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Know Before You Go

Inclement Weather

Powell Gardens embraces most weather events and encourages visitors to experience the Gardens regardless of rain or snow.  However, when the weather becomes dangerous to visitors, staff, and volunteers, the Gardens may choose to close.  Powell Gardens uses the National Weather Service as a benchmark and takes into account the impact closing the Gardens will have on scheduled events and classes.

Weather events of concern:

Winter Weather Advisory: Garden remains open

Winter Storm Warning: Garden closes

Ice Storm Warning: Garden closes

Heat Advisory: Garden remains open

Tornado Watch: Garden remains open

Tornado Warning: Visitors, staff and volunteers are moved to safe areas, the Visitor Center basement and the lower level of the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel.

Lightning: Garden remains open, but everyone in the Gardens is advised to take shelter.

If events or classes are canceled due to inclement weather, they will be rescheduled or refunds will be processed.