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Making a Planned Gift

The Heirloom Circle recognizes and honors those friends and members of Powell Gardens who have made a commitment to the future of the institution by including the Gardens in their estate plans. Planned giving at Powell Gardens is especially meaningful because the lovely landscape that visitors experience is itself a planned gift from the Powell Family Foundation, the founders of this world-class, cultural attraction.

You may become a member of the Heirloom Circle by:
• Making a gift to Powell Gardens in your will or trust
• Participating in a life income arrangement for the benefit of Powell Gardens, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity
• Creating a lead trust for the benefit of the Gardens
• Naming Powell Gardens as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or
life insurance policy

There are no dues or fees associated with membership in the Heirloom Circle. Members receive a Legacy Tree and are invited to exclusive events at the Gardens. Most important, memberships in the Heirloom Circle ensures Powell Gardens’ plant displays, educational programs and activities will be available for future generations. For more information about the Heirloom Circle, please contact the development office at or 816.697.2600 ext. 238

Powell Gardens’ Legacy Tree Program

Kansas City is blessed with many magnificent native, historic and champion trees that have stood the test of time and the idiosyncrasies of our climate and environment. However, many of them are in their twilight years. With your support, Powell Gardens will launch a new Legacy Tree Program to propagate these proven performers before they are lost forever.

The Legacy Tree Program will help Powell Gardens carry forward the legacy of some truly amazing specimens. Visitors can already enjoy the green legacy of our forefathers right here at Powell Gardens. From mighty Bur Oaks to delicious Pecans and beautiful Flowering Dogwoods, Powell Gardens is planting for future generations. We hope to expand our collection and continue educational programming aimed to advise on proper legacy tree selection, planting, care and maintenance.

It’s our generation’s turn to consider what type of green legacy we will leave. Please consider a donation to support the Legacy Tree Program at Powell Gardens. Your support will allow us to collect, propagate and grow many of these great plants, and soon make them available to you and the Greater Kansas City community.

Make a Tribute Gift

Support Powell Gardens while honoring a loved one, celebrating a special occasion or expressing gratitude. Recognition of your gift will be sent to the person(s) you are honoring. To donate please contact or call 816.697.2600 ext 238