the universe’s most coveted secrets are freely revealed to all those who wander.

Inside this wildly uninhibited labyrinth of darkness and light, the most eccentric and ethereal creatures of the universe are free to be utterly themselves and unleash the electrifying powers of their spine-chilling gifts in boundless form. Alluring trees coded with secret messages, black waters embodied with mesmerizing reflections and glowing owls imbued with purifying insight are few among the many signs of nature’s map that will guide you and your loved ones all the way through the tantalizing peril of bat’s bend to the illuminated grounds of garden fairies, angels and gnomes. A forest of integrated darkness and boundless multiplicitous power, all who enter must cultivate an unshakable trust within their soul to be able to marvel in its most brilliant light while not falling prey to its most hypnotizing dark. Dare to brave the call of the sinister night and discover the soul-awakening phenomena that quietly lingers just beyond the glimmering light!

Oct
28
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Dark Forest
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dark Forest
October 22-24 & 28-31, 2021
7-11 p.m. | Gates open at 5 p.m. for refreshments

Presented in partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, multimedia walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest (October 22-24 & 28-31, 7-11 p.m.) invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious landscape brimming with enthralling performance, captivating music, and innovative creative technology where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are fiercely pierced by unexplainable paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. At Dark Forest, the universe’s most coveted secrets are freely revealed to all those who wander.

Inside this wildly uninhibited labyrinth of darkness and light, the most eccentric and ethereal creatures of the universe are free to be utterly themselves and unleash the electrifying powers of their spine-chilling gifts in boundless form. Alluring trees coded with secret messages, black waters embodied with mesmerizing reflections and glowing owls imbued with purifying insight are few among the many signs of nature’s map that will guide you and your loved ones all the way through the tantalizing peril of bat’s bend to the illuminated grounds of garden fairies, angels and gnomes. A forest of integrated darkness and boundless multiplicitous power, all who enter must cultivate an unshakable trust within their soul to be able to marvel in its most brilliant light while not falling prey to its most hypnotizing dark. Dare to brave the call of the sinister night and discover the soul-awakening phenomena that quietly lingers just beyond the glimmering light!

Oct
29
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Dark Forest
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dark Forest
October 22-24 & 28-31, 2021
7-11 p.m. | Gates open at 5 p.m. for refreshments

Presented in partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, multimedia walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest (October 22-24 & 28-31, 7-11 p.m.) invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious landscape brimming with enthralling performance, captivating music, and innovative creative technology where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are fiercely pierced by unexplainable paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. At Dark Forest, the universe’s most coveted secrets are freely revealed to all those who wander.

Inside this wildly uninhibited labyrinth of darkness and light, the most eccentric and ethereal creatures of the universe are free to be utterly themselves and unleash the electrifying powers of their spine-chilling gifts in boundless form. Alluring trees coded with secret messages, black waters embodied with mesmerizing reflections and glowing owls imbued with purifying insight are few among the many signs of nature’s map that will guide you and your loved ones all the way through the tantalizing peril of bat’s bend to the illuminated grounds of garden fairies, angels and gnomes. A forest of integrated darkness and boundless multiplicitous power, all who enter must cultivate an unshakable trust within their soul to be able to marvel in its most brilliant light while not falling prey to its most hypnotizing dark. Dare to brave the call of the sinister night and discover the soul-awakening phenomena that quietly lingers just beyond the glimmering light!

Oct
30
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Dark Forest
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dark Forest
October 22-24 & 28-31, 2021
7-11 p.m. | Gates open at 5 p.m. for refreshments

Presented in partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, multimedia walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest (October 22-24 & 28-31, 7-11 p.m.) invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious landscape brimming with enthralling performance, captivating music, and innovative creative technology where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are fiercely pierced by unexplainable paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. At Dark Forest, the universe’s most coveted secrets are freely revealed to all those who wander.

Inside this wildly uninhibited labyrinth of darkness and light, the most eccentric and ethereal creatures of the universe are free to be utterly themselves and unleash the electrifying powers of their spine-chilling gifts in boundless form. Alluring trees coded with secret messages, black waters embodied with mesmerizing reflections and glowing owls imbued with purifying insight are few among the many signs of nature’s map that will guide you and your loved ones all the way through the tantalizing peril of bat’s bend to the illuminated grounds of garden fairies, angels and gnomes. A forest of integrated darkness and boundless multiplicitous power, all who enter must cultivate an unshakable trust within their soul to be able to marvel in its most brilliant light while not falling prey to its most hypnotizing dark. Dare to brave the call of the sinister night and discover the soul-awakening phenomena that quietly lingers just beyond the glimmering light!

Oct
31
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Dark Forest
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dark Forest
October 22-24 & 28-31, 2021
7-11 p.m. | Gates open at 5 p.m. for refreshments

Presented in partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, multimedia walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest (October 22-24 & 28-31, 7-11 p.m.) invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious landscape brimming with enthralling performance, captivating music, and innovative creative technology where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are fiercely pierced by unexplainable paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. At Dark Forest, the universe’s most coveted secrets are freely revealed to all those who wander.

Inside this wildly uninhibited labyrinth of darkness and light, the most eccentric and ethereal creatures of the universe are free to be utterly themselves and unleash the electrifying powers of their spine-chilling gifts in boundless form. Alluring trees coded with secret messages, black waters embodied with mesmerizing reflections and glowing owls imbued with purifying insight are few among the many signs of nature’s map that will guide you and your loved ones all the way through the tantalizing peril of bat’s bend to the illuminated grounds of garden fairies, angels and gnomes. A forest of integrated darkness and boundless multiplicitous power, all who enter must cultivate an unshakable trust within their soul to be able to marvel in its most brilliant light while not falling prey to its most hypnotizing dark. Dare to brave the call of the sinister night and discover the soul-awakening phenomena that quietly lingers just beyond the glimmering light!

Nov
10
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Members Only | Festival of Lights Member Preview
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Festival of Lights Member Preview
November 10, 2021 | 4-10 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/.

Nov
18
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Holiday Container Workshop
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Container Workshop
Thursday, November 18 | 2-4 p.m.
$55 | Members receive 10% off
Visitor Center 

Decorate your home for the holidays with natural adornments created during this festive workshop. Each participant will create a fiber pot container that can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Participants will enjoy a complimentary adult beverage while they work. 

Nov
20
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Holiday Container Workshop
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Container Workshop 
Saturday, November 20 | 2-4 p.m. 
$55 | Members receive 10% off 
Visitor Center  

Decorate your home for the holidays with natural adornments created during this festive workshop. Each participant will create a fiber pot container that can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Participants will enjoy a complimentary adult beverage while they work. 

Nov
27
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Winter Wreath Workshop
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Winter Wreath Workshop
Saturday, November 27 | 2-4 p.m.
$55 | Members receive 10% off
Visitor Center 

Decorate your home for the holidays with natural adornments created during this festive workshop. Brent Tucker, lead horticulturalist for the Visitor Center Gardens, will share how to decorate a beautiful wreath using fresh cuttings to take with you for immediate display on your door or mantle. All materials are included and participants who are 21 and over may enjoy a complementary adult beverage while they work. 

Dec
2
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History of Poinsettias
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

History of Poinsettias 
Thursday, December 2 | 6-7 p.m.
$15 | Members receive 10% off
Conifer Room (Visitor Center) 

Join Education Manager, Caitlin Eckard, for a presentation on the fascinating history of poinsettias. Participants will also enjoy our signature Festival of Lights cocktail while they learn about this seasonal favorite.