Think Spring Fling

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March 12-April 15

Dust off the winter blues and get ready to “Think Spring” at Powell Gardens! This month-long foray into warmer weather offers events, classes, workshops and displays all designed to get you geared up and ready for blooms, birds and sun.

Events, Classes & Workshops | Think Spring Fling

Fiber Bomb Art Installation | The Kansas City Art Institute

While natural colors are just beginning to emerge in early-spring, Powell Gardens will become a living canvas through a “Fiber Bomb” art installation designed and executed by students from the Fiber Department of The Kansas City Art Institute. Students will play off structures and plants found in the Gardens to create an outdoor masterpiece. On view, March 13-April 15.

44,000 Bulbs on the Visitor Center Lawn

On a cold, misty Saturday in late November, Powell Gardens’ staff and a handful of faithful volunteers armed themselves with rakes, bulb augers and bulb planters to continue work placing 44,000 flower bulbs in a sun-ray pattern on the large expanse of lawn behind the Visitor Education Center. Averaging over 500 bulbs per hour with five staff members and two volunteers, 4,250 bulbs were placed in a single day. In total, it took 14 full days of planting and 642 staff and volunteer hours until the final bulb was placed in the ground and the effect will offer a beautiful display of spring color in the Gardens. Mark your calendar to visit between mid-March and late-April to see this installation in all its glory.

The effort to “bring back the bulbs”, generously sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware, is just one of many springtime activation that will give members and visitors more reasons to visit the Gardens from March 12 to April 15.