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Trail Tales Exhibition | September 1- October 31
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Embark on a journey through the Gardens with Trail Tales, a literacy-in-nature project. Follow the children’s story Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move through the Perennial and David T. Beals III Woodland and Stream Garden, and enjoy interactive children’s activities that bring the story to life. Visit September 7 and show your Mid-Continent Public Library card (only one per family is needed) to receive free garden admission. This special day will include storytime led by Mid-Continent Public Library staff and a seed-bomb making activity (featuring native plant seeds) with Powell Gardens staff.

Included with Garden Admission

September 1-September 20: General Admission Applies
September 21-October 20: Festival Admission Applies
October 21-October 31: General Admission Applies

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Succulent Container Workshop
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This hands-on opportunity will provide you with basic information about the identification, care, and propagation of various succulents.

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Trail Tales | Mid-Continent Public Library FREE Day
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit September 7 and show your Mid-Continent Public Library card (only one per family is needed) to receive free garden admission. This special day will include story time led by Mid-Continent Public Library staff and a seed-bomb making activity (featuring native plant seeds) with Powell Gardens staff.

Embark on a journey through the Gardens this fall with Trail Tales, a literacy-in-nature project. Follow the children’s story Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move through the Perennial and David T. Beals III Woodland and Stream Gardens, and enjoy interactive children’s activities that bring the story to life at each of the 16 story stations.

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Drop-in Tour: Architecture Reflections
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Did you know that the buildings at Powell Gardens are of architectural note and designed by architects who were influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright? While the Powell Gardens plant collections are the heart of the organization, the beautiful structures on our grounds are the soul. Get a behind-the scenes tour of the architecture on our grounds with docent Terry Davis while to get a better understanding of the heart and soul of the gardens. Free with garden admission. Meet in the Powell Gardens visitor center.

Sep
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Pond Management Workshop
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a pond on your property? If so, you need to attend this in-depth workshop, presented in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, that will help you better manage your pond and its watershed.

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Gallery Exhibition – Micro/Macro: Works by Craig Auge and Lorie Kellogg
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 14-November 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Daily)
This exhibition explores interrelationships of pattern, color, and form through varied media by two artists both interested in examining the close up (micro) and the expansive (macro) views whether of landscapes, dreamscapes or surface textures. Their abstract paintings and collages make us consider how elements of the natural world when viewed under a microscope or from a satellite image can alter our perception and interpretation of reality. Included with garden admission.

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Saturday Rhythm & Blues
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Saturdays in the season, take a break as you stroll through the gardens to enjoy the rhythm of live music, libations, and the blooms of the season. Purchase tasty bites in Cafe Thyme or Perennial Gifts, the garden gift shop. Included with garden admission.

Sep
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Fall Fling: Through the Looking Glass (Sept 1-Oct 20)
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 21-October 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into the magical world of Wonderland where things are not always as they seem! Enjoy an artistic display of nearly 800 pumpkins and other fall botanical favorites, arranged to tell the story of Alice and her topsy turvy trip into Wonderland. Enjoy additional Garden activations, included with festival admission, on specific days.

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Salsa y Salsa
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend a day at Powell Gardens experiencing salsa making, salsa music, salsa dancing, and all things, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Enjoy live music performed by Pablo Sanhueza & KC Latin Jazz Orchestra who will feature live salsa dancing and free salsa dancing tips. All the festivities take place in the Heartland Harvest Garden under the eaves of the Missouri Barn, and in the education building —rain or shine. Food, beer, and a Mean Mule Distilling agave cocktail, and product vendors selling salsa-related items will be on-site. Check in with a gardener to learn more about growing salsa ingredients and other spicy items at home. Be sure to stroll through the outdoor garden display Through the Looking Glass on view in the gardens surrounding the Visitor Center. All festivities are free with garden admission (festival admission applies).

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Sep
28
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Trail Tales Exhibition | September 1- October 31
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Embark on a journey through the Gardens with Trail Tales, a literacy-in-nature project. Follow the children’s story Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move through the Perennial and David T. Beals III Woodland and Stream Garden, and enjoy interactive children’s activities that bring the story to life. Visit September 7 and show your Mid-Continent Public Library card (only one per family is needed) to receive free garden admission. This special day will include storytime led by Mid-Continent Public Library staff and a seed-bomb making activity (featuring native plant seeds) with Powell Gardens staff.

Included with Garden Admission

September 1-September 20: General Admission Applies
September 21-October 20: Festival Admission Applies
October 21-October 31: General Admission Applies