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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. The registration deadline for any class is one week (7 days) before the scheduled class date. 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 only. Please review our full class registration policy below.

Upcoming Classes

 

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Onion Harvest: Work & Learn
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the differences between fresh and dried onions, an understanding of the curing, clean-up, and proper storage of onions so they will keep, and get a look at how our CSA operates in this hands-on experience.

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Brunch with the Butterflies
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sam Donnell, owner of The Waffle Iron will create your choice of one a sweet or savory gourmet waffle that compliment the color of butterflies swirling nearby. Includes coffee, waffles, and a brunch cocktail.

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Brunch with the Butterflies
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sam Donnell, owner of The Waffle Iron will create your choice of one a sweet or savory gourmet waffle that compliment the color of butterflies swirling nearby. Includes coffee, waffles, and a brunch cocktail.

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Brunch with the Butterflies
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sam Donnell, owner of The Waffle Iron will create your choice of one a sweet or savory gourmet waffle that compliment the color of butterflies swirling nearby. Includes coffee, waffles, and a brunch cocktail.

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North American Butterfly Association Native Butterfly Count
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the 16th Annual NABA butterfly count at Powell Gardens. Participants will be paired with a knowledgeable leader, and go to various garden areas. At 1 p.m. there will be a four-hour hike on the 3.25-mile nature trail to find butterflies.

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SAGES: Butterfly Gardening with Lenora Larson
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the specific requirments to create a butterflies’ field of dreams, including host plants for caterpillars and flowers for the adults. Lunch included.

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Monarch Butterfly Social & Release
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a truly unique happy hour featuring a live Monarch butterfly release from the newly renovated patio at Kansas City’s Monarch Bar.

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The Potted Butterfly Garden: Getting Up Close and Personal with Butterflies
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you love butterflies, but have no yard or just want a closer relationship with butterflies and caterpillars? This hands-on presentation reviews container gardening for attracting butterflies. Participants will build their own potted butterfly garden.

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Winging It: Guided Tour
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join botanist Bret Budach for a walking tour through the gardens to locate and identify dragonflies and butterflies and host and nectar plants. Please dress for the weather.

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Cocktails & Constellations
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This outing will take you to the stars and back! View moon showers and planets, enjoy a cocktail class by Till Vodka featuring simple syrups by Boozy Botanicals and custom charcuterie prepared by sous chef Justin Kent of the Classic Cup.

Registration

Powell Gardens takes registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early to ensure your space in the program. Advance registration is required for all classes. You will receive confirmation of your enrollment via email after you complete your registration.