Tours

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We invite adults and school-age children alike to get some fresh air, a little exercise and the chance to learn about everything from plants and wildlife to Powell Gardens’ iconic architecture when they embark on a guided or self-guided tour.

PreK-12 Tours

Three-Hour Curricular Program

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Thematic One-Hour Tour

This hour-long guided experience must be reserved at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date. All tour reservations are first-come, first-served, based on availability. Total payment for tour admissions is due the day of your visit in the form of a check, cash or credit card based on the total number of adults and children attending. All fees are to be paid in the Visitor Education Center during group leader check-in at the front desk. One-hour student tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday

Fees for one-hour guided tours: $8/student, $10/adult chaperone (teachers are free of charge)

A 15-student minimum is required for booking any guided preK-12 tour experience.
Total guided group capacity is 60 students per one-hour slot.
One adult chaperone is required for every ten students (teachers may serve as chaperones).

A tour confirmation reserving your space and listing your scheduled tour type and time will be emailed to the group’s contact person. The tour confirmation will outline cancellation details, chaperone guidelines, student expectations, lunch options and bus unloading/parking information.

To schedule a guided tour experience for any school-age group, please complete the reservation form.

One-Hour Tour Options

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Guided Adult Tours

$15/person, 15-person minimum per group

One-hour docent-led walking tours that explore various aspects of Powell Gardens are available for your adult group with advance registration. Guided tour requests must be made at least three weeks in advance of your desired tour date. When making a reservation, please let us know if we may assist in providing lunch or refreshments during your visit. All tours begin in the Visitor Education Center. Tour content and length can be customized to meet the needs of your group. Please check back for new thematic adult tour offerings in December 2017.

To reserve a time for a guided garden experience, please complete the reservation form. A tour confirmation reserving your space and listing your scheduled time will be emailed to your group’s contact person. The tour confirmation will outline cancellation details, lunch options and bus unloading/parking information.

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Self-Guided Adult Tours

$10 per adult. No capacity limit. For your best experience, please schedule your tour in advance.

Total payment for tour admission is due the day of your visit in the form of check, cash or credit card based on the total number of tour attendees. All fees are to be paid in the Visitor Education Center during group check-in.

To reserve a time for a self-guided garden experience please complete the reservation form. A tour confirmation reserving your space and listing your scheduled time will be emailed to your group’s contact person. The tour confirmation will outline cancellation details, lunch options and bus unloading/parking information.

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Dining options for Adult Group Tours

Box lunches or in-house dining options at Cafe Thyme can be reserved for your group before or after your tour. Special cocktail hours, appetizers, tea etc. can be arranged on-site with advance reservations. Group seating is available in the restaurant for up to 60 people. Adult groups of over ten people wishing to dine in the cafe must make a reservation for group seating. Requests for box lunches, on-site refreshment or dining for tour groups must be made at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request. Please contact Linda Burton, Registrar, at lburton@powellgardens.org or 816-697-2600 x306 to inquire about food options, pricing and reservations.
Tour Group Menu

All prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Meals come with bottled water or Coke product and a cookie unless otherwise noted.

Items listed are available as a box lunch or sit-down lunch in the restaurant. Box lunches may be picked up in the Visitor Education Center.

COBB WRAP OR COBB SALAD $15

Greens with turkey, bacon, hard-cooked egg, seasonal vegetables and cheese, comes with drink, cookie and fruit medley

SOUTHWEST WRAP OR SALAD $15

Greens with chicken, black beans, cheese, seasonal vegetables and cheese with spicy ranch dressing, comes with drink, cookie and fruit medley

ROAST BEEF WITH CHEDDAR CHEESE $12.75

Sandwich on hearty bread served with a side garden salad (also available as a wrap)comes with drink and cookie.

CHICKEN SALAD $12.75

Sandwich on hearty bread served with a side garden salad. (also available as a wrap)comes with drink and cookie.

GARDEN VEGETABLE $12.75

Sandwich on hearty bread served with a side garden salad (also available as a wrap)comes with drink and cookie
Available in restaurant only

These options are not available as a box lunch and are served with a drink, fruit medley and cookie.

Bacon swiss quiche with a garden side garden salad $15
Roasted sweet pepper quiche with a side garden salad $15

Trolley and Tram use for Group Tours

Group tour visitors may board the tram from the Visitor Education Center to the Heartland Harvest Garden as space is available, in April through September. The trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Visitor Education Center to the Chapel on weekends in April, 7 days a week in May through August and weekends only in September. Trolley capacity is 35 people and group tour visitors may board for an additional two dollars each. Seating is first-come, first-served. The trolley can also be booked for private group tours outside of regular hours based on availability. Inquire for pricing and availability.