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.
Spend a day creating spring color at Powell Gardens with artist Barbara Neth.
This program features small seminars taught by horticulturists about garden plants, soil testing and remediation, and adapting a design for what your landscape provides. Bring soil samples, photos of your space, and sketches to plan your garden.
Join us for a reception to meet and welcome Powell Gardens’ New Vice President of Gardens, Kunso Kim, and listen to an illustrated talk presented by Kunso Kim featuring his suggested ‘top 30’ plants to include in your residential landscape or home garden.
Join Philipp Laagland as he discusses the business behind the Dutch bulb industry. Philipp will review the yearly cycles of flower production from planting to selling and will also explain all about using flower bulbs in your landscape designs.
Join Rightfully Sewn and The Western Nursery and Landscape Association for an evening of designs in Kansas City fashion, regionally grown cultivars, and floral arrangements. Meet Kansas City-based fashion designers and learn about new plants for 2018.
Celebrate spring with an illustrated talk about the history and craze of the tulip as depicted in Dutch works of art presented by Nelson-Atkins Museum curator Rima Girnius. This program includes lunch and a tulip tour in the Kauffman Memorial Garden.
This hands-on workshop, presented in collaboration with the Kansas City Art Institute’s Fiber Department will provide participants with experience in identifying, growing, and collecting local plants that can be incorporated into hand paper making.
This free talk is presented in collaboration with Missouri Department of Conservation, Western Nursery and Landscape Association and the Kansas City Native Plant Initiative.
This workshop is presented in collaboration with Missouri Department of Conservation, Western Nursery and Landscape Association and the Kansas City Native Plant Initiative.
Learn to plan and design beautiful containers like a pro. Participants will learn elements necessary for great container design–pot placement, soil, drainage, sun location, and container selection. Each participant will design a container to take home.