Bloom Fest

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Bloom Fest: Play Outside

April 15, 2021 – May 9, 2021
Thursday – Sunday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Festival Admission Applies
Members Receive Free Admission


After a long winter (and a long year), Powell Gardens presents Bloom Fest: Play Outside. Celebrating the joy, color, beauty, and creativity of nature, this brand-new festival features spectacular botanical displays, inventive floral design, and activities for the whole family. 

Festival Spotlight: Art

Experience art coming to life as John Rufenacht, locally acclaimed interior designer, reimagines Birthday Bouquet, a whimsical spring painting by artist Florine Stettheimer from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s collection, in our conservatory. Plants and art collide in this spectacular display.

See the inspiration on display in Gallery 219 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Reservations are required to visit the museum.

Six regional artists will interpret additional works of art through plants and natural materials. Their final pieces will be displayed on the Millstone (near the Fountain Garden) during the four-week festival.

Conservatory Inspiration: Birthday Bouquet by Florine Stettheimer

Festival Favorites

  • Experience the Midwest landscape newly abloom across our Gardens.
  • Sit and linger in a warm greenhouse with a newly installed living wall.
  • Enjoy a dessert bar in the Perennial Lounge while shopping for local and seasonal goods.

Featured Artists

  • John Rufenacht (Conservatory)
  • David Bird
  • Will Brown
  • Kristopher Dabner
  • Jennifer DeBacker
  • Duane Hoover
  • Craig Sole


Reserve Festival Tickets


Attention Members: Members do not need to purchase festival admission or parking. However, if your group of visitors exceeds the amount of people covered in the membership, purchase tickets at this link.  To add a Festival+ Pack to a member visit, select only the number of Festival+ Packs desired & proceed to checkout.

Please note: Bloom Fest tickets can be used any time between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the date selected. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Upgrade your experience with a Festival+ Pack! Festival+ packs do not include admission but bundle the following festival favorites:

  • non-alcoholic beverage
  • sweet treat
  • festival souvenir

Purchase a Festival+ Pack with the ticket link provided.


Special Events at Bloom Fest


Powell Gardens remains committed to the safety of our staff and visitors. Advanced tickets are required for Bloom Fest: Play Outside. To see a complete list of safety precautions, click here.