Know Before You Go
Look below for the answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
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While Powell Gardens has been closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained focused on maintaining the Gardens so that when we reopen, we can offer our community a beautiful setting for release and rejuvenation during these ongoing and unprecedented challenges.
After evaluating the first phase of our gradual reopening, we are pleased to announce that Powell Gardens will reopen to the public beginning Wednesday, May 20 with the following safety precautions in place:
- All visitors will be required to reserve advance timed tickets online. Timed entry enables us to provide a contactless experience and regulate the number of visitors in the Gardens at any given time.
- Hours will be limited to 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday–Sunday to ensure our custodial staff can maintain increased sanitization procedures. We will also be open on May 25 for Memorial Day.
- All buildings will be closed, except for three public restrooms. Tram service will be suspended. The Byron Shutz Nature Trail and the Perennial Garden will be closed.
- Visitors will travel along one-way paths. Select areas will be open for picnics.
- Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations and practice social distancing.
The situation continues to evolve, and leadership will continue to meet frequently to monitor new developments and ensure that precautionary measures are adequate. Our staff is developing innovative new initiatives that will safely provide release and entertainment for our visitors throughout the summer and will continue to enrich the Powell Gardens experience for years to come. We look forward to sharing more details soon.
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.
Winter 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.
General Admission Discount: Active-duty and retired military personnel receive $2 off general admission year-round.
Coolers with picnic items (food and non-alcoholic beverages) are allowed.
t’s simple to learn more about what’s growing at Powell Gardens! PlantSnap is an easy to use plant identifier app. Scan the QR reader to download the Powell Gardens version of PlantSnap and instantly learn about flowers, trees, and other plants as you stroll through the gardens.
PlantSnap’s library has 600,000+ plants and 200 million+ plant images. Once the app is downloaded, take pictures of plants at Powell Gardens to see a complete description and learn the botanical nomenclature. You can even build collections of your favorite plants to reference later!
PlantSnap also connects us to other gardens and plant lovers around the world. Be certain to check out the app’s social feed to join a discussion and learn about plants in other parts of the world. PlantSnap works anywhere on Earth and is translated into 37 languages. The Powell Gardens’ QR code also gives the option of selecting the premium, ad-free version. A portion of the revenue generated by each visitor using the premium version supports the American Public Gardens Association’s (APGA) Garden to Garden Disaster Response Center. This response center supports member gardens recovering from extreme climate events as well as programs to help public gardens build resilience.
Powell Gardens is a member of APGA, allowing our members reciprocal benefits when visiting other member gardens.
Service animals are welcome at Powell Gardens. Pets are not allowed unless otherwise specified (Dog’s Day Out).
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
• Service Animals should remain on a leash at all times and may not be left unattended.
• Please clean up after your service animal and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
Powell Gardens is a smoke-free facility.
Firearms or weapons of any kind are not allowed.