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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

Sep
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Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join members of the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society and admire their beautiful dahlia display in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a fantastic array of varieties. Show hours are from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Members will be available to answer any questions about growing and maintaining dahlias.

Sep
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Tea and English Gardens: S.A.G.E.S.
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Senior Adult Garden Education Series- Discover English gardening a presentation led by Powell Gardens Senior Gardener, Ania Wiatr and enjoy a “high tea-inspired” light luncheon.

Sep
16
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Honeybee Keeping 301: Seasonal Management
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class will concentrate on yearly hive and bee management by beekeeper for seasonal change. Learn to check for food stores, when and how to fee bees. Class also includes refresher of hive maintenance, fall harvest, journal entries, and proper hive set-up.

Sep
30
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Native Plant School: Sedges Have Edges
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about native grasses and grass like plants, best selections for ground cover or garden focus, natural landscape or prairie restoration. You will receive hands-on training in identifying various native grasses. 3 hour advanced education certificate.

Oct
7
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Introduction to Natural Dyes
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn to make and use 3 natural dyes-indigo, madder and weld, plus some locally grown and foraged dye options. Workshop covers key concepts of natural dye chemistry including preparation and mordanting of variety of fibers for immersion dye and shibori.

Nov
4
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After the Harvest Workshop: Taking Care of the Bounty
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn to preserve the harvest using the latest in safe canning practices, how to process high acid foods using water bath, the craft of live culture foods including sauerkraut and pickling basics. Receive recipes and explore history of Victory Gardening.

Nov
11
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Forever Evergreens
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Conifers workshop will highlight good varieties for KC region, tips for planting and placement, proper drainage and watering, plus advice to fend off insects/disease. Explore Powell Garden’s collection of conifers. 3 hour advanced education certificate.

Dec
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Natural Holiday Décor Workshop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Let us help you get ready for the Holidays. Join our expert staff as they guide you in the process of selecting, preparing, and using live plant materials to make 3 holiday décor items. Between projects, enjoy a box lunch and a festive adult beverage.

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.

Refund policy: A 100 percent refund will be given if the request is made 24 hours before the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the class takes place or after the enrollment deadline. However, in most instances, your fees can be applied to a future class.

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