Adult Programs at Powell Gardens
Get inspired and learn something new at Powell Gardens! Whether you’re an avid gardener, a nature newbie, a foodie, animal lover or artist – we have something for you. Call 816-697-2600 x 306 or click tickets below and register online.
Many classes fill quickly, so sign up early to reserve your space. Advance registration is required for all classes. The registration deadline for any class is one week (7 days) before the scheduled class date. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.Walk-in registrations are accepted if there is availability and if there is no required supply list for the participants. Walk-in registration is to be paid at the Visitor Center front desk.
Refund policy: Full refunds for those enrolled in classes, events or other programs will be given if the refund request is made seven days prior to the scheduled class or event date (see full refund policy)
Growing orchids in Kansas City (or the midwest) can be easy if you know how to care for them. Brent Tucker, Horticulturist of Seasonal Designs and Events, will show you all of the steps and tools that you need to have abundant southern blooms. The lecture at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is followed by a tour of the orchids on view at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden conservatory.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City 64110
$35/per person (includes a box lunch)
This hands-on culinary workshop will provide you with five quarts of five different fresh-made winter soups! Participants will observe hands-on demonstrations of each recipe led by chef Robert Brassard and will be assisted by students from the Broadmoor Bistro Culinary Arts Program of Shawnee Mission School District. Stock up and get your soup on to survive the last few weeks of winter. Workshop cost includes a personalized chef’s coat embroidered with your name.
Broadmoor Bistro at the Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Spend the morning with Heartland Harvest Garden expert Haley Drake to learn how to plan your edible landscape! This workshop will include instruction on soil prep, which plants to grow, and the best locations for planting. Bring photos and dimensions of your future space (or containers) and questions! Participants will receive a seed catalogue and will complete a design to take home and get started when the ground thaws. This workshop is best for gardeners who need a good foundation or refresher course on growing vegetables at home.
Powell Gardens Visitors Center Multipurpose Room
Join us for the Kansas City premiere of Frida Kahlo’s Garden, a traveling exhibition on view exclusively at Powell Gardens. This ticketed event features live music, cocktails, and food inspired by indigenous Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a performance by Kansas City playwright and actress Vanessa Severo, who portrays Frida Kahlo in Frida: A Self Portrait (performed at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre beginning April 19), a hands-on painting activity facilitated by Kansas City artist, and an exhibition walk-through with Kansas City chef Renee Kelly who will discuss the culinary side of Kahlo’s work are part of the event.
Powell Gardens Visitor Center
$50/per person (includes one specialty cocktail, cash bar available)
Learn about the important influence of flora and fauna on Frida Kahlo’s art and daily life. This illustrated talk, presented by Stephanie Fox Knappe, Samuel Sosland Curator of American Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, will provide biographical details and highlights of Kahlo’s fascinating career with special attention paid to her relationship with plants and their impact on her artistic expression. Stephanie Fox Knappe holds a doctoral degree in art history from University of Kansas. At KU, Knappe taught several courses in addition to serving as acting curator of European and American painting and sculpture at the Spencer Museum of Art before joining the curatorial staff at the Nelson-Atkins where she curated the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
Powell Gardens Visitor Center – Multipurpose Room
$35/per person (includes a box lunch following the lecture)