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Plant Collections at
Powell Gardens

The Collections of a Living Museum

Powell Gardens is a living museum with a rapidly growing collection. With more than 21,000 plants on record by the end of 2020, the Gardens has amassed data that is important for long-term planning and as a reference tool. 

Through a grant in 2020, the Powell Gardens’ collection moved to a platform allowing public access. Explore our living collection, features, and garden tours online with Garden Explorer.

Collections of Note

Other collections of note include dogwoods, native trees and shrubs,  rock plants, daylilies and bearded iris. Powell Gardens’ magnolia collection has been certified by the American Public Gardens Association’s North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC). Its conifers are certified as a Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society. The aquatic plant collection is in the review process for certification by the International Waterlily and Water Garden Society. Powell Gardens is an affiliated garden for the Hardy Fern Foundation.