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Powell Gardens recognizes the unique situation COVID-19 has created for families. We love the outdoors and want to help you and your loved ones explore safely!

The education team at Powell Gardens is translating its programming to the digital world, offering video content and weekly downloadable outdoor activities that kids can do in their own backyards.


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NOTE: We may be able to accommodate some guided programs this summer. Please contact Mark Sharp at msharp@powellgardens.org to inquire about your group.

Powell Gardens offers a variety of themed program options for youth K-5. All reservations are first-come, first-served based on availability. Total payment for program admission is due the day of your visit in the form of check, cash or credit card. All fees are to be paid in the Visitor Education Center during group check-in. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students (teachers/staff may serve as chaperones).

Guided programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the desired date and are scheduled during weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All guided programs are 90 minutes and begin when you arrive. Any remaining time may be spent as a self-guided visit to experience all other garden areas. Guided K-5 program reservations require a group minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 80 students per time slot. Larger school groups may be divided into two programs and will be scheduled in back-to-back time slots.

Self-guided groups wishing to visit the gardens should use the schedule a self-guided visit link to ensure we have you on our group visit schedule. We like to greet all our groups to ensure they have a pleasant experience.

Guided Program Fees

Students – $8
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10

Self-Guided Visit Fees

Students – $4
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10


New Programs at Powell Gardens

We are excited to announce new K-5 school programs for the 2019-2020 school year! These standards-based school programs are designed to supplement science content covered in the classroom with fun and engaging learning activities. Use our programs to introduce new concepts or provide students opportunities to apply previously learned content in the natural world. With more than 900 acres of cultivated and natural landscapes, we have hands-on learning opportunities for all students. Each program is 90 minutes and incorporates using field journals, investigating nature, practicing science skills, and playing nature games. Once the school program is finished, spend the day touring the other garden areas. Students love climbing the barn silo, playing in the children’s garden, and spotting wildlife throughout the gardens. Space is limited so reserve your program today!

Guided Program Options for 2019-2020

Complete the online form and a tour confirmation including your scheduled time, guidelines and information for your visit will be emailed to the group contact person.

Schedule a Guided Program        SCHEDULE A SELF-GUIDED VISIT